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Category: Dictionaries
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 
Dictionary of Canadian Biography  Contains almost 8,500 biographies on the website, describing the lives of those whose deaths or whose last-known activities occurred in the years 1000 to 1930 and more than 70 biographies of individuals who died after 1930.
English-Chinese Dictionary 
English-French Dictionary 
English-Spanish Dictionary  178 online dictionaries.
Merriam-Webster Online 
Oxford English Dictionary 
Roget’s International Thesaurus 
Category: Encyclopedias
Canadian Encyclopedia Online  The 2000 edition of the "authoritative encyclopedia about Canada and its people, updated and expanded."
Encyclopedia Mythotica  Mythology, magic and folklore. 4300+ definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.  More than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia. Enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles.
Looklex Encyclopedia  Covers North Africa, the Middle East. Excellent maps - political, historical.
Category: Government Information
Canada: Justice Laws Website 
City of Winnipeg 
Elections Manitoba 
Government of Canada Departments and Agencies  Provides an alphabetical listing of links to Government of Canada Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, Special Operating Agencies and various affiliated organizations.
Government of Canada Publications 
Government of Canada: Canada Site 
Hansard  House of Commons Debates
Laws of Manitoba (Statutes and Regulations) 
Legislative Assembly of Manitoba 
Manitoba Government Publications Monthly Checklist 
Manitoba Government Web Site 
Manitoba Legislative Library 
Parliament of Canada  Enter your postal code in the ’Find’ box in the middle of the page to locate the Member of Parliament for your area.
Statutory Publications (Queen’s Printer) 
Winnipeg City Council 
Category: Jobs, Resume Writing, Career Planning
Canada Job Bank  Jobs, work or business opportunities phoned in to Human Resource Centres of Canada by employers around the country.
Creating Resumes  Learn how to create and edit resumes in Microsoft Word.
Eluta  Eluta is a search engine that specializes finding new job announcements at employers across Canada. Their goal is to create a searchable database of every new job opportunity in the nation. (Canada)  Comprehensive meta search engine for jobs.  Federated search engine that searches many job databases based on the keywords you provide.
Manitoba WorkInfoNet  Manitoba WorkInfoNet is a community-based partnership of government departments, non profit agencies and private sector organizations. - Canadian-based job research engine   A Canadian based Google for jobs.  Job research engine that indexes jobs directly from companies` career websites, placement agencies, and job boards.
Occupational Outlook Handbook  Published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
RRC Job Central  Red River College's own job posting web site.  Graduates and current students start your job search here!
Winnipeg Free Press   Job ads from
Workopolis  Workopolis is Canada's largest and most popular online job site. We've been helping Canadians find jobs and connecting employers with the high-quality candidates they need since 2000.  WowJobs provides the largest and most comprehensive job search in Canada by pulling postings from 6000 sources.  They find thousands of more job postings in Manitoba than some of the other search engine sites so students can definitely get something out of WowJobs. Unique features such as salary search, RSS feeds, email alerts, resume posting. 100% free to use.
Youth Employment Information  Government of Canada Youth Employment website.
Category: Maps
City of Winnipeg Transit Routes  Find Information About a Route (Route Map, Route Timetables, Locations Served)
Google Maps 
The Atlas of Canada 
The Canadian Atlas Online 
Category: Newspapers
Canada Newswire  Connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers.
CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)  Links to radio, Newsworld, and a wealth of current information.
National Post Online 
The Globe and Mail  Canadian and international news.
Winnipeg Free Press 
Category: Statistical Data
Census Manitoba (2011)  From the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics.
Census of Canada 
Census Profiles (2011) 
Census Winnipeg (2011)  By Wards and Neighbourhoods.
CIA World Fact Book  The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Population Reference Bureau (US Data)  Provides world population data.
Statistics Canada 
United States Census 
WHO Statistical Information System (World Health Organization) 
Category: Writing / Style Manuals
Citing Electronic Resources  Library of Congress
Citing Sources (APA, Chicago, MLA)reviews, electronic books, etc.   Describes how to cite a wide range of sources: journals, books, articles, encyclopedias, book
Grammar and Style Notes  By Jack Lynch: These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage. 
Guide to Grammar and Writing  Prepared by Professor of English/Humanities Charles Darling for English courses at Capital Community-Technical College and for the general online public.
OWL: Resources for Writers  By Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).
The Elements of Style By William Strunk Jr.  A classic reference for conscientious writers.