Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources, with extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
Thousands of projects suitable for the classroom and library. Find activity instructions that relate to a specific holiday theme, cost range, time to complete, and more.
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. Topics span from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
This popular genealogical collection covers Canada, USA and the UK, including census, vital, church, court, voter, and immigration records.
BookFlix is a digital resource that provides pairings of animated storybooks with related non-fiction e-book titles targeting children from pre-school to Grade 3. Early readers can engage in interactive activities that help them strengthen vocabulary and comprehension skills, as well as develop real-world knowledge.
To access BookFlix, users need to have a device connected to the internet (e.g. desktop/laptop computer, phone or tablet). The recommended browsers to access BookFlix are: Chrome (all devices), Safari (Apple products) and Edge (Microsoft).
Brainfuse HelpNow offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing support for all ages. Students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs.
Brainfuse JobNow is a comprehensive online resource designed for people looking for new jobs and career-related assistance. JobNow offers a wide range of career-related assistance in various formats, covering topics such as resume writing, building up interview skills, learning new skills for a job, and so on. Users can also use the live career coaching services to get instantaneous assistance from career coaches through chat, audio or video conferencing, or screen-sharing.
You will need a library card to access JobNow.
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Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects in Canada.
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
CISCO Networking Academy is a global eLearning platform that offers selfpaced programs related to technology skills and concepts that can help advance your career. Sign up if you don’t have an account.
Scholarly information on advertising, public relations, linguistics, literature and writing.
Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
The magazine you’ve always trusted for unbiased, independent consumer information is now available online with up-to-date ratings and reviews. Included is a Build and Buy service for new cars.
Provides the most-requested Canadian reference information available including full-text articles from over 500 Canadian periodicals, a bilingual interface and coverage of a broad range of subjects related to Canada.
Includes journal articles suitable for users studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.
Includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Use a computer to do almost anything! Tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
Includes journal articles that explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. Suitable for students in social science, history, and liberal arts.
An online resource for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades. Offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach early childhood themes. Provides leveled readers to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
Our largest eBook collection. Includes current and popular fiction and nonfiction, as well as audiobooks and videos.
Through a single search, you can discover and access magazines, full-text articles, and eBooks from multiple research databases.
Fiction, non-fiction and reference eBooks and journals available for online viewing and downloading. Includes Cliffs Notes.
Useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.
Perfect for educating future teachers and administrators, this resource covers the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.
An ideal beginner's Spanish-language reference tool. Read-aloud is now available in Spanish.
L'Encyclopædia Universalis est une encyclopédie française renommée, les articles sont écrits par des spécialistes du domaine. French-language general encyclopedia published by Encyclopedia Britannica.
Provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories for entrepreneurs and business students alike.
Faded Page is an archive of eBooks that are provided completely free to everyone.
Covers scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. It emphasizes full-text content for publications included in the Wilson Art Index and RILM bibliography.
Current issues of popular magazines including Forbes, Scientific American, Food & Wine, TIME, People and more.
A collection of digitized documents detailing colonial life in America, Africa, and Australasia by European settlers from 1650 - 1920.
Get ready for your G1 test with these practice tests based on the Ontario Driver’s Handbook. For official information about driver’s licenses and tests please visit the Ministry’s website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/
A wealth of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research on virtually every subject. Gale eBooks has ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech) allowing text to be read aloud to users and downloaded in MP3 format.
Biographical information on people from all eras and fields. Users can search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates & places, or gender.
Targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content
Unlock information in literary analysis, biographies on authors, critical articles, and primary sources. This resource also contains a wealth of literary works including full-text poems, poetry citations, short stories, speeches, and plays.
Includes journals with content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. Provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.
Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, technology, current events, education, environmental issues, health care, literature and art, law, politics, science, sports, etc. Articles can be translated into 8 different languages. Updated daily.
A career resource with information on over 300,000 companies - including company salaries, reviews, and interview questions posted anonymously by employees themselves. You can search and apply directly to over 15 million jobs.
Topics covered include architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.
hoopla is a digital media service offering movies, music, comics, eBooks, eAudiobooks and TV shows to stream in your web browser or enjoy offline on your mobile device. The content is always available without waitlists.
Current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.
This collection, comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information for this fast-moving field. Information professionals and other knowledge workers – from the research specialist to the information architect – will find appropriate and useful information in their areas of expertise, including such topics as information infrastructure, data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more.
Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, comprised of nearly 40 journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to 30,000+ critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites.
Kanopy Kids is a diverse collection of educational and entertaining content that range across movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action, and animated favorites.
Offers World Book's excellent editorial content and rich media in French. Includes a French visual dictionary that helps readers identify word meanings and build vocabulary
Offers balanced coverage for any professional educator or user interested in professional development.
The Learning HUB offers online skills upgrading courses that can improve reading, writing, math, and computer skills to help you prepare for new employment or advance your career.
For primary grade to adult learners, each Learning Center offers specialized practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses for school, including professional examinations, curriculum resources by grade, the Canadian Citizenship exam, and guided help through popular software applications.
An online resource to teach your child a foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian). Suitable for kids, babies, and toddlers.
Lunauweb is a digital archive of images and documents named in honour of John Lunau, a local historian who dedicated his life toward the conservation of Markham’s heritage. The database includes his papers and a number of other historical documents including photos, deeds, letters, the diary and poetry of George Bruce and notes regarding the history of local churches and cemeteries. Also included in Lunauweb is the Unionville Historical Society Papers and the Weaver Photography Collection, a collection of historical photographs by Alf Weaver documenting Thornhill’s transition from a rural to suburban community.
An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. The online learning system is so easy to use you'll see incredible results after just one lesson. Covers 14 ESL Languages and 22 Foreign Languages.
Search through tens of thousands of eBooks, books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays using title, author and general keyword searching, as well as basic and advanced browsing capabilities.
Full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas, general interest topics include business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags.
A collection of over 500 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies and the structure of armed forces.
Morningstar gives you access to investment information through a trusted platform. Find information on companies, funds, ETFs, Markets, and build your online portfolio. Morningstar provides a tutorial center to show you how to use site, as well as reading suggestions, a glossary, and lessons to get you started with investing basics.
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Tutorials that teach people how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.
Helps you find new books based on books you’ve read or topics in which you are interested. Search using title, author or detailed book descriptions; Finds selections with matching subject headings.
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus is a great tool for young readers.
Content covers all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.
This site provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations.
Access more than 32,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library. Search by document title, author, subject, year or ministry.
Provides digital access for everyone to over 200 open textbooks. Free textbooks are provided by eCampusOntario, funded by the Government of Ontario.
A downloadable collection of audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and video, including popular and classic fiction and non-fiction.
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OverDrive Kids eReading room is a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience just for kids. This appealing and user-friendly page contains the library’s digital collection such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level.
Covers the fields of fitness and sports. Topics include proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.
Provides useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
Provides unlimited access to over 5000 newspaper and magazine titles, from more than 100 countries, in over 60 languages. Publications are offered in full-colour, full-page format, just like reading the print version. The Globe & Mail is only available for download onsite at the library.
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Contains full-text periodicals to provide users with a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time.
Access to 1500 full-text popular magazines published in mainland China. Users can choose to view in traditional or simple characters.
Provides information on US businesses, Canadian businesses and Canadian households. Searchable by name, phone number, location, business type, sales volume, employee size, ticker symbol, SIC/NAICS code, etc.
Users of this collection can research different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives. The Religion & Philosophy eCollection is perfect to fill gaps in coverage of this under-served area. Two hundred and fifty subject-appropriate full-text periodicals are included.
A collection of over 200 journals providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
Current information on all aspects of small business ownership and management.
An online tool providing users with step-by-step repair instructions for small engines such as snow throwers, mowers, diesel engines, generators, personal water craft and other outdoor power equipment.
Learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications.
An online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school students. It offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.
Information for teens on topics including diseases & conditions; drugs & alcohol; nutrition & fitness; and sexual health.
Collection of full length streaming audiobooks that you can listen to from any computer with an internet connection.
Animated, talking versions of your favourite picture books. In addition to books, this interactive site includes games, puzzles and more!
BiblioEnfants est une collection en ligne de livres d'images animés et parlants qui apprendront aux jeunes enfants les joies de la lecture dans un format qu'ils aimeront.
Curriculum-aligned resources and lessons for Grade 1-12. It provides straight-forward, engaging, free resources to support at-home learning.
Udemy is a learning platform that offers a wide range of courses in the fields of business and technology, plus courses on other topics such as crafts, hobbies and personal finance. Major categories of courses include Cloud Computing, Data Science, Development, IT Operations, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Personal Development, and Project Management and Operations. Courses on Udemy are video-based and provide a certificate of completion upon successful completion of each course.
Universal Class offers more than 500 online continuing education courses for personal and professional learning. Classes are self-paced and led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress.
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Universalis Junior est une encyclopédie en ligne entièrement en français spécialement conçue pour les enfants et pour les jeunes adolescents. French-language encyclopedia designed for children and young adults.
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
A collection of full-text periodicals that provides insight into conflicts and their multiple causes. Suitable for students in history, social science and current events.
In addition to the entire World Book Encyclopedia, this site features primary source documents, computer tutorials, government resources, etc. A power reference tool for advanced research and information seekers.
Offers engaging reference resources for students with unique needs, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. This collection includes reference content, English text-to-speech capabilities, translation tools, and interactive video, etc.
Over 2500 highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.
Offers simple navigation, easy-to-understand articles, rich media, and hundreds of interactive games, activities, and teaching materials for elementary school students.
An online version of the popular encyclopedia with specialized sites for every level of researcher from elementary to advanced with added multimedia and multilingual features.
Contains content and features designed for school-age students to meet their research needs. It's a collection of age-appropriate science fair projects, a biography centre, virtual tours, video showcases, links to links to current events, newspapers and more.
Offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines covering various time periods in history or spanning the life of historical public figures. Users may also create their own timeline.
A curriculum-aligned learning tool that provides drills and courses on topics in science and social studies. Ideal for homework help for upper elementary students.
Covers current thought and events in world history as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Suitable for both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.