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PCensus provides access to detailed demographic information. Find population, income, and spending levels for all of Canada, by province, city, or postal code. Useful for doing market research for small business

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Available via the Internet
Free Resource

Searchable primary source material dating 1450-2008, with access to over half a million books, digitised newspapers (The Economist, Financial Times, and more),  6.5 million manuscript pages.
Includes: maps, photos, pamphlets, sermons, poems.

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Delivers full-page images of newspapers from 92 countries, before they appear on the newsstands. Carries today's paper including archives up to 60 days.
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Available via the Internet
Free Resource

Project Gutenberg is a collection of more than 32,000 free eBooks in English and other languages. Most of the items in this collection are the full texts of public domain books. All eBooks can be easily downloaded: choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats.

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Pronunciator provides access to learning materials for 80 languages, with the interface available in 50 different languages for ESL and other language learning. Many languages have up to ten 8-week structured courses. Pronunciator also includes lessons for children, interactive content, downloadable audio lessons and PDF phrasebooks, dozens of feature films, and thousands of songs.  Apps are available for Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices.

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