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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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  • A Canadian resource
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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.
BMJ Best Practice is a decision support tool for use at point of care. It draws upon evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. It currently contains over 1000 topic monographs and personalization features via “My BMJ Best Practice” including the option to save searches and to add notes or bookmarks.
Church Missionary Society Periodicals encompasses publications from the CMS, the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. It documents missionary work from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century by providing access to: fiscal reports, serialized journals and letters, birth, marriage, and death announcements, and personal reflections on worship.
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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 tool for users to make maps online with their own attribute data, using the base maps of the US and China from the Spatial Data Center, University of Michigan. Attribute data uploaded by users will not be saved in the system or shared with others unless approved by the original data provider.
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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.
Library & Information Science Abstracts is an international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. It currently abstracts over 440 periodicals from more than 68 countries in more than 20 different languages.
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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Please Note: Users must create their own free accounts in order to view basic content.

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.
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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.
PsycARTICLES is a database of full text peer-reviewed articles published by the American Psychological Association and affiliated journals. The collection provides access to the full spectrum of research in the field—from cutting-edge research to the historical underpinnings of the behavioral and social sciences.
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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.
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Oxford Research Encyclopedias are collaborative works with articles commissioned from leading scholars, scientists, and researchers in their respective fields. Content is then approved and edited before being posted to the encylopedia. New content is added on a monthly basis. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion spans over 20 subfields from Ancient Religions to Religion and Science.
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.
Statista is a portal that provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Data sources include market research reports, as well as trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
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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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