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Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

19th Century British Pamphlets is a corpus of primary sources for the study of sociopolitical and economic factors impacting 19th-century Britain. Created by Research Libraries UK (RLUK) with funding from the JISC Digitisation Programme, the collection is comprised of more than 26,000 important pamphlets held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.
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A series of bilingual, self-paced online courses designed to assist education organizations in providing diversity and inclusion awareness. The courses promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, and feature award-winning films, slideshows, videos, quizzes and a completion certificate provided by First Nations University of Canada.
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The A&AePortal is an ebook resource that features works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality and extensive metadata, the site offers students and scholars an engaging experience, encouraging critical thinking skills and supporting rigorous academic research.
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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.
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Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. It includes OSCE Clinical Skills videos designed to help students test clinical reasoning skills.
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CAMPUS is the online media portal of the National Film Board of Canada, containing documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French.

CAMPUS contains a wide selection of study guides, a chaptering tool, and learning bundles. Content is organized around three key themes: environment and sustainability, Indigenous voices and reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion.

All users (including students), may create a personal NFB account, which will allow you to create video playlists.

Faculty and staff can unlock additional features. Contact your Subject Area Librarian for instructions on how to enable your account.
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ClinMicroNow facilitates deep, granular searching of the content from three microbiology sources:  Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, and Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Intended for researchers, searches can return tables, figures, and cases, allowing users to find the complete range of pathogenic microbial organisms and related laboratory procedures.  Built in partnership with the American Society for Microbiology.
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Curio.ca is CBC and Radio-Canada’s online streaming service developed for the Canadian educational community. Documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, stock shots and more — thousands of programs and resources can be accessed on this site. Includes commercial-free English and French language content. Programs include The Nature of Things, The Fifth Estate, News in Review, and The National.
  • Alumni Access Permitted
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An Italian, English and French dictionary that includes language guides, phrasebooks and language courses. Produced by Garzanti Linguistica, a leading publisher of language dictionaries.
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The Global Environmental Justice documentaries explore human rights and environmental protection issues triggered by inequality, global development and climate change. The films were selected by faculty from Whittier College, Yale, Bates College, Brandeis, and NYU and are supported by teaching guides. The project is supported by the Luce Foundation and the Global Reporting Centre and is produced by Face to Face Media.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

Consisting of nearly 3 million objects, Global Plants is the largest community-contributed database in which herbaria share their plant type specimens and experts determine and update plant names. The collection also includes partner-contributed reference works and primary sources, such as collectors’ correspondence and diaries, paintings, drawings, and photographs. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.
Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields. Corresponds to Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science (1976-present) and Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (Technology and Culture) (1987- present), the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza, and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.
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J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America is a collection of digitized primary sources originally produced by J. Walter Thompson, a major American advertising agency. Materials include publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork, and advertisements. The collection also includes complete files for nine key clients: Kellogg’s, Kodak, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Pan Am World Airways, R.T. French, Scott Paper Company, United States Marine Corps, and White Castle Restaurants.

The original materials are in the J. Walter Thompson archive held by the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

The documents published here range from the late nineteenth century up until the late 1990s with the bulk representing the post-1945 world.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

JSTOR Sustainability is a collection of academic and open policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection was built in collaboration with librarians, scholars, and policy researchers, and looks at sustainability and resilience through a broad lens spanning more than 30 disciplines.
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Kikuzo II Visual is a database of the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's oldest and largest national daily newspapers, with full text searching from 1985 to the present. It includes image data of the pages of the Asahi Shimbun Reduced-size Facsimile Edition from 1879 to 1989, as well as articles from AERA and Shukan Asahi, two leading weekly magazines.

The database also offers access to the Historical Photo Archive (photographs mostly taken in Asia during the World War II period), as well as to the archive contents of the pictorial magazine, Asahi Graph, from 1923 to 1956. Also included is a Who's Who database and the Chiezo Keyword Database (a modern term dictionary).
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Lexis Advance Quicklaw is a Canadian online legal information system that provides full text of Canadian and foreign case law, federal and provincial legislation and regulations, case reports, digests, tribunal decisions, and statutes, as well as secondary materials such as law journals and newsletters
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has provided temporary access to this resource until June 30, 2021.

Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa consists of more than 190,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral histories, and speeches. The collection’s materials were selected with the guidance of national advisory committees consisting of leading scholars, archivists, and public intellectuals in the six countries, as well as scholars from outside the region.
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A library of mental health simulation videos, Symptom Media’s films provide viewers with visual guideposts to better understand mental health diagnoses and decrease the stigma for those facing psychological issues. The collection includes the DSM 5 and ICD 10 Guided Video collection.
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Trismegistos is an interdisciplinary portal of the ancient world. It contains information on texts from antiquity and aims to facilitate cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research.
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Please note: Users can create a "My Research" account to save searches, documents, and citations (up to 4000). Citations can be exported up to 1000 at a time.

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.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, and in support of the move to online learning, the publisher has temporarily removed the simultaneous user limit for this resource until June 30, 2021.

World Heritage Sites: Africa links visual, contextual, and spatial documentation of African heritage sites. The collection includes more than 57,000 objects including photographs, 3D models, GIS data, site plans, aerial and satellite photography, images of rock art, excavation reports, manuscripts, traveler’s accounts, historical and antiquarian maps, books, articles, and other scholarly research. The collection is made up of materials including the Heinz Rüther Collection from the University of Cape Town, the Kilwa Archive from the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), and the Smithsonian Heritage Collection.
Simultaneous user limit: 3

Yomidas Rekishikan is a digital archive covering the entire history of newspaper publishing in Japan. The archive’s sections reflect the strengths of the various features. The Meiji, Taisho & Showa Eras section contains high-quality scans of the articles as they appeared during these periods. The Heisei & Reiwa Eras section provides articles in a convenient text view, as well as a clipping view of the original article. Japan News catalogs articles which appeared in our English publication. Contemporary Who's Who allows searching of individuals to retrieve their biological data as well as pertinent articles. And finally, regional articles and pages from the Showa era can be found in the optional Regional Sections (Showa Era) feature.
Simultaneous user limit: 10

Zassaku Plus (Zasshi Kiji Sakuin 雑誌記事索引, Japanese Periodicals Index) is a searchable database of scholarly articles in Japanese. The database includes the full National Diet Library periodicals index (Zasshi kiji sakuin) and provides citation information for articles published from the Meiji period (1868) on. Indexed articles include those published in former Japanese colonies and other local and/or rare periodicals. Included scholarly journals, specialized magazines, institutional periodical publications and general-interest magazines are from all areas of academic interest: humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and medical sciences, including pharmacology.
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