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AccessEngineering (McGraw-Hill)

Over 300 reference books in 14 major areas of engineering including: Construction, Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Communications and Environmental Engineering.

Type: DICTIONARIES   E-BOOKS   ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


AccessScience (McGraw-Hill)

Online access to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.

Type: E-BOOKS   ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Birkhauser Ebooks  

This e-book database offers a selection of titles from the architectural publishing house Birkhauser including several titles from the DETAIL series on construction, architecture and sustainable design.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Books@OVID (OVID)  

Full text access to many essential nursing resources. Titles include: Handbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, and Nursing Care Plans & Documentation.

Type: E-BOOKS   GUIDELINES  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Canadian Electronic Library (desLibris)    

eBook collection consists of:

  • Canadian Public Policy Collection from 2005 to 2011 (17,200 titles)
  • Canadian Health Research Collection from 2005 to 2011 (6,500 titles)
  • The Irwin Law Collection (125 titles)
  • Canadian Publisher Collection (199 titles)

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety) - Academic Support Program  

Provides environmental and occupational health and safety standards, legislation, articles and reports including: MSDS, CHEMINFO, and the Canadian Electrical Code (Part 1).

Access Note: To view documents in the Legislation and Standards section, please contact the Library at 416-415-5000 ext.2004 for login and password details. Only a limited number of users can use the Legislation and Standards at the same time. If you receive an error message, please try back again later.

Type: E-BOOKS   STANDARDS & CODES  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Ebsco Academic eBook Collection  

A large collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Contains more than 94,400 titles.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Ebsco Audiobook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)  

Subject areas covered include: Biography, Business, Classics, Politics, Language Studies, Study Aids, Science, Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy and more.

USAGE TIP: To download and listen to e-Audiobooks, you will prompted to create a free account. This account allows you to access the LLC's collection of e-Audiobooks online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Type: DATABASE   E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Ebsco eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)  

A collection of over 8,000 e-books to support George Brown College’s courses and programs. Includes: research books, dictionaries and encyclopedias and fiction titles.

Type: E-BOOKS   FULL TEXT  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


E-CPS (now RxTx)  

Source for Canadian drug information, fully searchable by: brand, generic name, therapeutic class and manufacturer.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Encyclopedia of Business and Finance  

This encyclopedia covers five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America  

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Encyclopedia of Management  

Includes essays on 350 topics written by academics and business professionals. Topics include: benchmarking, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, and supply chain management, among many others.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Encyclopedia of Products & Industries  

Provides information on various aspects of a product, its manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Encyclopedia of World Biography  

A multicultural encyclopedia with biographies of notable individuals from every part of the world.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)  

Access to encyclopedias, almanacs and specialized reference sources covering many subject areas.

Type: DICTIONARIES   E-BOOKS   ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


MyiLibrary

A large collection of e-books selected to support George Brown College’s courses and programs.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Ontario Building Code 2012  

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Online edition of the Ontario Building Code.


Note: Came into effect January 2014. Most of Ontario's revised Building Code takes effect Jan. 1, 2014. For more detail on the transition period, see section "Section 4.1. Transition Rule" at the end of the Code

 

Type: E-BOOKS   STANDARDS & CODES  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Oxford Art Online  

Encyclopedia and image database covering visual arts and design from prehistory to the present (worldwide in scope but strongest in Western art).

Type: DICTIONARIES   ENCYCLOPEDIAS   IMAGES  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Oxford Reference Online  

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference books online. A great resource for definitions, quick facts, quotations, maps, timelines and more.

Type: DICTIONARIES   E-BOOKS   ENCYCLOPEDIAS   MAPS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


ProQuest College Complete Collection  

A collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Contains more than 32,000 titles.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Psychologists and Their Theories for Students  

In-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them.

Type: ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Psychology eBooks (Gale)  

This e-book collection includes: Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Encyclopedia of Sociology, The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, and Psychologists and Their Theories for Students.

Type: DICTIONARIES   E-BOOKS   ENCYCLOPEDIAS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


RxTx (formerly eCPS)  

Source for Canadian drug information, fully searchable by: brand, generic name, therapeutic class and manufacturer.

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Safari Tech Books Online (ProQuest)  

This e-book database, a joint venture of two premier IT publishers, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. and the Pearson Technology Group, offers a collection of over 5000 titles. Topics covered include web development, game design, engineering, certification, math and science and more.

USAGE TIP: Only a limited number of users can use this database at the same time. If you receive an error message please try back again later. Thank you.

Mobile access here:
https://login.gbcprx01.georgebrown.ca/login?url=http://m.proquest.safaribooksonline.com

Type: E-BOOKS  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Small Business Reference Center (EBSCO)  

Providing the most up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.

Type: ARTICLES   FULL TEXT  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use  


Visual English Dictionary  

This illustrated dictionary is a helpful resource for exploring topics that are sometimes difficult to explain in words, such as geography, science, and medicine.

Type: DICTIONARIES  
Access: ON & OFF CAMPUS: GBC ID & password required for off-campus use