Category Archives: Research

Government Printer Peeks (end of summer)

The economy figures prominently in today’s selection of online documents available from the senior levels of government. For an overview start with Recent Developments in the Canadian Economy (fall 2014). Then for a look at a specific sector the annual analysis of Manufacturing, 2013. Check out changes in Canadian Labour Productivity, and the state of the Labour Market in Canada since the last Recession. A final Canada – U.S. comparison...
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NOVELIST…a gold mine for fiction readers

I’d wager that most library staff (myself included) look forward to patrons asking them a version of the following question: “Read anything good lately?” That’s usually an easy one! More difficult are the questions dealing with authors or genres that we’re not familiar with or perhaps have never even heard of. “You want a viking time-travel mystery novel?”  Hmmmm, give me a sec to think about it. That’s when we...
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Back to School with WPL: Geography

Summer’s almost over, meaning its time for new and returning students to get ready for the school year. Visit your local branch of the Windsor Public Library to view our wide selection of books, kits, and study guides to help students make the grade. This week we have already highlighted some titles to help young scholars with math and science. Another subject many students need assistance with is geography. From...
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Learning Express Library (LEL)

TOEIC; TOEFL; GED; GRE; SAT; OMG! LEL! TISA! Are you shaking your head right now and wondering what all of this means?  It’s part of a game that we play here at the library: Standardized Test or Internet Slang.  One person throws out an acronym, and the other has to guess which category it belongs to.  Fun…right? Speaking of fun (and standardized tests), Learning Express Library (one of my favourite...
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Government Printer Peeks

Many government documents are background information papers prepared to assist officials in developing policy.  This month’s sampling falls into this category.  Not easy reading, but these reports are still informative to see where the government has made changes or is thinking of revising laws and regulations. Banking fees in Canada: patterns and trends  Consulting Canadians to modernize and improve food labels: what we heard Cybercrime: an overview of incidents and issues in Canada...
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City directories – A Valuable Resource

City directories are one of the most useful resources for genealogists. By City Directories, I do not mean telephone books. They are like having 2 books within 1 publication. These directories have an alphabetical listing by surname of people living in the community. The second half is an alphabetical listing of streets in the community. Some of the newer directories also have telephone number listings filed in numerical order. The...
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Government Printer Peeks

With 2014 being an election year for municipal officials (and who knows, maybe provincial representatives too), this is a good time to see what’s new around the ballot box. 2014 voters’ guide for Ontario municipal and school board elections. 2014 candidates’ guide for Ontario municipal and school board elections. Alternative voting technologies report. Establishing a legal framework for e-voting in Canada.  ...
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Government Printer Peeks

Trains, Ferries and Automobiles are the topics of today’s selection of recent government documents.  Containers for transport of dangerous goods by rail – a Transport Canada standard. Released  December 2013. 164p. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigation into the Grounding – roll-on/roll-off passenger vessel Jiimaan approaching Kingsville Harbour, Ontario, 11 October 2012. 37p. Canadian motor vehicle traffic collision statistics. “Collected in cooperation with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators”. Based on...
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Online Resources for Auto Repair

Are you a car enthusiast? Auto repair DIYer? Have you recently purchased a new or used car that you would like to learn more about? Do you have a general interest in cars and how they work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we’ve got two easy to use databases that are perfect for you: Chilton Library and Auto Repair Reference Center. Both of these databases...
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eMagazines @ WPL: Borrow them Anytime, Anywhere…

Great news! We’ve added Zinio Digital Magazines to our suite of eResources. You can now access e-copies of popular magazines through the Windsor Public Library.   Some examples of titles in this collection include: Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, National Geographic, Macworld, PC Magazine, Popular Science, and OK! These are just a few examples of the 40 titles available covering topics in Business, Men’s...
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