A-Z Resources


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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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).

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Brainfuse JobNow Library Card Required.

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.

Live career coaching is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

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Business Collection Library Card Required.

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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CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index) Library Card Required.

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.

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

EBSCO Discovery Service Library Card Required.

Through a single search, you can discover and access magazines, full-text articles, and eBooks from multiple research databases.

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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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Educators 200 Library Card Required.

Perfect for educating future teachers and administrators, this resource covers the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.

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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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Fiero Code Online Learning Library Card Required.

Fiero Code is an online platform where kids (ages 8-18) can learn computer programming skills in a self-paced format, incorporating interactive learning activities. No prior knowledge of coding is necessary in order to enjoy the benefits of Fiero Code. Beginners can learn fundamentals of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL, and block-based coding. Fiero Code makes learning how to code a fun and enjoyable experience for all users.

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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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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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hoopla Movies & TV Music Library Card Required.

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. Users are provided with 10 borrow credits monthly and reset at the start of every calendar month. Unused credits do not carry forward to the next month. Each BingePass requires 1 borrow credit.

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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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Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to 30,000+ critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites. Users are provided with 30 tickets to watch videos from Kanopy. Tickets are replenished at the start of every calendar month and do not get carried over to the next month.


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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 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

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

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Ontario Government Documents

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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Open Textbook Library

Provides digital access for everyone to over 200 open textbooks at the post-secondary level. Free textbooks are provided by eCampusOntario, funded by the Government of Ontario.

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OverDrive eAudiobooks eBooks Movies & TV Library Card Required.

A downloadable collection of audiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines, including popular and classic fiction and non-fiction.

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Amazon Fire app

As well as the thousands of titles available at Markham Public Library, you can also use your library card to borrow from these partner libraries:

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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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Reference Solutions 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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Small Engine Repair Reference Source 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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Udemy Library Card Required.

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.

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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 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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