Research

Browse A-Z list of Databases

The Library is pleased to provide access to several information databases for your use in the Library, from home or anywhere you access the Internet. To access these databases, you will need to enter the 14 digit library card number.

Ancestry Online
ancestryGenealogy research tool gives access to over 1 billion names, 3000 databases and primary resources. Covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. English and French content.

Access Online (Must be inside the library to access online)

 

Bibliotheque de Reference Virtuelle
Explorez l’Ontario, présent, passé et futur, à travers des photographies historiques, des cartes, des livres numérisés, vidéos et messages de blog.
Access Online

 

Canadian Encyclopedia
History, politics, arts, science & more: the Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students & public.
Access Online

 

Explora Canada
exploraDesigned to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

accessonline

 

Explora Children
exploraExplora is a premier search experience for kids and students! Explora has topic overviews, research starters, and an easy-to-use search interface to make learning and research for projects easy and fun!

accessonline

 

Canadian Reference Centre™
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Featuring essays published specifically for Canadian Points of View.
Access Online

 

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.
Access Online

 

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre
Hobbies & Crafts Reference This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.
accessonline

 

MasterFile Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines ie Consumer Reports, reference books and primary source documents.
accessonline

 

National Jukebox
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
accessonline

 

NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction and non fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next? Find your next read by author, title, subject, or genre.
accessonline

 

NoveList Plus K-8  
NoveList Plus K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction and non fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read. For young readers.
accessonline

 

NoveList French Interface
NoveList is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList answers the question: What should I read next? Find your next read by author, title, subject, or genre.
accessonline

 

Our Ontario
ourontarioFind digital images, text, audio and videos about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada via a single search portal. English and French content.
accessonline

 

 G1 Practice Tests
 A company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the official ON driver’s handbook materials.

accessonline