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A scholarly general reference database covering all subject areas. Provides full-text coverage for more than 2,100 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. Backfiles to selected journals are available from 1985 or earlier.
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Indexes articles in agricultural magazines and journals from 1970 to the present. Covers veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming, food and human nutrition, and environmental studies. Thousands of Agricola records are linked to online fulltext documents. Updated monthly.

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All In One allows you to search a collection of up to 50 popular electronic resources and the Library Catalogue at one time.
You may also wish to search individually one of our 100+ databases many of which are not searched via All In One.

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An Independent, alternative journalism database that includes more than 7,000 stories from over 200 sources. Searchable by Keyword.

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A popular database for genealogical research. Highlights include images and indexes to U.K. and U.S. census records, 1780-1837 baptism and marriage records for the greater London area, and much more.

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Through a rich selection of articles, images, videos, timelines and more, discover ancient and medieval civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

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Covers topics from advertising art, antiques, archaeology and architecture to decorative arts, interior design, photography, textiles, visual art and artists. Indexes articles, interviews, reviews and more published 1984-present with selected full text 1997-present. Also contains images of works of art reproduced in magazines and journals as well as podcasts of selected articles. For indexing of prior to 1984 see Art Index Retrospective.

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Searchable version of the printed index Art Index (the forerunner of Art Full Text), this database indexes articles, interviews and reviews published 1929-1984 on topics such as advertising art, antiques, archaeology and architecture to decorative arts, interior design, photography, textiles, visual art and artists. Great place to start searching for early & mid 20th century artists such as Emily Carr, members of the Group of Seven, Salvador Dali and other masters, plus those who are less well-known.

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Covers Canadian and some international organizations including industry, professional, special interest and common interest associations and registered charities. Searchable by type of organization. Details include budgets, founding date, scope of activity, licensing body, sources of funding, executive information, and complete contact information.

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Provides comprehensive repair procedures and Technical Service Bulletins for major domestic and import manufacturers from 1987 to the present. Also includes wiring diagrams and labour estimates, drawings and step-by-step photographs. Vintage information back to 1945.
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Electronic resources are restricted by license agreements to Vancouver Public Library card holders and to on-site users for purposes of research and private study. A few additional electronic resources are limited to City of Vancouver residents when using from home. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information are expressly prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.

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