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Alternate Titles: Canadian Electronic Library; Canadian Public Policy Collection

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 Searchable access to current public documents issued by Canadian public policy, health research agencies, think tanks, and  books from over 70 Canadian publishers.

Canadian focus. desLibris is an unmatched resource for Canadian content. It offers a bilingual (English-French) interface that gives Canadian readers access to all content in their language of choice.

Origianlly named the Canadian Electronic Library, it is boasts a collection of ebooks which has been available to libraries since 2005.

The Canadian Documents Collection includes research papers, reports, studies, policy papers & briefs, discussion papers, numbered series, working papers, political party platforms, evidence reviews, systematic reviews, economic evaluations and environmental scans.

DesLibris offers unlimited user access to resources.


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Canadian Studies; Population and Public Health; Social Work; Law; General; Health and Society


eBooks, Government Publications

Mobile Access

Some ebooks have PDFS that can be downloaded and some can be downloaded to tablets using the "URMS Reader" app.

If using the URMS app, you need to sign up for an "Individual/Student" account on the DesLibris site first.