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Encyclopedia 

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Encyclopedia.com (Gale) Provides credible answers from published reference works, including 49 encyclopedias and 73 dictionaries and thesauruses. A free online resource, offering millions of articles, pictures, facts and biographies in a large variety of subject areas including the arts, science, sports, medicine, accounting and management.

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Wikipedia 

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Wikipedia Because Wikipedia is an ongoing work to which, in principle, anybody can contribute. It differs from a paper-based reference source in some very important ways. In particular, older articles tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while newer articles may still contain significant misinformation, un-encyclopedic content, or vandalism. Please note that this resource may not be appropriate for academic writing.

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The Canadian Encyclopedia 

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The Canadian Encyclopedia The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world.

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Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary 

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Visual Dictionary Online (Merriam-Webster) When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object, The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.

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Library and Archives Canada

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Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection is the shared documentary heritage of all Canadians and spans the entire history of our country. The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians. This service is updated regularly and is constantly developing and expanding. Be sure to check back often to see the latest additions

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The Atlas of Canada

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Atlas of Canada The Atlas of Canada provides authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level. Working with partners, the Atlas facilitates the integration and analysis of diverse data in order to increase overall knowledge about Canada.

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Canadian Atlas Online

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The Canadian Atlas Online from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. This is a mapping tool with great geography-related features, such as weather and Canada's natural regions.

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