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EIU ViewsWire via EIU
Coverage:2004 to the present

EIU ViewsWire covers the critical aspects of global business, including business regulations; economic developments; financial markets; foreign investment; industrial trends; labor conditions; political changes; and trade policies in 201 countries. It delivers three types of business intelligence:

  • Country alerts offering briefings on key market developments around the world
  • Country views for timely assessments and forecasts of changing market country updates, consensus currency, interest and equity forecasts, country forecast and risk summaries
  • Country background covering facts and figures on local market and regulatory environments, including country fact sheets, economic indicators, trade, tax and foreign exchange regulations, and weekly interest rates.

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EMBASE
Coverage:1980-

Medical database with coverage that encompasses more European and International content than Medline.

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eMolecules

Open access chemical structure search engine.

 

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Empire Online (Adam Matthews Digital)
Coverage:1492-

This primary sources database provides images of original documents related to the British Empire. The content is structured around five thematic sections: Cultural Contacts; Literature; The Visual Empire; Religion; and Race, Class, Colonialism and Imperialism.

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music
The online version of Colin Larkin's 10-volume The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th Edition. Contains 27,000 entries. Features a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, and growing genres including modern R&B, alternative, country, lo-fi, punk, metal and hip hop. Additional entries cover trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Updated three to four times a year with new and revised articles. Cross-searchable with Grove Music Online through the Oxford Music Online gateway.
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Energy Citations Database (via SciTech Connect)
Coverage:1948-

Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. Energy Citations includes bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

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Engineering Village (Compendex, INSPEC, GeoRef, GeoBASE)
Coverage:1969-present

A gateway to several scientific, applied science, technical and engineering-related databases, collections, and services, chiefly Compendex and Inspec. Updated weekly.

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English Short Title Catalogue

Lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800 mainly in Britain and North America mainly, but not exclusively, in English from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.  Also see "Early English Books Online (EEBO)" and "Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)" for fulltext.

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Entrepreneurship Corner

A free collection of more than 2,000 videos and podcasts related to entrepreneurship, innovation, product development, and other business topics, including lectures from thought leaders in the field.  The content can be searched or browsed by speaker, topic, collection, date, media type, popularity and more.

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Entrepreneurship Database
Coverage:1900 to the present

Database combines theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, working papers and conference proceedings - to the practical - including books, video clips,  templates, forms, and sample business plans. Citations, abstracts and some full-text are provided for over 1,400 publications related to entrepreneurship. 

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Entrez Genome

The whole genomes of over 1000 viruses and over 100 microbes can be found in Entrez Genome. The genomes represent both completely sequenced organisms and those for which sequencing is in progress. All three main domains of life - bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota - are represented, as well as many viruses and organelles.

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ERIC (ProQuest)
ERIC (FirstSearch - Maximum concurrent users: 4)
ERIC
Coverage:1966 to present
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Indexes journals (accession numbers start with EJ) and 'documents' (accession numbers start with ED).  For Document fulltext, search titles in the open access ERIC or Google.

The world’s largest digital library of education resources, with more than 1.3 million citations to journal articles, books, papers, reports, theses, curriculi, standards and guidelines. About 950 journals are actively indexed in ERIC, 90+ percent peer-reviewed.

Includes 2 parts: RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education).

More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993- ), are available for free through the  US Dept. of Education. ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

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Erudit

A growing collection Canadian peer-reviewed journals, primarily published in Quebec. Many journals publish in French, or bilingual French/English articles.

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Espacenet Patent Search

European patents are searchable in the Espacenet database. Full text images of the documents are available as PDF files.

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Euler

Provides a site for searching out mathematical resources, such as books, preprints, Web pages, abstracts, proceedings, serials, technical reports, and theses.

 

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European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies
Coverage:1991-2007

This database contains the data of two former EBSEES databases, one for 1991-2000, the other for 2001-2006. The new unified database with about 85.500 titles has been developed by the Berlin State Library in cooperation with the Maison des Sciences de l´Homme, Paris. For the years 1975-1990 EBSEES is available in printed form only. Work on adding records to EBSEES ended in 2007, and no further editing will take place after December 2007. The end date for each country’s contribution varies.

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Factiva
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Factiva will automatically timeout after 20 minutes of browser inactivity. This default is set by the database provider and cannot be changed. To prevent unintentional logouts, make sure you click somewhere in the browser to keep your session active or save/email document(s) to read off-line.

To disconnect from Factiva, click the gear icon (i.e., the Setting/Tools/Support menu) in the upper right corner and select LOGOUT. This will allow another user to access the database immediately. 

A multi-disciplinary database that provides access to current and archived news and business information worldwide. The database contains content from more than 31,000 sources from 200 countries in 26 languages. It includes:

  • more than 2,500 newspapers, with same-day and archival coverage (e.g., Financial Times [current month embargoed], Globe and Mail, Hamilton Spectator, New York Times, Wall Street Journal )
  • more than 1,000 newswires, including more than 400 that update continuously (e.g., The Associated Press, PR Newswire)
  • television and radio transcripts along with audio and video coverage (e.g., BBC, CNN, NPR)
  • Web and blog content from thousands of business and news sites worldwide
  • more than 5,000 business and industry publications (e.g., Economist, Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek)
  • over 40,000 company profiles for publicly traded companies wordwide
  • photographs from Reuters and other image sources
# of users:6
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Film & Television Literature Index
Coverage:1990's to present, but varies by title; selective coverage back to 50 years prior

Citations to articles in film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications, and selected coverage of 300 more.

Covers industry papers, news journalism, and scholarly academic journals on topics for film and television. Titles include Film Journal International, Journal of British Cinema & Television, Film Criticism, Post Script, and Variety, as well as technical publications such as SMPTE.

Also covers international film and television publications such as Cahiers du Cinema, Cinema in India, Cinemamaya, Filmkultura, Segnocinema, and Kinetoscopio.

 

 

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Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business via ODESI (1997-2013)
Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business via DLI (1994-2011) - select Business and Finance > Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business (FPICB)
Coverage:1994 to 2013 (includes data from 1992/1994 to 2009/2011)
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Once connected, click on the Download Excel files link above the Abstract tab to access FPICB data.  It may be easier to view FPICB data using the CD-ROM program file which can be downloaded to your own computer from the link noted above. The file is delivered in zipped form. Unzip the file and run the setup file (setup.exe) to install the program.

Contains 15 key financial ratios by industry groupings compiled from the North AmericanIndustry Classification System. It is based on up-to-date, reliable and comprehensive data on Canadian businesses, derived from Statistics Canada databases of financial statements for three reference years. It can be used:

  • to compare an enterprise's performance to that of their industry and address issues such as profitability, efficiency and business risk 
  • for inter-industry comparisons

Comprised of three volumes:

  1. covers large enterprises in both the financial and non-financial sectors, at the national level, with annual operating revenue of $25 million or more.
  2. covers medium-sized enterprises in the non-financial sector, at the national level, with annual operating revenue of $5 million to less than $25 million.
  3. covers small enterprises in the non-financial sector, at the national, provincial, territorial, Atlantic region and Prairie region levels, with annual operating revenue of $30,000 to less than $5 million.
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First Consult
Coverage:Updated weekly
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Access is provided via Elsevier's ClinicalKey as a 'Content Type'.

 First Consult is an evidence-based clinical information resource for healthcare professionals. Designed for use at point of care, it provides instant, user-friendly access to the latest information on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis, and prevention.

    * Medical Topics are First Consult's comprehensive database of clinically-compiled, weekly-updated information on patient evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, tests, prevention, and much more
    * Differential Diagnoses provides a rapid evaluation of your patient's complaint with interactive access to potential diagnoses ordered by age and prevalence
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First Resort (Lancaster House)
Coverage:1990s to the present
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The FirstResort interface changed in September 2017.
The Library does not subscribe to the Collective Agreements in Canada module in FirstResort.

First Resort is Lancaster House's database for Canadian labour, employment, and human rights law. McMaster's Library subscription consists of the resources noted below. Search all content at once or browse specific content by selecting an item listed under the Explore First Resort heading (on the left). 

  • e-Alert Databases, 1997 to current
    Contains articles that summarize and analyse key labour and employment law decisions across Canada. The articles are organized into twenty databases (or titles), each of which covers a different area of labour and employment law. Search or browse articles and obtain access to full-text decisions.
    • Collective Bargaining
    • College and University Employment Law
    • Disability & Accommodation
    • Discharge & Discipline
    • Education Employment Law
    • Employment Standards Law
    • Federal Labour & Employment Law
    • Firefighters/Fire Services Employment Law
    • Gender, Equity and Work-Life Balance
    • Health & Safety/Workers' Compensation Law
    • Health Care Employment Law
    • Human Rights and Workplace Privacy
    • Labour Arbitration
    • Labour Board Law
    • Labour Law
    • Municipal Employment Law
    • Pension & Benefit Law
    • Police Employment Law
    • Public Service & Crown Agency Employment Law
    • Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law
       
  • Headlines, 2003 to the present 
    Lancaster House Headlines cover the latest, most significant developments in labour and employment law. Concise summaries include links to full-text decisions.  
     
  • Leading Cases on Labour Arbitration Online, 2nd edition
    Includes authoritative commentary on over 2,300 arbitration awards, court judgments and tribunal decisions, with links to case summaries and analysis, as well as full texts of decisions.
     
  • Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law eText
    Provides access to Lancaster's collection of wrongful dismissal and employment law-related eAlerts, databases and cases, supplemented by up-to-date commentary and analysis of the law. Structured in textbook format and organized by subject matter and issue.
     
  • Supreme Court Decisions,1999 to the present
    Provides updates on labour and employment law cases that are pending before, or decided by, the Supreme Court of Canada.
     
  • Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, 1993 to the present
    Provides in-depth analysis of key issues in labour and employment law. It also provides timely commentary on major legislative and case law developments.
     
  • Labour Arbritration Yearbook, [1991-2012/13]
    Each volume of the Yearbook contains articles that reflect the diverse viewpoints in the labour arbitration community. Includes contributions by leading arbitrators and by advocates for unions and management.
     
  • Directory of Arbitrators
    A listing of over 350 qualified arbitrators in Canada. Entries for each arbitrator can include qualifications, background, case experience, contact information and availability. Browse a complete A-Z listing of all arbitrators, or search by last name or jurisdiction.
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First World War: Personal Experiences; Propaganda and Recruitment

Showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. Also provides secondary contextual material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.

Material is sourced from archives around the world, including McMaster's Archives and Research Collections which contributed hundreds of personal collections, albums, photographs, trench journals, sheet music, visual sources and trench maps, as well as material from the Vera Brittain Archive and Michael Brisebois collections.

Includes:

  • Diaries and journals
  • Letters
  • Personal narratives and reminiscences
  • Trench literature and soldiers’ journals
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks and albums
  • Photographs and 360° views of personal items and objects
  • Sketches and paintings
  • Ephemera
  • Sheet music
  • Photographs
  • War art
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Propaganda and recruiting posters
  • Trench maps
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Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Vast collection of folktales, myths, legends, and texts pertaining to folklore, arranged by title and theme, with a focus on northern and western Europe.

 

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Foreign Relations of the United States (Incomplete run, 1863 - 1958)

The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.

 

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FRANTEXT database

The FRANTEXT database (formerly the Trésor de la langue française) consists of nearly 2000 texts, ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. The eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century texts as well as some medieval and Renaissance texts. Genres include novels, verse, theatre, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy.

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Free Management Library
Coverage:Current

This web site provides free resources on approximately 650 business and management topics. Each topic page usually includes information on the author, concise overviews of the subject, links to additional resources and recommended books. Useful for students and practitioners interested in personal, professional and organizational development. 

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Free Patents Online
Provides fast, easy-to-use and free access to millions of patents and patent applications.
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French Women Writers

The ARTFL French Women Writers Project is a searchable database containing works by French women authors from the 16th to the 19th century. The Women Writers Project currently contains texts by 40 authors. There are 5.1 million words, 98,000 unique forms in 99 documents.

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FreshPatents

Provides access to the latest U.S. patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny.

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Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
Coverage:1650-1920

This collection of primary source documents captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of settlers and indigenous people living in colonial frontiers of North America, Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand from 1650-1920. More than 20% of the content is Canadian, with over 1,000 documents drawn from the Hudson's Bay Archive and the Glenbow Museum.  

Themed collections bring together documents from 16 archives and libraries from around the world, allowing scholars to take either a comparative approach or focus on a particular region. Topic areas include Agriculture & Livestock, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Trade & Commerce, Children & Family, Exploration, Expeditions & Travel, Government & Politics, Health & Medicine, Indigenous Peoples, Industry & Technology, Land & Property, Law & Order, Natural World, Religion, Warfare & Military History, and Women’s History.

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Fuel and Energy Abstracts

A bi-monthly summary of world literature on all scientific, technical, commercial and environmental aspects of fuel and energy. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Gale's Literary Index

Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 152,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 202,000 titles into one source. Gale's Literary Index provides quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 literature products from Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press, and Twayne Publishers. The referenced products themselves will contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. You can use Gale's Literary Index as a starting point to locate authors and titles covered in any volumes of the following products that were published through December, 2005.

Major products indexed include: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Poetry Criticism.

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GEOBASE
Coverage:1980 to the present

Covers worldwide literature on geography, geology, ecology and related disciplines. Contains references to over 1.1 million journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports, etc. from over 2,065 journals and other sources. Includes abstracts.Subject areas covered include: cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, paleontology, petrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology, and volcanology.

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Geographical Names of Canada

Current and historical names can be searched in English or French for physical features as well as populated places. A search will retu the latitude/longitude, feature type, region and NTS map reference. The location can be displayed on a national, regional or larger scale map. Queries can also be submitted for point-to-point distances and places within a user-specified radius of any location.

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Geologic Guidebooks of North America

Searchable, bibliographic database of geologic field trip guidebooks of North America with library holdings.

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GeoRef
Coverage:1785 to the present

Covers worldwide literature in geology and earth sciences. Contains references to over 2.3 million journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses from over 25,150 sources. Includes abstracts. Subject areas covered include: crystallography, economic geology, environmental geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, hydrology, marine geology, mineralogy, oceanography, and paleontology.

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GEOSCAN database

GEOSCAN database, comprising more than 45 000 records of publications released by CCRS [Canada Centre for Remote Sensing] or Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) authors ... is now the repository for all Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) bibliographic information.

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GeoScience World

A searchable database to journals published by geological societies. Our subscription includes access to 36 fulltext titles, with key titles from the GSA, Geological Society of London, Mineralogical Association of Canada, and more.

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Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

A global listing of over 1 million names representing approximately 900,000 places and geographic features of the modern world. Maintained by the Getty Information Institute. Organized hierarchically from continents at the broadest level, to nations, states, regions and cities at narrower levels. Provides latitude/longitude, vernacular and English names, and source of information. Historical names and notes are provided for most major inhabited places.

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Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844 / Historical G&M
Coverage:May 8, 1844 to 3 years ago

Electronic full-page newspaper archive of The Globe from June 1844, current 4 years embargoed. Coverage includes all the stories, plus thousands of images, advertisements, classifieds, political cartoons, births and deaths from more than 1.4 million pages of Canada's National Newspaper, dating back to the pre-confederation era.

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Globe on Screen

Globe on Screen, available from Drama Online, includes a selection of critically acclaimed performances at Shakespeare’s Globe, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the theatre for which he wrote, Globe on Screen video collection contains 21 stunning stage productions representing over 55 hours of content. Recorded live on the Globe stage in high definition and surround sound, the videos feature performances from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV.

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Gnomon Online

The Gnomon Online database database indexes articles, monograph studies, anthologies, and reviews, sourced from the journal "Gnomon" (since 1928) and the quarterly bibliographic appendix to "Gnomon" from 1990 onwards. The collection is augmented by the inclusion of the holdings of the Library of Eichstätt University in Classics, and, in addition, holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich with its unique collection of books published in Classical Studies.  It is available in both English and German.

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Google Book Search

Google Book Search is a partnership project between Google and major libraries such as Harvard University Library, Stanford University Library, the New York Public Library, Princeton University Library, and Oxford University Library, as well as some commercial publishers. It allows you to search the content of hundreds of thousands of books and view the full text of books that are out of copyright and in the public domain, and portions of text from books that are still copyrighted. If a book publisher is directly involved, the publisher determines which portions (table of contents, index, sample chapters) are included and how much can be viewed.
 

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Google Patent Search
Searchable full-text/full page images of U.S. patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is an alternative interface to searching USPTO. It is Google, so it is easy to search.
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Google Scholar
Google Scholar (with MAC ID login)

To get links to full-text from your Google Scholar results, set up your preferences in Google Scholar:

  1. from the Google Scholar home page, click Settings
  2. select Library links on the Scholar Settings page
  3. in the Library Links box, type mcmaster
  4. on the results list select McMaster University Library - get it @ Mac
  5. click Save

Your search results in Google Scholar will now have find it @ Mac and/or get it @ Mac links that you can click to get to the full-text in the library's electronic collection.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. 

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GPO Monthly Catalog
Coverage:1976 to the present

The U.S. GPO (Government Printing Office) Monthly Catalog of Publications consists of references to 455,000+ publications that deal with all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers all types of U.S. government publications, including: Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records.

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GreenFILE
GreenFILE is a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 600 titles, and fulltext for more than 4,600 items from open access sources.
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Grove Music Online

Includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Articles that have been updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.

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Haver Analytics via the DSB Virtual Lab
Coverage:1940s to current, but varies by indicator
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  • Haver Analytics is fully funded by McMaster's DeGrooote School of Business (DSB) and is only available to DSB faculty, staff and students via the DSB Virtual Lab.
  • The DSB Virtual Lab is accessible both on and off-campus.
    • Logging into the DSB Virtual Lab: Guide for Windows | Guide for OSX
    • Once connected to the DSB Virtual Lab, select the Haver Analytics shortcut on the virtual desktop.

Contains current and historical time series data for Canada and the United States. Includes a variety of business, consumer, demographic, economic and social indicators.  A currency conversion database with foreign exchange rates is also provided. 

# of users:80 for DSB Virtual Lab
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