We usually don't announce new products until they hit the catalogue. But I thought, since many folks are working on their instruction for the fall, it would be a good idea to give advance notice of the following. Both are newly available through the TAL Universal Core.
Canadian Literary Centre
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The Canadian Literary Centre consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press).
ECW Press also provides several individual monographs and biographies, essays and literary criticism. The database includes book reviews, essays, author biographies, and much more.
Canadian Literary Centre features full text sources such as Canadian Fiction Studies, Canadian Biography Series, Canadian Writers and Their Works (Poetry and Fiction Series), ECW's Biographical Guide to Canadian Novelists, ECW's Guide to Canadian Poets, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Fiction, George Woodcock's Introduction to Canadian Poetry, The Annotated Bibliography of Canada's Major Authors, Essays on Canadian Writing (1974-present), Books in Canada (1971-present), Quill & Quire (1996-present), Textual Studies in Canada, University of Toronto Quarterly (1975-present), and many more.
This database is updated on a daily basis.
Canadian Reference Centre
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Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers & newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; 84,606 full text biographies and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Canadian Reference Centre provides full text information for over 150 Canadian periodicals and over 400 international periodicals. Examples of titles offered in Canadian Reference Centre include: Macleans, Beautiful British Columbia, Beaver, Canadian Economic Observer, Canadian Geographic, CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Canadian Banker, Popular Science, Psychology Today, and many more.
This database also contains over 30 Canadian and international newspapers including Toronto Star, Canadian Associated Presse, Guelph Mercury, The Worldpaper, and others. In addition, this database provides over 20 Canadian reference books and 100 international reference books. This database is updated on a daily basis.