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Find out which magazines and newspapers you can access online through VPL's subscription databases.

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Provides access to hundreds of downloadable digital full-text e-books. Includes classic literature, reference, scholarly monographs, literature, and fiction.

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In addition to world-renowned entries, this multimedia encyclopedia offers country comparisons and reports, a world atlas, timelines, the year in review, quotations and more.

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A multimedia Encyclopedia especially for children and young adults. Features timelines, biographies, how-to's flags and photos, as well as a dictionary and an atlas.

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The complete text of the 22 volumes of 2nd edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica published in 2007. Encyclopedia Judaica provides a comprehensive picture of all aspects of Jewish life and knowledge up to the present day. A subcollection of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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Encyclopedia of British Columbia
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This Encyclopedia now includes additional volumes and is now part of Know BC.

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Describes Canada’s 119 different ethnic groups: their process of migration, arrival and settlement, community life, language & culture, and intergroup relations.
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