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Encyclopedias and more
Encyclopaedia Britannica This link opens in a new window
An excellent general encyclopedia; great for finding good quality background information on almost any topic.
Canadian Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
The online version of the Canadian encyclopedia.
Medline Plus This link opens in a new window
Excellent information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine the latest health news, a medical encyclopedia and interactive patient tutorials.
Health Source: Consumer Edition This link opens in a new window
Articles on health and medicine from more popular magazines and journals. More general information.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Presents information on famous Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
Reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are a good place to start your reseach, especially when you know little about your topic. They provide basic factual information and introduce you to terminology.
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