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Cambridge Dictionaries Online Free Online Search engine which allows a simultaneous search in several different English dictionaries, general and specialized (Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs)
CREDO General Reference Credo General Reference is a complete general reference resource, that offers coverage of every major subject area and delivers electronic access to more than 600 reputable reference titles from over 80 publishers. Content is added on a regular basis, and thousands of Credo "Topic Pages" highlight the best of what's available throughout our library collections.
Oxford English Dictionary The OED, started more than 150 years ago, is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, and is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present— from across the English-speaking world.
Encyclopaedia Universalis This is the online version of a large multi-volume French encyclopedia. The subscription also includes access to Universalis Junior
For remote access to the junior version, click on this icon
Online Films Home Access Return to top of page
CBC Digital Archives Free Online Contains a rich digital archive of CBC radio and television clips by category: Arts & Entertainment, Economy & Business, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Science & Technology, Society, Sports, and War & Conflict. The "Discover" tab showcases famous interviews, individuals, and CBC shows; and the "On this Day" feature highlights a key event in Canadian history for each day of the year.
Films on Demand FOD is a comprehensive streaming video service that offers unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs. These programs can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly.
Hotdocs DOCLibrary Free Online This site provides access to Canada's documentary filmaking heritage through its video library of more than 1500 documentaries, including films from the NFB, TVO, RIDM, Reel Asian, Images Festival, and the Annual Doc Challenge.
NFB CAMPUS Provides online streamining access to a collection of more than 2,500 Canadian films and interactive titles. Many films in this collection are open to the public, but you must create a personal account ('become a member') and sign-in to view films that are part of our NFB CAMPUS subscription. Account holders are further able to create personal playlists of films or film chapters.
Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. Free Online Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. provides streaming video to all 56 films currently available in the collection at no charge.
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Canadian Encyclopedia Free Online Published online by the Historica Foundation, the Canadian Encyclopedia provides the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world. Contents have been contributed by more than 5000 scholars and specialists from every discipline and region of Canada.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Free Online Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years are represented in this first phase.
DynaMed™ DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice.
Early Canadiana Online Free Online Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a growing digital library that currently (2009) offers seven online collections totalling three million pages of Canada's print heritage. Open access is provided on ECO to approximately 40 percent of the online library.
Gale Literary Index Free Online Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major print literature series published by The Gale Group.
Use this index to locate biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.
Search DOLLS to locate the source publications cited in the relevant references you find.