Databases for Research: Canadian Content

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Off-Campus Access
Canadian content - contains a significant amount of Canadian content
Open Access database - no login required (open access)

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Academic OneFileCanadian content
(Gale) Provides access to a large multi-disciplinary collection of more than 5100 magazines, journals, newspapers, podcasts and transcripts (NPR, CNN, CBC).
AdForumCanadian content
(Maydream Inc.) Information on over 20,000 agencies and 120 000 ad campaigns (tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world. Also includes information about advertising award winners and jobs in the fields of advertising and design.
Aerospace DatabaseCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides access to citations, abstracts of journal articles covering basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics and space science.
AP ImagesCanadian content
(AccuWeather / Associated Press) AccuNet/Associated Press Images contains over one million photographs dating back to 1845.
BestCaseCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Canada Law Book) Provides access to Canadian law reports, case summaries, unreported decisions and Canadian criminal cases dating back to 1898.
Big Guide to Living and Working OverseasCanadian content (Users must use their Seneca College email address to set up an account for themselves; non-Seneca email addresses will not work.)
(Intercultural Systems / Systemes Interculturels (ISSI), Inc.) Career and travel resources for those considering going abroad to study, volunteer, intern, teach, travel or work. Includes international career websites and directories, country guides, intercultural considerations, links to job boards, volunteer and intern listings, and job search advice.
Britannica OnlineCanadian content
(Encyclopaedia Britannica) Provides access to Encyclopædia Britannica, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Canada in ContextCanadian content
(Gale) Provides access to Canadian content including biographies, news, essays and podcasts.
Canada's Information Resource Centre (CIRC)Canadian content
(Grey House) Online access to nine Grey House Reference tools: Canadian Almanac and Directory, Associations Canada, Financial Services Canada, Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, Canadian Parliamentary Guide, Governments Canada, Libraries Canada, History of Canada, and Canadian Who's Who.
Canadian Business Resource (CBR): Blue Book of Canadian BusinessCanadian content
(Canadian Newspaper Services International) The online version of the Blue Book of Canadian Business, offering corporate and executive profiles of top businesses.
Canadian Encyclopedia OnlineOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Historica) Provides access to information about Canadian personalities, places, events, history and achievements.
Canadian Literary CentreCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to Canadian literary resources including: biographies, criticism, essays and book reviews.
Canadian NewsstandCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides full-text access to 18 Canadian news sources.
Canadian Points of ViewCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to essays with differing points of view on current issues. Essays include an overview, arguments, counter arguments and a guide to Critical Thinking.
Canadian Reference CentreCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to Canadian and international magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information.
CANSIMOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Statistics Canada) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database, updated daily.
CARDonline LiteCanadian content
(Rogers Publishing) An online version of Canadian Advertising Rates and Data, providing advertising rates, data and media planning information for advertising, marketing, PR and communications professionals, including directory listings and contact names and numbers.
Career CruisingCanadian content
(Anaca Technologies Ltd.) Career Cruising provides access to career planning resources including: detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information.
CARL Plus (Customs Automated Reference Library)Canadian content
(Knotia Canada) Information for importers and customs brokers: relevant legislation, the complete Customs Tariff and schedules, administrative materials, case law and findings by Canadian courts and tribunals, selected US and international materials such as NAFTA legislation and US tariff and customs rulings, as well as the Compendium of Classification Opinions and the Harmonized System Explanatory Notes issued by the World Customs Organization. Includes TaxMatters@EY and Commodity Tax News newsletters.
CBCA BusinessCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides access to a broad range of Canadian business magazines, newspapers and journals.
CBCA EducationCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides access to core education literature in Canada.
CBCA Reference and Current EventsCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides access to a wide diversity of Canadian periodicals, ranging from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines and news.
CCH OnlineCanadian content (Please note: This resource only works with Internet Explorer 6+)
(CCH) Online access to human resource management publications (CCH looseleaf services the Ultimate HR Manual and Canadian Labour Relations and Employment Topics, and their e-book series, HR Answers Now) and tax publications (Preparing Your Income Tax Returns).
Census of CanadaOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Statistics Canada) Provides access to data from the most recent Census as well previous Census data back to 1996.
CICA HandbookCanadian content
(Knotia Canada) Provides access to CICA (Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants) standards & guidance book collection.
Contact Canada Life Science Search EngineCanadian content
(Contact Canada) The online versions of Contact Canada's Pharma and BioPharma Canada, Canadian Medical Technologies, and Canadian Biotechnology print directories, providing company profiles, contact information, and industry statistics.
CPI.Q. (Canadian Periodical Index)Canadian content
(Gale) Provides access to a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, biographies, and other reference sources. Includes selected Globe and Mail coverage.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Library and Archives Canada) Provides access to authoritative biographical information about significant figures of Canada's past, including both detailed articles on Canada's major historical figures, and short articles on minor personages.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)Open Access databaseCanadian content
(various) Free, full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
Dissertations & Theses: Abstracts and Indexes Canadian content
(ProQuest) Provides access to over 2 million abstracts and citations of doctoral dissertations and master theses from all disciplines.
e-CPS - Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and SpecialtiesCanadian content
(Canadian Pharmacists Association) e-CPS is the online edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS). It contains information on proprietary and nonproprietary Canadian drugs for both medical specialists and patients. It also provides links to Health Canada advisories.
E-LawsOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Queens Printer for Ontario) Provides access to consolidated versions of most of Ontario's public statutes and regulations.
ERICCanadian content (10 September 2012: Please see regarding the temporarily limited availability of full-text documents in this database.)
(EBSCO) The Education Resources Information Center: the world's largest source of education research.
Financial Post AdvisorCanadian content (displays best with the latest Internet Explorer web browser)
(Postmedia Network) Provides information on more than 4,500 Canadian companies, as well as business and financial insight. Financial Post Corporate Analyzer allows you to search for investment information on Canada's top 1,500 publicly traded companies.
HRdownloads.comCanadian content
(HRdownloads) Canada’s largest bank of online HR tools: hundreds of customizable HR policies, templates, forms and letters, as well as job descriptions, links to and summaries of legislation, metrics calculators, best practice guides, podcasts, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and policies in French.
InfoTrac NewsstandCanadian content
(Gale) A full-text database of over 2500 newspapers, newswire services, and news program transcripts from Canada, U.S. and abroad.
Ipsos News CentreCanadian content
(Ipsos) Public opinion poll results, market research, news, and press releases from the Ipsos Group (in Canada, Ipsos Reid), useful for marketing, advertising, business, and social science researchers.
LawSourceCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Carswell) Contains cases, legislation, the Canadian Abridgment Case Digests, and the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest.
LexisNexis Academic UniverseCanadian content
(LexisNexis) A large multi-tiered database of over 16,000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.
Literary Reference Center and Canadian Literary CentreCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to author biographies, literary criticism, book reviews, essays, plot summaries, poetry, short stories and novels.
MEDLINE (EBSCO)Canadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to information related to the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the pre-clinical sciences.
Migra's Canadian Export GuideCanadian content
(Migra International) Information for exporters, shippers, and logisticians on exporting from Canada to different countries, including regulatory and documentation requirements, definitions of terms, and international contact information.
Military & Government CollectionCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to current news pertaining to all branches of the military.
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) plus CHEMINFO (CCINFO Web)Canadian content
(Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) Provides information on issues pertaining to various chemical substances as well as occupational health and safety.
NFB.caCanadian content
(National Film Board of Canada) Public performance rights to selected films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Documentaries, animations, alternative dramas, trailers, and interactive productions on the Web.
NoveListCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides descriptions and reviews of thousands of works of fiction, recommends similar titles and authors, and provides guides for book discussions. Note that the works described are not necessarily part of the Seneca Libraries collections.
NRC Research PressCanadian content
(Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press)) Provides access to journals published by the National Research Council and affiliated publishers.
O'Brien's Encyclopedia of FormsCanadian content
(Thomson Reuters / Canada Law Book) Downloadable and editable forms covering commercial and corporate law, leases, wills and trusts, Ontario Family Law proceedings, Ontario Court proceedings, labour and employment law, municipal law, and computers and information technology. Includes a Master Subject Index.
Ontario Government DocumentsOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Knowledge Ontario) Provides access to thousands of government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library. Allows simple searching, or browsing by titles, by ministry/agency, authors, subjects, or years. Note this collection does not contain all Ontario government documents. Documents have been taken from publicly accessible government websites and may have been reformatted from their original format for archiving purposes.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations Open Access database Canadian content
(Various sources) Advanced research and scholarship. Free to find, free to use. Records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.
Our OntarioOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Knowledge Ontario) Find digital photos, maps, videos, podcasts, and documents about Ontario people, places, events, history and culture from the collections of Ontario libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and content organizations.
Our Ontario NewspapersOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Knowledge Ontario) Community and historical newspapers of Ontario with content going back to the 1800s.
Oxford Art OnlineCanadian content (Please note our subscription is for a maximum of 14 concurrent users only. Please click "Logout" in the top-right corner of the database when you are done.)
(Oxford University Press) Provides access to an extensive art collection including: Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
Parliamentary Names and Numbers Canadian content
(Sources) This online resource gives instant access to up-to-date contact information for: Members of Parliament, Senators, Provincial & Territorial Legislators, Parliamentary Committees, Federal & Provincial Ministries, Canadian Embassies Abroad, Caucus & Critic Responsibilities, Lobbyists, Federal Agencies & Crown Corporations.
Passport GMID Academic (Global Market Information Database)Canadian content
(Euromonitor International) Provides access to global market analysis with comprehensive coverage of industries, countries and consumer trends.
PMB Product DataCanadian content
(Print Measurement Bureau) Market survey results on Canadians' use of over 3500 products and services. Information includes respondents' demographics, attitudes, media consumption, retail outlets, frequency of usage and, when sponsored, the brands they use.
Primary SearchCanadian content
(EBSCO) Compiled specifically for elementary school students, this database provides access to articles, photos, maps, flags, and other content. It also includes The Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage Children's Dictionary.
Quicklaw CoreCanadian content
(LexisNexis) Access to Canadian court and tribunal case decisions, full-text legal journal articles, rules of court, statutes and regulations, and legal dictionaries and glossaries.
Regional Business NewsCanadian content
(EBSCO) Provides access to regional business publications.
Scott's Directories - National BusinessCanadian content (Please Note: Our licence is for 10 concurrent users only.)
(Scott's Directories) Provides access to a comprehensive directory of Canadian businesses with more than 350,000+ contacts from manufacturing, government, medical and education sectors.
Theses Canada PortalOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(Library and Archives Canada) Provides full-text access to Canadian theses and dissertations.
Toronto Star: Pages of the PastCanadian content
(ProQuest) Provides archival access to the Toronto Star, including all news stories, images, advertisements, classifieds, political cartoons, birth, and death notices.
Ultimate HR Manual via CCH OnlineCanadian content (Please note: This resource only works with Internet Explorer 6+ and that our licence for Ultimate HR Manual is 10 concurrent users only)
(CCH) Online access to human resource management publications (CCH looseleaf services the Ultimate HR Manual and Canadian Labour Relations and Employment Topics, and their e-book series, HR Answers Now) and tax publications (Preparing Your Income Tax Returns).
Weissmann OnlineCanadian content
(Northstar Travel Media) Provides online travel information with coverage on every country in the world, including more than 200 cities and cruise ports in depth, a global network of correspondents, and and in-house staff of knowledgeable, well-traveled writers and editors.
WorldCatOpen Access databaseCanadian content
(OCLC) Provides access to the world's largest 'library' catalog containing more than 1.3 billion items.

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