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Canadian Almanac and Directory
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This resource has been discontinued

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Canadian Business & Current Affairs offers access to its Business (general and specialized), Current Events (newspapers and other media transcripts) and Reference (popular and academic journals) databases. Full-text retrospective coverage to 1993, and citations to 1982. Also now includes selected images.

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Lists articles published in Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines from the 19th century to the present.

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Full text of over 300 BC and major Canadian daily newspapers. Titles include the Vancouver Sun, Province, Vancouver Courier, West Ender, Victoria Times-Colonist, as well as the National Post, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and Calgary Herald. Content for some titles starts as far back as 1985. Some titles are not available for 2 days after publication.

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Canadian Parliamentary Guide
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This resource has been discontinued

Available at VPL branches
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Tax information that includes:

  • Federal Income Tax News
  • Tax Planning for Small Business Guide
  • Wealth Management Guide

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Canadian Who's Who
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This resource has been discontinued

Available via the Internet
Free Resource

A virtual library of Canadian law. Contains statutes, regulations, and selected case law for Canada's federal government as well as for every province and territory in Canada. Also includes links to frequently consulted legal documents for each jurisdiction (eg, Progress of Bills, Hansards, and Gazettes) as well as links to legal websites for many other countries.

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CARDonline provides advertising rates, data and media planning information for advertising, marketing, PR and communications professionals.
Note: list creation is not possible on this version.

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A comprehensive Canadian career guide providing detailed listings of 450 occupations, including education and training information. Features online Career Matchmaker Survey.

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Careers & Employment Canada
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This resource has been discontinued

Available via the Internet
Free Resource

Statistical data from the 2001 Census of Canada and the 2006 Census of Canada. The census provides detailed demographic and socio-economic data for all standard geographies down to census tract level.

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Based on the National Building Code, this database describes unique-to-Vancouver by-law provisions regulating the construction of structures. It also includes the 2012 BC plumbing code. This database has a limited number of simultaneous users. If you have trouble accessing it, or receive an error message, please try later.

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Available via the Internet

By-laws enacted by Vancouver City Council. Search the alphabetical list of by-law titles or by topic.

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Available via the Internet
Free Resource

British Columbians’ newest legal website. Provides a single point of entry to legal information, education and help from 24+ organizations.

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At home for Vancouver residents only
Paid for by VPL

Provides information and advice on consumer products and services. Includes the full text of Consumer Reports Magazine, spotlight areas, news, blogs, forums and video content. Scroll down to the bottom of the main search page and click on "Canada Extra" for information on Canadian prices and ratings.

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InfoAction
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Public information from civil court records for Provincial, Supreme and Appeal court files in British Columbia.

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At home for Vancouver residents only
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A collection of the greatest classic and contemporary cinematic achievements from around the world. Explore the films of Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa and more. Includes directors’ cuts, film essays, interviews, and transcripts.

Note: Some content in the Criterion Collection may not be suitable for all audiences. Parents or caregivers are responsible for children's use of the Criterion Collection.

Our home access to the Criterion collection is not currently working.
Please use this temporary information to access the collection until the problem is resolved by the vendor:
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Username: vpl2017
Password: critaccess

Please note that this temporary access may give you access to films that are not included in our subscription.

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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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