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African and Diaspora Children's Literature Project

An online, collaborative resource for children, parents, caregivers, teachers & librarians to experience African & Diaspora literature. Covers literary types & genres suitable for children through secondary school age.

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African Newspapers

Over 40 19th- and 20th-century African newspapers featuring titles from Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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AgEcon Search

Free repository of working papers, conference papers and journal articles in applied economics, including agricultural, energy, environmental, resource, and consumer economics.

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Agri-Food Trade Service

Market information, trade counselling and export support activities, which will take the exporter from initial enquiry to foreign market.

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Agricola

National Agricultural Library index to all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines research.

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Agricultural Communications Documentation Center

Literature about agriculture-related communications in 170 countries.

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Annotated Bibliography of Canadian Demography

Produced by the Population Studies Centre, University of Western Ontario; it covers research on Canada's population, including journals, books, doctoral dissertations and government publications.

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Arcade: Catalog of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)

Provides a single search interface for the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection and The Museum of Modern Art.

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Artists in Canada

Union list of Canadian artists, giving biographical information and location of files of over 42,000 Canadian artists in 23 libraries and galleries across Canada.

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ASTIS: Arctic science and technology information system

Find articles, conference papers, government publications, reports, theses and books about all aspects of northern Canada and adjacent marine areas.

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BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

One of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. NOTE: Not all resources in BASE are open access.

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Basque Database

Cover the literature of Basque history, language and culture, written or produced after 1994.

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BCStats

Current reports and statistics from British Columbia's central statistical agency.

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Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA)

Covers western art from late antiquity (4th century A.D.) to 2007. Coverage of contemporary art includes critical and theoretical publications.

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BioMed Central

BioMed Central publishes 290+ peer-reviewed open access journals. UBC Library pays for a Supporters Membership which entitles UBC authors to a 15% discount on the article-processing charge.

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BookFinder

BookFinder.com is an openly available search engine that searches over 150 million books for sale (new, used, rare, out-of-print, and includes textbooks).

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British Columbia Local Histories Bibliography

Bibliography of all publications about the history of communities and other localities in British Columbia.

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British Columbia Newspaper Index

Selective index of The Province, Vancouver Sun and Times-Colonist; 1991-2007. From the BC Legislative Library.

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British Columbia Periodical Index

Articles selectively indexed from major British Columbia magazines.

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British Columbia Reports

Law report series first published in 1884 by the Law Society of British Columbia, with full-text judgments dating back to 1867.

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British National Corpus

A 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources, designed to represent a wide cross-section of current British English, both spoken and written

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Canada Year Book Historical Collection 1867-1967

The Canada Year Book Historical Collection 1867 to 1967: historical text, tables and maps on Canadian society, events, and the economy: population, industry, trade, immigration, labour, transportation, government, etc.

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Canadian Encyclopedia

Canada's national encyclopedia covering all branches of knowledge. Includes more than 35,000 articles in English and French.

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Canadian Music Periodical Index

CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals. CMPI is a free service provided by Library and Archives of Canada.

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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The Catalog contains records generated since January 1994 and is updated daily, with broad coverage of US Federal publications. An increasing amount of full text is available

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Census of Canada 1996-2011 (at Statistics Canada)

Publicly available tables, profiles and topic based tabulations from large areas (ie, Canada, Provinces) to mid-size regions (Census Tracts, neighbourhoods)

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Censuses of Canada 1665 to 1871

350 statistical tables on the social and economic conditions of Canada from 98 Censuses of the earliest settlements to Confederation in 1867 and on to 1871.

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Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

Catalogue and Digital Collections of the CRL consortium of North American university and independent research libraries. Items are available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

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CGIAR Virtual Library

CGIAR Virtual Library is a gateway to agricultural databases and the online libraries of all CGIAR centers.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Chromosomal Variation in Man (Online Database)

Collection of important citations of common and rare chromosomal alterations and abnormalities in humans from 1974 to the present.

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CiNii : NII Ronbun Joho Nabigeta (in Japanese)

Provides citations for Japanese-language articles from all disciplines. Some full-text, as well as links to full-text.

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cIRcle

University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners.

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CISTI Catalogue

Online catalogue for CISTI (Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information).

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CORE - COnnecting REpositories

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from Open Access repositories.

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Core Historical Literature of Agriculture

Selected core collection of historical texts in electronic format on the agricultural sciences from Mann Library Cornell University.

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Dictionary of Canadian biography

The definitive Canadian biographical dictionary. Includes entries for non-Canadians who played a significant role in the history of the country.

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Digital Himalaya

The Digital Himalaya project is designed as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region.

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DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

DOAJ electronic journals available in the UBC collection. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Journals in the directory covering all subjects and languages.

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Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology On-line

For more than forty years, the American Musicological Society has sponsored the publication of listings of dissertations in the field of musicology.

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Economic Indicators (United States)

The Economics and Statistics Administration (database provider) provides timely economic analysis, disseminates national economic indicators, and oversees the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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EDGAR

US public company filings submitted to the US Securities & Exchange Commission. Use for: finding financial and competitive information and documents (financial statements, reports) for US publicly traded companies.

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EdResearch Online (Australia)

Indexes journals, reports and documents relating to education, primarily Australian. Some free full-text. This database forms half of International ERIC, available on CD-ROM at Education Library.

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elementsdb

Tools and examples to develop responsible urban plans. Database cases are built from field-measured examples of urban form: parks & open spaces, streets, residential, commercial, civic and industrial buildings.

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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada

The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada describes the full breadth and depth of Canadas musical culture, including the historical and current aspects of popular, folk, religious, concert and other forms of music.

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Energy Technology Data Exchange

ETDE's Energy Database is the largest collection of energy research and technology literature in the world.

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ERIC (FREE) - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is the world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

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ESTC : English Short Title Catalog

Lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800.

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Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA)

The licensing terms of this resource require all users to create an individual account. To request an account, please register here. Account activation will be automatic as long an individual creates his/her account from an on-campus computer.

Digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors.

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European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES)

EBSEES covers European scholarship on Eastern Europe, Russia, & the former Soviet Union. Journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications from 1991-2007.

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FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

International portal to publications and statistics on food, agriculture, fisheries and forestry.

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Film Literature Index 1976-2001

The FLI Online contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. Film Literature Index ZPN1993.F54 L57 Koerner Reference

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First Nations Periodical Index

The First Nations Periodical Index contains citations from 20 Canadian First Nations journals, magazines, and community newspapers.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada Library

The Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Library provides information, tools and services that support the management of Canada’s fisheries and the safety of our waterways.

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FORREX Publications

FORREX publications include BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management, Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin, LINK Newsletter, FORREX Series and File Reports.

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FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data

The Federal Reserve Economic Data provides access to about 61,000 U.S. and international time series from 48 sources.

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Free Medical Journals

Free Medical Journals is a website that tracks which medical journals provide, free or partially-free content. Journals are ranked by popularity.

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GEOSCAN Geological Survey of Canada

The GEOSCAN database contains over 45,000 records of publications released by CCRS or Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) authors.

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GFIS : Global Forestry Information Service

Gateway to forest information resources from around the world. Locate maps, datasets, web resources, journal articles, books and other resources relevant to forest information needs.

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Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO)

Information on Anabaptist-related congregations, denominations, conferences, institutions and significant individuals, as well as historical and theological topics.

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A simple way to search scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities.

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Government of Canada Publications

Canadian federal government publications collected and permanently archived by Publishing and Depository Services.

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Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique

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Gutenberg-e

Open-access scholarly monographs. A collaboration between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association.

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Habitat Exchange

A venue for the dissemination and discussion of best practices, action plans and other tools relevant to the pursuit of ecologically sound and socially equitable urbanization.

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Handbook of Latin American Studies

Selective bibliography of the humanities and social sciences literature on Latin America from 1935-present.

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Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia Database

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Historical Map Society of British Columbia database

Database of all historical maps covering the area of what is now British Columbia up to joining Confederation in 1871.

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Homeland Security Digital Library

The HSDL is the premier collection of U.S. homeland security policy and strategy related documents.

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IMF eLibrary Data

Annual, monthly, and quarterly financial and economic time series for more than 200 countries and over 40 regional and special groups of countries.

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Index Translationum

An international bibliography of translations with coverage from 1979. Earlier print volumes, from 1932, also available in Koerner reference.

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IsisCB Explore

Forty years of data from the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science

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KISS (Koreanstudies Information Service System)
open only to UBC students, faculty, staff, and onsite Library users.

Korean full text database over 3,285 journals of 1,348 academic institutions.

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Korea Legislation Research Institute - Statutes of the Republic of Korea (KLRI)

Korean Acts translated into English

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Korean Current Topics Dictionary

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MedlinePlus (Consumer Health)

Freely-searchable consumer health information site linking to simple overviews, dictionaries, directories, organizations and news for ~750 topics.

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Memory BC: The British Columbia Archival Information Network

Lists materials available at nearly 200 archival repositories throughout the province of British Columbia.

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Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

The full-text, online version of the 17th edition of the well-known medical textbook. Covers internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, gynecology, and numerous other specialties.

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Free, online dictionary.

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NASA Astrophysics Data System

NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service provides a powerful search engine for each of its four bibliographic databases: Astronomy and Astrophysics Instrumentation Physics and Geophysics ArXiv Preprints

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National Academies Press (NAP)

4000+ free ebooks on science, engineering, and health.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

National Criminal Justice Reference Service, founded in 1972, is a U.S. Federal information clearinghouse on criminal justice, juvenile justice, and drug policy.

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National Household Survey 2011 (at Statistics Canada)

Publicly available data from the 2011 voluntary equivalent of the Census long form data. Profiles and topic based tabulations from large areas (ie, Canada, Provinces) to mid-size regions (Census Tracts, neighbourhoods)

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National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (Library of Congress)

The NUCMC program was created to provide and promote bibliographic access to the United State's documentary heritage.

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Native Health Database

Indexes journal articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

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OAIster Institutional Repository Search Engine

A collection of previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources that are easily searchable by anyone.

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Online Education Database (OECD, UNESCO, EUROSTAT)

The UNESCO/OECD/EUROSTAT (UOE) Online Education Database provides internationally comparable data on key aspects of education systems.

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Online Sanskrit Dictionary

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Open Information Portal (Government of Canada)

The Open Information portal provides digital information resources from Library and Archives Canada and the Government of Canada Publications collection. Includes an Expenditure Database and Quarterly Financial Reports.

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OpenDOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here.

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Organic Eprints

Organic Eprints is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture.

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Outlook Online

To search all BC post-secondary libraries, check the box for "BC Libraries" and for "BC Union Database(s)."

Catalogue of the holdings of British Columbia's public, college, and institute libraries.

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Peel's Prairie Provinces

Online bibliography of materials related to the development of the Prairies, and a searchable full-text collection of many of these items: 7,500 digitized books, over 66,000 newspaper issues, and more.

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Perseus 4.0

Perseus has a particular focus upon the Greco-Roman world and upon classical Greek and Latin.

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Polish Literary Bibliography

Covers Polish culture (literature, film, theatre, radio,television) in Poland and abroad in the years 1988-2000.

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Population Index

HB 881 P6 v.1 1935-1936 Koerner Reference. Other volumes in Koerner Stacks.

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PsychoEducational Research & Training Centre Test Library

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The PRCT Test Library contains standardized tests, assessment instruments, reference materials and other resources.

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PubAg

PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research. It delivers over 40,000 full-text journal articles by USDA staff and citations to an additional 340,000 articles. Updated daily.

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Public Library of Science (PLOS)

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PubMed (1946 - present)

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Premier database containing over 26 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. Freely available and includes MEDLINE. This link goes to the version with UBC elink.

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QP LegalEze

NOTE: QP LegalEze migrated to the Open Access site "BC Laws" In April 2016 British Columbia Statutes, Regulations, and related information, including Orders-in-Council and B.C. Gazette Part II.

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Register of Post-Graduate Dissertations in Progress in History and Related Subjects

An inventory of all Ph.D. and M.A. theses in Canadian universities (completed, in progress and abandoned)

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RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Online Catalogue

Formerly the Architectural Publications Index, the British Architectural Library is the largest and most comprehensive resource in the United Kingdom for research and information on all aspects of architecture.

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RISM - Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 (RISM-OPAC)

RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts after 1600 is a comprehensive annotated index to music manuscripts produced after 1600.

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Royal Historical Society Bibliography

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SCOAP3

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SCOAP3 – Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. This is their Repository search interface.

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Scottish bibliographies online

Comprises the Bibliography of Scotland, the Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic and the Bibliography of the Scottish Book Trade.

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SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis & Retrieval)

Full-text filings and annual reports of Canadian publicly traded companies filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators.

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Small Business Accelerator

The Small Business Accelerator website provides free access to current and trustworthy industry-specific resources and information for B.C. entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Smoking & Health Database

Materials on smoking and tobacco use.

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Social Sciences in Forestry

Social Sciences in Forestry from the University of Minnesota Natural Resources Library indexes publications in the areas of legislation, policy and planning, management, economic development, investment and finance.

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SpringerOpen

SpringerOpen includes Open Access journals & books from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences.

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Statistics Canada: Index of downloadable publications

Statistics Canada publications archived by the Depository Services Program. The website is no longer updated; later access is through the Government of Canada Publications Website.

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Termium Plus

Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic database. French, English, Spanish dictionary.

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thegreensearch.ca

thegreenpages.ca network has created a specialised search engine that searches recommended Canadian environment-related web sites.

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Theses Canada Portal

Indexes over 425,000 Canadian theses from 70 institutions (1965-present): about 325,000 on microform and over 217,000 in full text. Electronic theses are harvested monthly from Canadian universities

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TOCS-IN Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists

TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program.

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TOXNET

Unified interface of US National Library of Medicine's (NLM) databases in toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.

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Trade Data Online

Trade Data Online provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada's and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries.

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TRAIL - Technical Reports Archive and Image Library

TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library is a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

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Traités français sur la musique (TFM)

Traités français sur la musique (TFM) is an evolving full-text database of writings in the French language on music.

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TreeSearch (US Forest Service)

Treesearch indexes publications from all Research Stations of the US Forest Service as well as papers written by the scientists but published in journals, conference proceedings, or books.

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TRID

The TRID Database contains almost half a million records of references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles and on-going research in the field of transportation.

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ULI Case Studies

Showcases innovative approaches and best practices in real estate and urban development. Includes photos, site plans, floor plans, project data, a report on the development process and more.

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UNBISnet (United Nations Catalogue)

Catalogue of United Nations masthead documents and publications indexed by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva.

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UNdata

Selected statistics from the entire UN system. Summary tables cover agriculture, population, industry, national accounts, energy, health, human development, trade, refugees, education, employment, and technology.

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UNESCO Documents and Publications

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United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade)

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Detailed trade statistics reported to the UN Statistics Division from 170 countries: imports, exports, trading partners, and commodities from 1962- .

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United Nations Official Documents (ODS)

Covers all types of official UN documentation, beginning in 1993. Provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards

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Vancouver Bibliography

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VITIS-VEA Viticulture and Enology Abstracts

VITIS-VEA is an international English-language literature database in the field of viticulture and enology.

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Water Quality Information Center (USDA)

Provides access to information on water quality and agriculture.

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West beyond the West

Provides access to British Columbia's digitized historical collections. Includes images, documents, audio (and, soon, video) files.

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Wood Handbook : Wood as an Engineering Material

Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer.

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World Bank Data

Development-oriented statistics from the World Bank: social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for over 200 countries and 18 country groups, covering 1960 to the present.

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Yearbook of the United Nations 1946-2007

The principal reference work of the United Nations, with a detailed description of activities in all areas from 1946. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all resolutions and citations to original U.N. texts.

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