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Developed to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research, Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. Includes over 9,000 active full-text journals and magazines. This database has been provided to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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AVON delivers almost 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including Anthropology, Business, Counseling, Film, Health, History, Music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with unlimited access. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in AVON makes it a useful resource for both Profs and students, giving libraries an excellent video resource they can depend on. ProQuest has made this database available to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be available to NSCAD users until June 30th 2020.
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Drama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 2,500 playtexts, 400 audio plays, 300 hours of video and 370 books of criticism and performance practice from leading theatre publishers and companies. Together, these resources offer a complete multimedia experience of theatre. The Core Collection on Drama Online features the pre-eminent theatre lists of Bloomsbury’s Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints as well as those of Faber & Faber. It also includes production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and The American Shakespeare Center. Further playtext collections include Nick Hern Books, Aurora Metro Books and Playwrights Canada Press.

The platform also offers collections of filmed live performances including those from leading theatres such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre (see below for a full listing of these), as well as a wealth of audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works.
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Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis.
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Critierion-on-Demand is Criterion Pictures' on-line digital delivery feature film platform and includes:

A Dedicated Post-Secondary Bilingual Website that offers Title Information, Search Capabilities, List New Releases and Accept Title Requests
More than 1500 Titles
More than 1100 French titles
Approximately 135 Foreign Language Films with English Subtitles
More than 100 Documentary Features
Closed Captioned Titles when Available
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deslibris is an aggregation of books and documents from and about Canada.
Books from Canadian scholarly and independent publishers are supplemented with monographs harvested from government sources, think tanks and research agencies curated for relevance and lasting reference value. desLibris has opened up additional content during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishes and university presses.

Gain Unlimited Access to 201,500 E-Books Across Many Subjects: Business and economics, Humanities, Education, Social Science, Philosophy, Technology and engineering. This database is being made available to libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Database of OER (Open Educational Resources) sources. OER are freely accessible, openly licensed text and media resources that are used for teaching and research.
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