Databases & Resources
Full List of Databases and Resources
Available for in-library use only. Ancestry Library Edition delivers over 4 billion records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.
AudioBookCloud:Your Online Audio Library is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books.
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.
This database contains resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers. This database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop anaylytical thinking skills.
This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies, and an image collection containing more than one million photos, maps and flags. The collection includes images from Canadian Press.
The most comprehensive database for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Explore a world of creativity with Creativebug, an exciting resource with thousands of online art and craft classes, all available for free. Access a diverse collection videos covering a wide range of creative tops like knitting, crochet, deisgn, paper crafts, sewing, illustration, and much more.
As the only online reference site created specifically for libraries, Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that your patrons need.
Free, ad-free and registration free G1 practice tests. Unlimited use, no registration required. What’s included? This online Driver Education program contains the following ON-specific information: G1 practice tests for cars, M1 practice test for motorcycles, G1 test simulator (cars), M1 test simulator (motorcycle), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ MTO-related questions!
Gale Courses offers hundreds of courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month.
LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning inudstry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. It’s accessible 24/7 and you can learn at your own pace.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction AND readable nonfiction titles, and also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. All of this rich editorial content is crafted by librarians and reading authorities who are experts in the field — making NoveList Plus the premier readers’ advisory resource.
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database with both fiction AND NONFICTION titles chosen specifically to support the school curriculum as well as the pleasure reading needs of students.
PebbleGo, the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research, offers two specific databases for early readers. With hundreds of topics and content areas, PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space will entice the youngest of readers to explore and learn independently.
Containing full-text for nearly 100 of the most popular children’s magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically to help elementary school libraries. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, food, fitness, space exploration, and more. The database also includes a collection of more than 1.2 million images of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.
Steps to Justice is a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. It gives comprehensive information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Teen Book Cloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school students. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.