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Key Databases

Canada in Context  Canadian Resource Image (video tutorial)

Helps researchers develop both research and critical-thinking skills while covering the spectrum of Canadian-focused subject matter.

Canadian Newsstream  Canadian Resource Image (video tutorial)
Formerly Canadian Major Dailies

Offers access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers published in Canada, including the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

Canadian Oxford Dictionary  Canadian Resource Image 

Combines coverage of international English with information on English as it is particularly used in Canada. Definitions are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appear first.

Canadian Points of View  Canadian Resource Image (video tutorial)

Designed to provide students with resources that present multiple sides of a current issue, containing information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers.

Career Cruising  Canadian Resource Image (video tutorial)

Match careers with interests, explore career information (job descriptions, working conditions, earnings, multimedia interviews) and find out more about college and university courses.

CBC Curio  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Curio provides access to thousands of streaming video programs and documentaries, including audio, plus News in Review.
  • Use the access code to create playlists.
Credo Reference

This collection of more than 500 encyclopedias and dictionaries covers a wide range of subjects. Includes labelled images.

Flipster  Canadian Resource Image 
  • Access current issues of popular magazines including Maclean’s, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Discover, GQ, Today's Parent, Toronto Life, Vogue and more. 
  • You can download the Flipster mobile app (Android or Apple) to read on the go.
Kanopy Videos
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  • Award-winning documentaries, theatrical releases and training films from leading producers such as MEF, New Day Films, California Newsreel, The Great Courses, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, Criterion Collection and more.
Literature Online(video tutorial)

Provides the full-text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose, from 600 AD to present. Access hundreds of literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Oxford English Dictionary

The definitive guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, past and present, from across the English-speaking world.

Your Librarians

Aliya Dalfen (North)

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.