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The Champlain Society Archives is a collection of volumes from the Champlain Society that deal with exploration and discovery over three centuries. It includes first-hand accounts of Samuel de Champlain's voyages in New France, the diary from Sir John Franklin's first land expedition to the Arctic, plus many other fascinating stories.

Archives includes all available titles for the Champlain Society:

  • Occasional Papers of the Champlain Society

  • The Publications of the Champlain Society, Hudson's Bay Company Series

  • The Publications of the Champlain Society, Ontario Series

  • The Publications of the Champlain Society

  • The Works of Samuel de Champlain

The COS Pivot Database lists funding and collaboration opportunities for entrepreneurs and researchers. Its listings are drawn from 260 universities, government agencies, and private organizations from around the world, and it continues to expand internationally and covers many sectors and disciplines. Create a free Pivot Account to use this database. This database is an alternative to business and non-profit grants databases such as Grant Connect, and includes academic as well as commercial funding.

For more information, contact Iain McQueen, Grants Officer, Social Sciences and Humanities, CIHR, at OVPRI at
Westlaw Litigator contains Canada's largest collection of Canadian litigation court documents. These include pleadings, motions, and facta. Litigator combines litigation-focused research with practice tools to support your strategic decisions. Quantum Services are not included in this subscription.
MLA Plus is the go-to resource for writers of research papers and anyone citing sources. MLA Plus includes the full text of the ninth edition of the handbook and features an easy-to-search interface, cross-linking of related material, and a split view that lets students see illustrations while reading corresponding content.
The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for Open Society's broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. The Justice Initiative publishes reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice. The Open Society Justice Initiative database brings the Justice Initiative’s scholarship to HeinOnline, providing access to works published by the Justice Initiative in HeinOnline’s fully searchable, image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Publication Type, a publication identifier assigned by the Justice Initiative to each of its publications, which organizes their works into the following types: Briefing Paper, Publication, and Report. Browse titles in HeinOnline by Publication Type or use the facet to limit search results.
304 Titles offered.
Topic Texts and Annotations allows you to intuitively browse and search both Westlaw Canada texts and annotations, as well as the Thomson Reuters Canada collection of eLooseleafs on ProView – all this content is integrated and displayed on one page!