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Gale virtual reference library
Coverage: Provides print reference titles in a database format.
Publication types: ebooks
Note: University of Canterbury has access to a small subset of e-books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library: Complete dictionary of scientific biography; Blackwell encyclopedia of management; Encyclopedia of volcanoes, and Treaties, alliances of the world.
Help: Title list
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Gallup analytics
Coverage: An online platform providing access to nearly a century of U.S. data and over a decade of global tracking data from more than 160 countries known as the Gallup World Poll. Includes new data and historical trends at the country, state and U.S. city levels. View data by demographic categories, compare results across geographies to develop and report findings, including direct citations of Gallup's work. Includes questions and indexes covering topics such as economics, politics and well-being. Also includes Gallup Daily and access to Gallup Brain.
Date range: 2007- (global data) ; 1930- (U.S. national data)
Publication types: datasets, metrics, articles
Note: Unlimited access to the Gallup portal but access to individual level data must be requested from the Library by emailing Janette Nicolle ( Subscription access available for 1 year until April 2019.
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Coverage: Gartner provides technology research to enable informed decisions on key information technology initiatives. Includes trends, technologies and analysis of products.
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Gault on commercial law
Coverage: Contains legislation and commentary relating to the Consumer Guarantees Act, the Commerce Act, the Fair Trading Act, and various other commercial statutes. New Zealand
Date range: 1994-
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Coverage: Contains nearly 2 million citations covering the geology of North America from 1785 and that of the rest of the world from 1933. Topics covered include geophysics and structural geology, economic geology, minerals and petroleum, palaeontology and stratigraphy, engineering and environmental geology, geomorphology, soils and quaternary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, aerial geology and maps.
Date range: 1785- Updated monthly
Publication types: Journals, theses
Help: Online Demo -- Quick start guide (PDF)
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote
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Coverage: Covers geological and earth sciences and includes GeoRef searching.
Publication types: Journals
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Global issues in context
Coverage: Focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues, such as genocide in Darfur, product safety of Chinese imports, sectarian violence in Iraq, changing weather patterns across the globe, and disaster recovery in Indonesia and New Orleans.
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Google scholar
Coverage: Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Links to UC Library resources are available.
Help: To see UC links, use Scholar Preferences and choose University of Canterbury in the Library Links section.
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote
Access: No access restrictions

Grove art online (Oxford art online)
Coverage: Consists of Grove Art Online, the online version of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols) with ongoing updates, plus the full text of The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001); The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2001); and the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1998). Artist biographies, subject entries, and images can be searched or browsed, and additional learning resources include features such as timelines and thematic guides.
Help: Guided tour -- Tips for Experienced Grove Art Online Users (PDF)
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Grove music online.
Coverage: The authoritative resource for music research with over 57,000 articles written by over 6,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe. The online edition first launched in 2001 includes updated versions of previous Grove publications as well as hundreds of articles commissioned specifically for the online edition.
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