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Academic OneFile Library Card Required.

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.

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Activity Corner Library Card Required.

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.

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Agriculture Collection Library Card Required.

Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. Topics span from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

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Business Collection

Coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

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ChiltonLibrary.com Library Card Required.

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.

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Computer Science Library Card Required.

Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

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Criminal Justice Collection Library Card Required.

Includes journal articles suitable for users studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security.

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DigitalLearn

Use a computer to do almost anything!  Tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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Diversity Studies Collection Library Card Required.

Includes journal articles that explore cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. Suitable for students in social science, history, and liberal arts.

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Dramatic Learning Library Card Required.

By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues and providing teaching tools to apply these materials in the classroom, Dramatic Learning can help students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and internalize content.

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Early World of Learning Library Card Required.

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.

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eBooks

Our largest eBook collection. Includes current and popular fiction and nonfiction, as well as audiobooks and videos.




Economics and Theory Online Learning Library Card Required.

Useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

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Encyclopædia Universalis Library Card Required.

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.

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Fine Arts Collection Library Card Required.

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.

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Gale in Context: Biography Library Card Required.

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.

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Gale in Context: Elementary Library Card Required.

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

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Gale Literature Library Card Required.

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.

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General OneFile Library Card Required.

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.

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Glassdoor Canada

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.

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Goldfish Language School

Learn English or French using visual and audio exercises and tests. These online courses are designed for beginner to advanced speakers for English or French and include modules to prepare for TOEFL and IELTS English-language tests.

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Home Improvement Collection Library Card Required.

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.

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Hospitality and Tourism Library Card Required.

Current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

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Information Science Library Card Required.

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.

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Insurance & Liability eCollection Library Card Required.

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.

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Little PIM Library Card Required.

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.

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LunauWeb

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.

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Markham Public Library Catalogue

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.


MasterFILE Elite Library Card Required.

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.

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Military and Intelligence Database Library Card Required.

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.

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Niche Academy

Tutorials that teach people how to use library e-Resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.

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NoveList Plus K-8 Library Card Required.

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.

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Ontario eLaws Library Card Required.

This site provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations.

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Ontario Government Documents Library Card Required.

Access more than 32,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library. Search by document title, author, subject, year or ministry.

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Pop Culture Studies Library Card Required.

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.

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RBDigital Kids Library Card Required.

A large collection of current issues of popular magazines covering news, business, entertainment, fashion, and more. Available for download to your computer, tablet, or mobile device. 

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Reference Group Library Card Required.

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.

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Religion and Philosophy Collection Library Card Required.

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.

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Science Collection Library Card Required.

A collection of over 200 journals providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.

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Science Power Library Card Required.

An engaging and visually rich supplemental science site for the upper elementary students. With interactive multimedia, trackable lesson reviews and assessments, Science Power is ideal for use in the classroom or at home for homework help.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center Library Card Required.

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.

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Universalis Junior Library Card Required.

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.

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Vocations & Careers Collection Library Card Required.

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.

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World Book Advanced Library Card Required.

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.

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World Book Discover Library Card Required.

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.

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World Book Kids Library Card Required.

Offers simple navigation, easy-to-understand articles, rich media, and hundreds of interactive games, activities, and teaching materials for elementary school students.

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World Book Online Library Card Required.

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.

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World Book Student Library Card Required.

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.

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World Book Timelines Library Card Required.

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.

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