Images Canada provides central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Through Images Canada, you can find images of the Canadian events, people, places and things that make up our collective heritage. Read more...
Through May 20th we have free access to the following databases. Give them a try and post your feedback here.
BIZINFO ONLINE Directory to millions of U.S. companies - small and large. Create marketing lists, look up corporate information, credit ratings and more.
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS RESOURCE CENTER Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles
BOOK REVIEW INDEX ONLINE PLUS (FULL TEXT) A comprehensive online guide to book reviews that includes more than five million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.
BIOGRAPHY RESOURCE CENTER Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
LEGAL FORMS Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
MAKING OF MODERN ECONOMY DIGITAL ARCHIVE BACKFILE "The Making of the Modern Economy: Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850" provides digital facsimile images on every page of 61,000 works of literature on economic and business published from 1450 through 1850. Full-text searching on more than 12 million pages provides researchers unparalleled access to this vast collection of material on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport.
On February 24, 2006, the Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Google Co-Founder and President of Technology Sergey Brin announced the launch of a pilot program to make holdings of the National Archives available for free online. This non-exclusive agreement will enable researchers and the general public to access a diverse collection of historic movies, documentaries and other films from the National Archives via Google Video as well as the National Archives website.
The World Factbook provides all types of information about countries from around the world. Country profiles, rankings, and maps are just a few of the resources available.
The year 2006 marks the 59th anniversary of the establishment of the Central Intelligence Agency and the 63nd year of continuous basic intelligence support to the US Government by The World Factbook and its two predecessor programs. See A Brief History of Basic Intelligence and The World Factbook for more information.
Gray or grey literature has long been considered the proverbial needle in the haystack. It is commonly defined as any documentary material that is not commercially published and is typically composed of technical reports, working papers, business documents, and conference proceedings. The greatest challenges involved with these items are the process of identification, since there is limited indexing, and acquisition, since availability is usually marred with uncertainty. Added to this is the absence of editorial control, raising questions about authenticity and reliability. Yet despite these considerations, gray literature is continually referenced in scholarly articles and dissertations and therefore remains an issue that academic librarians must contend with.
-- Gray literature: Resources for locating unpublished research, Brian Matthews, C&RL News, March 2004; Vol. 65, No. 3
The OSTI Science Conferences portal was devised to expedite access to conference papers and proceedings in various fields of science and technology. Emphasis is on U.S. conferences hosted and/or published by scientific and professional organizations whose areas of focus relate substantially to the Department of Energy's mission. This portal provides the capability to search for conference information on multiple web sites and databases with a single query utilizing a combination of surface web and deep web tools (specifically Distributed Explorit from Deep Web Technologies) that can reach where ordinary search engines cannot.From here you can simultaneously query about 16 organizations and collections for scientific and technical conference proceedings or papers.
Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and how this will change our Nation's preparedness in the future is still a very hot topic in the blogosphere and in the traditional media outlets. The U.S. government has prepared a document called the Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned to provide more background information.
Copy also available at the Kelvin Smith Library Reference Desk.