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World Trade Press Offers Free Access to E-Resources Until July 31st

World Trade Press is offering free access to several of their online reference resources to libraries across Ontario until July 31st in an effort to help them serve patrons electronically while physical libraries remain closed. Learn more about their reference resources (and where to access them) below. (All descriptions taken from the official World Trade Press website here).

AtoZ World Food™ is the world's largest and most comprehensive database of food and food culture for 174 countries. This proprietary database includes 884 food culture articles, 6,500 traditional recipes, 650 ingredient articles, historical timelines, glossaries, and 2,000 food quotes. Lavishly illustrated with 14,000 photos.

AtoZ Maps Online™ is a collection of 60,000 royalty-free maps that students and library patrons can download and print. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps. Also included are visual glossaries, geography games, extensive flag images, and teaching tools.

Lingo LITE™ helps you learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word or term in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.

AtoZ World Business™ contains 100 comprehensive country business guides covering more than 120 content modules each. Topics include business culture, business formation, investment climate, import process, export process, media outlets, advertising and marketing, seaports, taxation, security, plus many others.

AtoZ World Travel™ contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, health, security, language, maps, and lots more. (We currently have a subscription to this e-resource year round, available here.)

AtoZ Food America™ provides 7,000 recipes, 650 ingredient articles, vintage food labels and ads, historical what did they eat articles, how to make food videos, and more, AtoZ Food America is the world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. It features content and information found nowhere else combined with beautiful graphics and illustrations.

Global Road Warrior™ contains 174 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images.

Please check out these online reference resources for free up until July 31st, and if there's one in particular you think the library should consider subscribing to next year, please let us know at and we will take it into consideration when renewing our e-resource subscriptions!

Many thanks to World Trade Press for offering these resources as an extended trial to help libraries in Ontario serve their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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