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NBER Working Papers - National Bureau of Economic Research

Contains the full text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research.

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Negotech

A Canadian labour relations database with a search and retrieval component providing:

  • Access to full collective agreement contract language
  • Settlement reports containing the highlights of important benefit changes including wage adjustments in recently signed collective agreements
  • Customized data searches
  • The latest information available (updated daily)
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New Issues
Coverage:January 1, 1993 to current
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Provides information on public offerings by Canadian companies, governments and agencies. Users can query the database by using criteria including type of offerings, security type, market, currency, exchange, status, accountants, lawyers, underwriters and date range. Updated daily.
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New Pauly Online

This encyclopedia of the ancient world is intended as an aid to the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted influence on European and world history.

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New Testament Abstracts
More than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts related to the New Testament and its historical milieu. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are added. In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985. New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
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New York Times (ProQuest) Sept 18,1851 to 4 years ago
New York Times (Public) 1851 to 1922, 1987 to present
New York Times Search across the historical NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post

Our ProQuest subscription offers full page and article images with searchable fulltext back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

The public site offers indexing of NYT articles from 1851 to the present. Full-text may be available for free for selected years. Please review website for information on accessing and purchasing articles.

Our other subscriptions with full text access to the New York Times:

  • New York Times via LexisNexis (plain-text): Full text from June 1, 1980 to present; abstracts from January 1, 1969 to May 31, 1980
  • New York Times via Factiva (plain-text): Full text from June 1, 1980 to present; abstracts from January 1, 1969 to present.
  • New York Times (images) via ProQuest Digital Microfilm: January 1, 2008 to present
  • New York Times (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; Sept. 18, 1851 to present 
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) - Parts I-IV

Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe.

McMaster currently has access to four collections:

Part I: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. Documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations.

Part II: British Politics and Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the “long” nineteenth century.

Part III: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history.

Part IV: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere – including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more – with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.

 

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Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)
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To access from an in-Library station: click on the Windows start button; select Programs; select Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. Not available off-campus.

The Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) Project was established in 1983. It aims to provide increasingly complete listings of British books printed between 1801-1919. British books are taken to include all books published in Britain, its colonies and United States of America; all books in English wherever published; and all translations from English

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Nonprofit Explorer
Coverage:2001 to current, but varies by organization

Nonprofit Explorer is a free tool for researching the finances of over 600,000 nonprofit organizations. Most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status in the United States must file an annual information return form with the Internal Revenue Service (i.e., IRS Form 990). These filings can be searched by name, keyword, city, state, nonprofit category (e.g., education, health, etc.) or organization type (e.g., 501(c)(3)).

 

Each entry includes an organization's total revenue, expenses, liabilities, and assets for a given year. Revenue is further divided into contributions, program services, investment income, and net inventory & sales. Expenses such as executive compensation, professional fundraising fees, and other salaries & wages can also be noted. A percentage reflects each item's contribution to total revenue or expenses. When possible, links to an organization's full IRS 990 forms (in PDF) are provided, with some dating back to 2001.

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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
Coverage:1840 to present

Contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, and in selected cases, the actual audio voices of the immigrants.

Time period: 1840 to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980.

Scope: People from many countries are represented, including more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia; includes several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews.

Disciplines: Labour historians will benefit from details describing work in restaurants, meat packing plants, mines, railroads, and factories. Sociologists will find lengthy passages describing immigrant schooling, social life, domestic life, and community rituals. Students of literature will find descriptions of the events that inspired Upton Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser.

Content: Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants

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North American Indian Thought and Culture

Contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.

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North American Theatre Online

North American Theatre Online (NATO) is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. Its goal is to provide detailed reference information for every theatrical figure, every play, every theatre, every major production, and every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.
To date it includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to more than 30,000 plays, over 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, nearly 22,000 productions and 2,500 production companies. Each year the publisher will be adding more than 20,000 new records to these files. The file also includes some 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.
North American Theatre Online also serves as a tool to cross-search the other Alexander Street full-text drama databases: American Film Scripts Online, Asian American Drama, North American Women's Drama, and Twentieth Century North American Drama. All the results will be seamlessly integrated into one search result.

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North American Transportation Statistics Database

Presents information on transportation and transportation-related activities among Canada, the United States and Mexico, both within individual countries and between the countries. This database, presented in French, English, and Spanish is, accessible in table and time series formats, and covers twelve thematic areas, including transportation and the economy, transportation safety, transportation’s impact on energy and the environment, passenger and freight activity, and transportation and trade. 

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North American Women's Drama
Coverage:19th century to the present

This edition of North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
More than 30% of the plays in the collection have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
The collection will be of particular interest to students of feminism and for women

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North American Women's Letters and Diaries: Colonial to 1950.

The largest collection of women's diaries and correspondence ever assembled, spanning more than 300 years, and bringing the personal experiences of some 1,325 women to researchers, students, and general readers.

Subjects include what women wore, the conditions under which they worked, what they ate, what they read, and how they amused themselves; how frequently they attended church, how they viewed their connection to God, and how they prayed; their relationships with lovers, family and friends.

Contains 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries from individuals writing from Colonial times to 1950, more than 6,000 pages of previously unpublished materials, drawn from more than 600 sources, including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings, and 300 biographies. All age groups, life stages, and ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous are represented.

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NTRS
The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program's mission is to collect, archive, and disseminate NASA aerospace information, and locate domestic and international STI pertinent to NASA's missions and Strategic Enterprises.Examples of NASA's STI include research reports, journal articles, conference and meeting papers, technical videos, mission-related operational documents, and preliminary data. NASA's technical information is available via the NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS) to provide students, educators, and the public access to NASA's technical literature. NASA citations and full-text documents found on NTRS are unli mited, unclassified, and publicly available.NTRS also collects scientific and technical information from sites external to NASA to broaden the scope of information available to users. NTRS's Simple Search searches for NASA information only and its Advanced Search can search for NASA and non-NASA information.Most of the NASA information does not have full-text document images and documents can be ordered by contacting the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information.
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ODESI: a Voyage in Data Discovery

Provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system, and allows the downloading of data into external statistical analysis packages. The odesi project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). As of May 2008, content is still being added.

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OE OrthoEvidence
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The OrthoEvidence repository provides orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by orthopaedic medical experts. It utilizes a multi-step process to review, evaluate and summarize research studies, while including critical implications in its Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACE) Report. The resource was founded in 2009 by Dr. Mohit Bhandari a global leader in the orthopaedic field to provide critical information access to orthopaedic healthcare providers and their patients.

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OECD iLibrary
Coverage:McMaster does not subscribe to the IEA Statistics

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) online library of books, reports, working papers, periodicals and statistical data covering a wide range of subjects including agriculture & food, development, economics, education, employment, energy, environment, finance & investment, governance, industry & services,  social issues, migration & health, taxation and transport.  Search by keyword(s) or browse by theme or by country name.

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OECD iLibrary - Books

The OECD iLibrary provides online access to all books published by the OECD, including those of the International Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport. Currently, between 150 and 200 books are published each year. The subscription includes access to publications going back to 1998.

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OECD iLibrary - Health Statistics
Coverage:1991-current
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Users can download this software and data onto their personal computers.To use in Mills Library, please consult: Mills, Data Services.

OECD Health Data was developed jointly by the OECD and IRDES since 1991 and offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries.

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OECD iLibrary - Papers (Journals, Annuals, Working Papers)

OECD (including NEA and IEA) publishes fourteen journals and newsletters, and ten statistical periodicals. Each is available in printed form and online.

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OECD iLibrary - Statistics
Coverage:1998 to the present
Some databases provide data as far back as 1960.

The OECD iLibrary is the full-text online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. McMaster University Libraries subscribe to all three components of the iLibrary - Books, Periodicals and Statistics. Contains international publications and statistics on a wide variety of subjects including agriculture, business, development, economics, education, employment, finance, investment, migration, science, technology, telecommunications and trade. The statistical databases allow you to build your own tables and have them exported to Excel, Beyond 20/20 and other formats.

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Old Testament Abstracts
Abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies, with content from over 450 journals back to 1978. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Old Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association.
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Omniglot

This website provides a guide to over 200 different alphabets, syllabaries and other writing systems, including a few you will find nowhere else. It also contains details of many of the languages written with those writing systems and links to a wide range of language-related resources, such as fonts, online dictionaries and online language courses.

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Online geographical bibliography
Coverage:1985 - 2005

GEOBIB indexes international literature on all aspects of geography. It includes references to books, articles, atlases, maps, pamphlets and other publications under both topical and regional subjects. Updated in part by Current Geographical Publications. Bibliography covering the period up to 1976 is available in paper format as the Research Catalogue of the American Geographical Society (MILLS Bookstacks ZG 58.A5).

As of December 2005 The American Geographical Society has ceased adding new content to GEOBIB, but the database will remain available indefinitely.

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Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Coverage:1990s to current

The site indexes and provides access to over 1.6 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) freely available from over 800 institutions worldwide. Search for keywords from titles, author names, abstracts, subjects, university/publisher and more. Use More search options to limit searches to a particular field, language, and date range. The search results will include links to full-text theses/dissertations residing on the original hosting site, usually the institutional repository of the school that granted the degree.

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Open CRS
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is part of the legislative branch of the federal government. CRS, which is a department of the Library of Congress, works exclusively as a nonpartisan analytical, research, and reference arm for Congress. The CRS mission is to support an informed national legislature.
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Oral History Online

Oral History Online is a landmark database of English language oral histories. It contains at present more than 30,000 pages of full-text content that is available nowhere else in electronic format, much of which is available nowhere else in any format. This full-text material includes Ellis Island oral history narratives, exclusive Black Panther Party interviews, and other oral histories. With each quarterly update of Oral History Online, the publisher will add more of such proprietary (in-copyright) full-text interviews.

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Organometallic hypertextbook
An introductory hypertext for undergraduate students and those wanting to review concepts in organometallic chemistry. This site can both be searched and browsed.
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Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles From the Beginning to the Present

Orlando documents the part women have played in the development of literature and includes biographical and writing career entries on over 1,200 writers, more than eight hundred and fifty of them British women. It also includes selected non-British or international women writers, and British and international men, whose writing was an important, sometimes a shaping, element in a particular writing climate. Entries are contextualized with thirty thousand dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts).

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OTseeker : Occupational therapy systematic evaluation of evidence

OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

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Our Roots: Canada's Local Histories Online

Our Roots is a library, archive, museum and school all in one. Check the collection to find Canadian local histories in French and English. Check Educational Resources for learning packages for students and teachers.

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Outdoor Advertising Association of America Archives
Coverage:1885-1990s

Contains more than 16,000 images of outdoor advertisements (i.e., billboards, shelter ads, wall murals, posters, etc.) and other scenes from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Browse or search the collection by company name, product, date, place of coverage, subject, tone and medium.

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Oxford Art Online / Grove Dictionary of Art
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Includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Grove Art Online contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts - painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography - from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study. There are ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Based on the print titles: The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols. MILLS Reference 3rd floor N31.D5 1996) and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, ed. Hugh Brigstocke (2001. MILLS Reference 3rd floor N 33 .O923 2001).

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)
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A collection of 55,000 specially written biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. The Oxford DNB replaces and extends the original Victorian DNB, and includes: re-written biographies of all subjects included in the Victorian DNB, reflecting new research, and providing an up-to-date assessment of their lives 16,500 biographies of new subjects from all periods. For checking facts, learning about people involved in a historical event or associated with a place, or undertaking new research into any aspect of the British past. Entries offer detailed and extensive biographical information drawn from primary and secondary sources and range from a few dozen to 35,000 words in length. With more than 10,000 illustrations, researched in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Oxford DNB is also the largest selection of national portraiture ever published.

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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3). The OED is currently being revised, with the aim of producing a completely updated third edition by the year 2010. Draft material from the revision programme will also be published online, representing the latest progress towards the new edition. Results from searches of the Dictionary text are therefore presented in two sets, one consisting of Second Edition results (including results from the Additions volumes) and the other consisting of New (Third) Edition results. Occasionally, new material is presented for an entry that has not yet been fully revised. This can be in the form of a new meaning of an existing word, a new compound or phrase involving an existing word, and so on. In such cases, the new material appears as a partial entry in the New Edition, introduced by the sentence

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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Encompassing reference entries, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides information on areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

Content includes the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (2008), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford History of Islam, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, with new titles added regularly.

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Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)

Gateway to music research and access point for new and forthcoming Oxford music reference subscriptions and products. Currently allows cross-searching of: 

  • Grove Music Online
    • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
    • New Grove Dictionary of Opera
    • New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
  • Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th ed., Colin Larkin, ed.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed. rev, Michael Kennedy, ed., Joyce Bourne, assoc. ed.
  • Oxford Companion to Music, Alison Latham, ed. 

 

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PAIS International
Coverage:PAIS Archive: 1915-1976; PAIS: 1972 to present

An index to the literature of public affairs, covering topical public and social issues and the making and evaluating of public policy. Contains references to more than 553,300 journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Now includes access to PAIS Archive, a retrospective database which provides a historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies. Contains more than 850,000 references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics, covering the years 1915-1976.

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Papers Past

Papers Past showcases selected 19th century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The site currently contains digital images of over 300,000 pages from 20 publications. Papers Past has been created as part of the digital collections of the National Library of New Zealand. The aim of these collections is to present more of New Zealand's heritage online. Click on Maori in the navigation bar on any page of Papers Past to browse the site in Maori.

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PapersFirst
Coverage:1993 to the present

An index to papers presented at worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia received at the British Library Document Supply Centre.

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Passport
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Passport and Microsoft® Internet Explorer® (IE): In June 2015, support will be discontinued for IE 7. In January 2016, support for IE8 will also be discontinued. For these versions, some functionality may no longer work after this date. Passport will not investigate issues related to Internet Explorer 7 and 8 after these dates. IE 9, 10 and 11 will continue to be supported.

 

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. 


The Library subscribes to the following modules in Passport:

  • Countries & Consumers - Provides in-depth analysis on trends impacting consumers and countries around the world. It delivers research and analysis on the evolving economy, business environment, population, and income and expenditure patterns in 210 countries worldwide.
  • Industries - Includes global statistics and analysis for 27 major consumer industries worldwide. Contains historic and forecast market sizes, distribution channel analysis, company and brand share data, company profiles, global industry reports, expert and breaking news & articles and more.
  • Cities - Provides socioeconomic data and analysis on 1,150 cities worldwide. 
  • Survey - Consists of online consumer survey data  from 16 countries covering consumer habits, attitudes, opinions, values, behaviours and motivations on a variety of topics.
  • Industrials (Canada) - Breaks down the Canadian economy into 177 different industry sectors from a B2B perspective. Data and analysis is provided for Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Alcoholic Beverages and many other industries. 
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Past Masters: Works and Correspondence of Selected Authors.

Provides fulltext scholarly editions of selected philosophers and English literary writers. Works include published and unpublished texts, articles, essays, and correspondence, in both the original language, and, where required, in English translation. Contents include classical works in philosophy, history of political thought and theory, education, religious studies, economics, classics, history, and German studies.

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pat2pdf.org

Free patent search tool that when given a patent number, will return an image of the patent as a single PDF file. (Note: easier to use for images than the USPTO website which requires that a browser plug-in be downloaded.)

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PatentLens

A worldwide, open-access, free full-text patent informatics resource. It includes patents from the U.S., Europe, Australia and WIPO and counterparts in several countries.

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