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Currently contains 4 directories: Business Rankings Annual, Consultants & Consulting Organizations Directory, Directories in Print, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media and Market Share Reporter.

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Conveniently search all Gale series for entries on an author or work.
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Thousands of full-text, electronic books on the most-studied subjects such as: alternative medicine, anthropology,  architectural history, art, biographies, diseases,  education, folklore, genetics, geography,  family history, fiction, landforms,  literature, photography, political science, recording industry, religion, social change, sports, travel, urban planning.  Some in downloadable PDF format. Includes:  encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries and travel guides.

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Access the full-image of the newspaper from 1844 to 2010. Includes every article, image, cartoon, advertisement, classified advertisement, birth and death notice published in the Globe and Mail.

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Find Canadian valuations for cars, trucks, SUVs and vans for the years 1987-2012. Includes motorcycle, ATV and personal watercraft data back to 1978. Features new and current average prices as well as an options add-on list and a mileage adjustment selection.

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An archive of the Federal Government of Canada's websites. Dating back to Dec. 2005, this collection preserves previous versions of Canada Post, Agriculture Canada, Transport Canada, and many other gc.ca and .ca sites.

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Grant Connect, the next generation of Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations, provides up-to-date detailed information on grantmaking foundations, corporate community investment programs, government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities. Makes fundraising easier by offering grant seekers a set of tools that facilitate the identification of potential donors and helps to create targeted proposals.

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A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles with content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 600,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 6,300 records.

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