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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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McGraw-Hill’s Access Engineering provides the highest quality engineering textbooks and handbooks including Mark’s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain, and many more.
APA PsycTherapy® is APA's database of streaming psychotherapy videos. Featuring expert psychotherapists demonstrating the approaches for which they are known in unscripted, spontaneous sessions, APA PsycTherapy® provides access to hundreds of hours of therapy demonstrations involving diverse participants and various presenting issues.
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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.
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 December 15, 2020.

Each week, The Current Digest of the Chinese Press presents the reader with a digestible collection of Chinese press materials, all in English. Selected articles cover a wide variety of topics, such as politics, international relations, security, economics, business, public health, environment, education, culture and more. The Current Digest’s mission is to provide the reader with a comprehensive, broad picture of the news published in China, be it domestic, international or related to other states of the Asia Pacific region
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 December 15, 2020.

Each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.
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DETAIL Inspiration is an image and reference database, which includes documentations of national and international projects, with their detailed design drawings, sketches, photographs, and technical product information. The database is updated with new projects after every new print edition of DETAIL. All projects are available for download.
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The Hollow Crown Series brings to life Shakespeare’s history plays, covering five generations of medieval struggle, woven with the finest of Shakespeare’s poetry, and filmed in the architecture and landscape of the period. The plays include: Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI.

This critically-acclaimed series features a star-studded cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, and Tom Hiddleston.
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.
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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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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
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Medici.tv is an online platform for streaming classical music videos, concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and educational programs.
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Please note: To access a video, click on the video image or title.

The sociology collection supports students and researchers at all levels and includes different video types, including practice videos that highlight careers and practitioners in the real world; tutorial videos that shed light on hot topics within the field; and case study videos that explore particular research and its impacts on policy.
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.
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 December 15, 2020.

Launched in 1955, The Japan News is an English-language daily published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper with one of the largest circulations in the world. Known by several different names during its history (Japan News, Yomiuri Japan News, The Yomiuri, The Daily Yomiuri), The Japan News adopted its current name in 2013 as part of a major revamp of the newspaper’s layout and content. The newspaper’s mission is to promote international understanding of Japan by offering the latest and most reliable news about the country to a worldwide audience.
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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.
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