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Coverage: 1902 - present
An open access database containing hundreds of thousands of dissertations and theses from select American colleges and universities. Contains citations and full text where available.
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Coverage: 1740 - 1940

This database contains periodicals published between 1740 and 1940, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines and many other historically significant periodicals.
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A commercial directory of contemporary Canadian artists, art galleries and art-related businesses. Intended to provide marketing and communication opportunities, members create profiles of their work with links to their websites/galleries. Searchable by artist name, location, and artist technique/genre.
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A searchable library of standards from the Canadian Standards Association, CSA Online provides continually updated standards in pdf format for viewing, downloading and printing. French-language standards are included when available, as well as archives of past standards. Subjects include construction, engineering, electrical, energy, environmental, health & safety, information technology, infrastructure, mechanical & industrial equipment, and business management systems.
Canadiana Online consists of Monographs, Government Publications, and Serials – Periodicals, Annuals and Newspapers. These collections bring together all the content in the existing Early Canadiana Online (ECO), the entire microfiche corpus of the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM, now Canadiana), plus millions of pages of additional content never before published by Canadiana. Canadiana Online is the only electronic resource that offers full-text searching across the entire corpus of CIHM fiche
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The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2003) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions, and/or individuals, world-wide.
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The Enzyklopädie des Märchens (“Encyclopaedia of the Folk Tale”) is a reference work comprising over 4,000 articles, which presents the results of almost two centuries of international research in the field of folk narrative tradition past and present. It compares the rich stock of narrative material from the most diverse ethnic groups transmitted orally and through the medium of literature, and presents its social, historical, psychological, and religious backgrounds.
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A one-stop portal where you can access library services, request materials, and search the print collections and repositories of seven science-based departments and agencies. Content includes departmental publications, policy and program information, reports, and data sets. Wherever possible, content is freely available to view and download.

Participating Members:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Health Canada
National Research Council Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
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Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary source documents that focus on the lives of settlers and Indigenous peoples from the period 1650-1920. Various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa, and Australasia are highlighted.
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A set of digitized U.S. newspapers, journals, and magazines originally published by the alternative press during the latter half of the 20th century. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines.
International Journal of Pharmacokinetics is a peer-reviewed journal addressing all issues relating to the pre-clinical and clinical pharmacokinetic study of potential therapeutics. International Journal of Pharmacokinetics serves as a forum for insights into the latest advances in the design and execution of pharmacokinetic studies for the next generation of pharmaceutical products. Coverage encompasses the full scope of this interdisciplinary field, from both pre-clinical and clinical studies on single drugs and drug classes, to explorations of the mechanisms and techniques impacting such studies. Where relevant, the journal features insights from related areas of endeavor, such as pharmacogenetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology studies and pharmacometrics.
Library & Information Science Source contains comprehensive information for librarians and researchers in the field of library and information science. It provides access to resources including English and foreign-language periodicals, journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, library school theses and books.
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text is a tool for those interested in the field of librarianship and covers subjects ranging from automation, censorship, government aid, public relations and more. It provides access to full-text articles, including charts, graphs, photos and other important graphical information with coverage dating back to 1980.
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The Liebert Open Access collection allows researchers to discover open access content published in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. peer-reviewed journals, incorporating their open access journals, as well as open access articles published in their subscription journals. Users can discover and read important articles from all areas of scientific research and medicine. Additionally, users can browse highlighted open access articles published daily, read blog posts, and peruse a portfolio of fully open access journals.
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Simultaneous user limit: 5

Lloyd's Law Reports covers maritime and commercial cases.
Search on party names, keywords, headnotes, judge, court or use the free text search option to find exactly what you are looking for. You can also download cases to PDF and print into a court admissible format.
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Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) is an academic open-access publisher which publishes over 160 diverse, peer-reviewed, scientific, open access, electronic journals in various subject areas.
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Music Directory Canada Online brings together information from all ends of the industry, from equipment and recording, to management and touring, and everything in between.
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Please Note: User must create a profile with U of M email address and associate to the University of Manitoba to gain full access to Rotation Prep content. Also, a photo file is required for profile.

A resource to help you prepare for your next rotation quickly and efficiently. Rotation Prep supports your learning with an overview of the basics, and expertly chosen resources that provide the foundational information you need. Explore the educational features in Learning Lab, ways to connect with peers in Resident Lounge, and find career tips and guidance in Career.
OpenEdition is a portal of electronic resources in the area of human and social sciences. It was developed by the Center for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo-UMS 3287), a center associating CNRS, the University of Aix-Marseille, EHESS and the University of Avignon and the Pays de Vaucluse exclusively for institutions and their users.
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Pascal and Francis is an archive of the combined PASCAL and FRANCIS bibliographic databases in human and social sciences, produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. This multilingual, multidisciplinary database covers basic and applied sciences, technology, biomedical sciences, and human and social sciences. Access to 14 million bibliographic references of articles, conference papers, and conference proceedings produced by the Inist-CNRS from 1984 to 2015 for PASCAL (12 million) and from 1972 to 2015 for FRANCIS (2 million) are provided.
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Public Documents offers access to selected Canadian “grey literature” on the desLibris platform. The 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 -- all of which are freely available on the Web. Coverage of annual reports in this collection is limited, and inclusion of technical reports is limited to health-related topics.
RKMA publishes 12 biennial business reference handbooks focused on marketing and the consumer marketplace. These handbooks support MBA, marketing, hospitality management, and sports management curricula by providing: market assessments and forecasts, sector trends, profiles of market leaders, statistics, and links to websites for additional information.
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This collection brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world (including every statute passed by colony, state and federal body, and all reported state and federal cases into the 20th century), as well as every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920. Also included are thousands of pamphlets and books which discuss slavery from all viewpoints. Much of the non-legal material in this collection is based on rare book holdings in the Buffalo Public Library. The collection will grow as new scholarship and historical materials are located and added.
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SocArXiv is an open access collection of preprint research in the social sciences. Content is indexed, creating a searchable, browsable archive of preprints uploaded by researchers. Contributors are encouraged to cite their work and include links to their research projects.
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper’s backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.
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Database of working documents of the British government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. It covers Bills, Reports of Royal Commissions, Reports of Select Committees, Accounts and Papers and other materials from the House of Commons and House of Lords.
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