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Research/Homework Help
At the library we can help you find the materials you need to get the job done. We have a variety of resources available for the person doing school, business or personal research. If we don't have the materials you need, we can point you in the right direction.

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There are a variety of research tools you can use on the internet to find what you are looking for. These next few examples are most importantly credible reliable sources you can use for any purpose.

One Search
Next time you are searching the Library catalogue you might notice a tab called:
One Search.  Under this section you will see your search results from various online databases: Canadian Biography, Discovery Channel, EbscoHost, Nasa, National Geographic and the Mayo Clinic.  What a great resource for all your questions.  Have a look….

Ebscohost is an online research database which can search thousands of e-journals containing millions of articles. Our library has a subscription and can be used by our patrons with a valid Library Card, no password is required.
To access Ebscohost:  
Here is a list of functions Ebscohost provides:
  • Find a specific journal quickly by using the Find Journals feature.
  • Browse through a list of all journals available with the Browse feature.
  • Browse a list of subject categories , then view a list of all journals that fall in a category of interest. This allows you to easily find journals that cover specific topics.
  • Find specific articles quickly using the Find Articles feature. Search by article title or by the author's name.
  • Find articles that cover a specific topic by searching for keywords in the titles, abstracts, and even full text of millions of articles.
  • Read article abstracts and link directly to full text of the articles you find.
  • Create your own personal storage area on EJS and fill it with links to journals, issues, or articles that you want to come back to later.
  • Set up searches to run automatically and send you e-mail whenever new articles that match your criteria are added to EJS
Here is a list of databases Ebscohost provides: 
  • Ebscohost - is an accumulation of many databases, select them all or individually.
    • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
    • Primary Search - 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.
    • Middle Search Plus - 140 popular, middle school magazines, 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.
    • Canadian Reference Centre - magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries.
    • Academic Search Elite - 2,000 journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles.
    • MasterFILE- 1,750 general reference, 500 full text reference books, 85,827 biographies, 105,789 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 285,912 photos, maps and flags.
  • NoveList - a readers' advisory service, provides access to 155,000 fiction titles, and a wide range of feature content including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and reading lists. 
  • Auto Repair Reference Centre - more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; drawings and step-by-step photographs; technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules; Labor Time Guide & Estimator.  AutoIQ; Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance and much more.  
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Centre - contains the full set of small engine repair    manuals from Clymer (http://www.clymer.com/). These manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered.  Engines types include: motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more.  Detailed and user-friendly content is provided in high-quality PDF files. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations to visually support step-by-step procedures.  
  • Home Improvement Reference Centre - a full text database accessible via a custom EBSCO interface. It is   designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects.  Step-by-step instructions for thousands of  projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files.  Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and  reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.
  • Canadian Points of View Reference Centre - Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue—including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers—this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

Digital Collection of Manitoba Government Publications
The Manitoba Legislative Library collects print and electronic copies of Manitoba government publications and permanently maintains these collections for the use of present and future generations of Manitobans.  The Library also indexes news clippings that cite the historical legislative and sessional business conducted in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative council of Manitoba, prior to official Hansard publication which began in 1958.

The National Network for Equitable Library Service ( NNELS )
An online public library for people who require information in a format other than traditional print. The most common file formats available from NNELS are DAISY, PDF, and e-text. About ten percent of people in Canada – that’s 3.5 million of us – have a perceptual disability as defined by the Canadian Copyright Act.  If you are one of those people who requires digital or audio formats -- welcome!  Thanks to your public library, you are eligible to download and request an unlimited amount of content from NNELS. Visit https://nnels.ca/ for more information.