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PCensus
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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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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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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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