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Business Plans Handbook eBooks Library Card Required.

Access a collection of e-books that compile business plans created by and for entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. This is a great resource for new or established businesses, and contains plenty of examples about how to develop a winning business plan.

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CANSIM

CANSIM is Statistics Canada's main socioeconomic database. Updated daily, this unique resource provides access to a large range of the latest statistics relating on a variety topics including:  Aboriginal Peoples, agriculture, business performance and ownership, construction and housing, culture, demography, domestic and international trade, education, energy, environment and natural resources, finance, health and social conditions, income and wealth, justice, labour, manufacturing, prices and price indexes, transportation, travel and tourism, and more.

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CELA Collection Accessible items Audiobooks eBooks Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

The CELA Collection includes more than 450,000 items on a range of subjects and genres for all ages. All items are professionally produced for people with print disabilities. There are French and English options, and a special focus on Canadian titles and First Nations literature. Most CELA Collection titles can be downloaded. You can read using DAISY-formatted audio, e-Text, described videos, and braille.

  • Registration: To borrow from CELA, you need to register in person at any of our locations or use your library card number to self-register online. CELA will confirm your registration and give you access to the collection within 5 business days.
  • Learn more about borrowing accessible items from the Library.

Chilton Library Library Card Required.

Access detailed information about car maintenance and repair including guides for specific vehicles, step-by-step service and repair procedures, vacuum and wiring diagrams, photographs and illustrations, and even test quizzes for popular certification exams.

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Cloud Cookbooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Get instant access to 3,000 recipes from 40+ local Canadian cookbooks, ranging from the latest in healthy eating to classic titles filled with traditional meals. From the best of local cuisine to recipes from around the world, Cloud Cookbooks has it all. The cookbooks are available as PDFs you can view on a computer or mobile device, or you print recipes for personal use.

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Gale General Reference Centre Encyclopedias Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

Access more than 100,000,000 articles on a wide range of topics from academic works to homework help for kids. The Gale Reference Centre gives you one-stop access to resources about more than 20 subjects including agriculture, biography, business, communications and mass media, criminal justice, health and wellness, pop culture, interactive science and much, much more.

 

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hoopla Audiobooks eBooks Movies & Music New! Library Card Required.

Stream and borrow free movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics, and shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Stream immediately, or download to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment later. Take your pick from hundreds of thousands of titles. More titles are added daily. [Please note: hoopla cannot be accessed with Internet Explorer. Try using Chrome or Firefox instead]

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LGBTQ+ Health Guide

This resource guide was developed through a partnership between academic, hospital, and public libraries in order to support the information needs of the LGBTQ+ community as well as the healthcare providers, researchers, and policy makers involved in delivering and improving health services. This guide includes both digital and print resources from Dalhousie and other academic libraries, NSHA and IWK Libraries, and Halifax Public Libraries, as well as links to publicly available resources, organizations, and services. This is a living and responsive resource that is frequently updated to serve and reflect you and your needs.

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Libby Audiobooks eBooks New! Library Card Required.

Libby is the latest way to access OverDrive's large collection of e-books and audiobooks. This 1-tap reading app is designed to get people reading as quickly as possible. Browse, borrow, and place holds easily. And, seamlessly sync your bookshelves, progress, and bookmarks across multiple devices.

The trade-off for Libby’s simplicity is that it has fewer features. Libby is not compatible with screen readers, so users with print disabilities will want to stick with the OverDrive app for now.

Learn more about how to use Libby: https://help.libbyapp.com/

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Library & Community Archives

Explore our rich Halifax history through postcards, vintage city guides, photographs, and more. Our virtual archive contains a treasure trove of collections:

  • Gainsborough Hotel Register
  • Halifax Public Libraries Postcard Collection
  • The Book Room Limited Postcard Collection
  • Vintage Halifax City Guides
  • Mainland South Heritage Society Photographs
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Lynda.com Library Card Required.

Meet your new best friend and mentor, Lynda. Pick from more than 4,000 video tutorials taught by industry experts on a wide range of topics including business, photography, graphic design, project management, animation, audio and music production, web design, marketing, job interview preparation, public speaking, and much more.

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Martin’s Online Criminal Code Library Card Required.

Use this legal research tool to access the Criminal Code and read related commentary including:

  • Full text of all versions of the Criminal Code dating (1955-onwards)
  • Cross-references, synopses, and annotations from Martin's Annual Criminal Code (1955-onwards)
  • Forms of charges (1970-onwards)
  • Cases referred to in Martin's case law annotations
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NoveList Library Card Required.

Get recommendations for books and audiobooks, for all ages. Pick from 50,000 recommendations based on titles, 10,000 based on author, and 9,000 based on series—plus 3 million more recommendations based on the NoveList "secret formula". You can also find books based on your favourite things: 500+ genres, 200,000+ subjects, 130,000+ moods or feel of the reading experience—or even find books based on the types of characters, time periods, or locations.

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PressReader Magazines & Newspapers New!

Stay in touch with the news of the world. Access PressReader online at any of our branches. You can search thousands of publications by country and language, and read translated articles instantly. Plus, you can look for foreign editions of magazines on your mobile device or laptop and borrow them at the Library for reading at home.

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ProQuest Magazines & Newspapers Library Card Required.

This comprehensive collection of Canadian and international periodicals covers multiple subjects, with millions of full-text records:

  • The Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database includes more than 700 trade publications, more than 500 scholarly journals, 483 magazines, as well as news reports, radio and television transcripts, dissertations, and more.
  • The Canadian Major Dailies database archives news from 24 national and regional newspapers including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, and the Chronicle Herald.

This collection also includes select international publications, including The Guardian, The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Newsweek and many more.

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Rocket Languages Library Card Required.

Learn a language online, at your own pace. You can track your progress and test your understanding.

You can access interactive lessons for Arabic, French, German, Mandarin, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, English for Spanish Speakers, English for Japanese Speakers, or Russian.

Rocket languages works in your browser or you can download iOS and Android apps.


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Squiggle Park Games New! Library Card Required.

Squiggle Park is an app for young readers that teaches literacy skills through the power of play. Mischievous monsters and adaptive bite-sized games support ELL students and any kids Pre K- Grade 2 in building confidence and becoming successful, independent readers. Squiggle Park has proven to help kids master reading skills 5 times faster than other teaching methods with only 30 minutes of play per week. Let's play in the park!



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TumbleBookCloud Audiobooks eBooks

A great collection of audiobooks, National Geographic videos, and e-books for teens and adults. Explore fiction and non-fiction, drama and poetry, graphic novels, and more. Read, watch, and learn online.

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TumbleBooks eBooks Games Library Card Required.

TumbleBooks offers animated, talking picture books kids can read or listen to online. Choose from over 300 popular and award-winning books.


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