Gale Academic OneFile provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals. Most of the journal articles are peer reviewed.
Agriculture Collection provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. The database provides access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Britannica Library for Children delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. This includes a rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Business and Company ASAP provides information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images
BizPaL is jointly managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels. Provinces, territories and hundreds of municipalities have collaborated together to provide you with the permits and licences that may be required to start and grow your business.
This site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how Canada came to be a country. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn more about Confederation.
Career Cruising is a career resource designed for people of all ages. Features include: assessments to find careers that suit your interests, hundreds of up-to-date detailed occupational profiles, educational requirements for different occupations, various guides that will help you in your job search, and the ability to search job postings from thousands of job boards.
Play games, watch videos, explore!
Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.
Note: The User Name for your ComicsPlus account will be the same as your Zinio, InstantFlix, or LawDepot account and the User Name will be the email you used when the account was created.
Community Care Access Centres help you find the care you need in your home and in the community.
This version of The Canadian Encyclopedia, released in enhanced digital interactive form in October 2013, represents the latest incarnation of a project with a unique history. Since the first edition arrived in 1985, Canadians have held a claim few others can make: we have our own national encyclopedia. The idea of covering all branches of knowledge or aspects of a subject in one body of work dates back to 1728 in England. However, a bilingual national edition produced by, for and about the people of a single country, charting its events, culture, history and landscape, remains rare.
CLEO provides an extensive collection of legal resources and publications on a wide range of topics, in a variety of language. CLEO has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. The materila focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language.
Registration at the Adult Information Desk is required to access this database but, with a username and password, you can access over 60,000 eBooks including literary classics and criticisms, computer science, business and history. There are also over 2,000 French Language and 1,500 Spanish Language titles available. Learn more about the library's download guides.
Download and enjoy free mp3 music from Sony Entertainment's music catalogue: thousands of titles are available. All the songs are free and you can keep them forever (DRM-free). Freegal has Apple and Android apps - download them here.
Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both our existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.
With new full-text proprietary content from trusted sources such as Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today's young learners. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!
This web site explores just a few themes that characterize some Canadian heroes. It cannot present more than a small sampling of many outstanding personalities who have inspired and enriched the national character.
But the creation of Canadian identity is a dynamic process to which we all contribute. We invite visitors to take a look at this brief overview of some of Canada's heroes and to record the names of their own Canadian heroes and to tell us why they merit recognition.
InMyLanguage.org provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario.
Legal Documents, Forms and Contracts that you can print or download and customize in minutes. Note that these forms should not be used to replace legal advice.
LearningExpress Library Edition provides eLearning solutions for personal, academic and workplace success. Practice tests are available over 100 different skills, including the Canadian Citizenship practice test.
Little Pim’s award-winning language program for kids makes it fun and easy for children ages 6 months to 6 years to learn a second language. With 10 languages to choose from, our proprietary method teaches your child 360 words and phrases. We live in an increasingly global world where learning a second language can give your child many advantages. Invest in their future…A little language goes a long way.
Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it's no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraires.
MasterFILE Complete offers an extensive collection of the popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
[Powered by OverDrive Digital Library Reserve] Download digital Audiobooks anytime and then transfer them to your portable device! Access 2,300-plus digital Audiobooks remotely or in the Library, download titles to your computer/laptop or the Library's Download Station, then transfer them to your iPOD, MP3 player or other audio device to enjoy hearing them at your leisure; requires a valid APL card barcode and PIN. (Brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Culture through the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North). Need help getting started? Check out our Download Guides page.
Facts, fun stuff and more from Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines!
Play, explore and read with PBS Kids!
Choose from over 6,500 eAudiobooks including hundreds of populary Children's, Young Adult and Canadiana titles. The eAudiobook titles are multi-access use so there’s no waiting for holds. There are also over 300 popular eBook titles. OneClickdigital has Apple and Android apps - download them here.
Information on the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator and retirement planning.
You can understand more about Canadian culture and heritage today by understanding who some of Canadians' ancestors are, and how they settled Canada. When and why did people choose to come to Canada? How did they interact with the communities of people, both Aboriginal and immigrant, already living here? What traditions and beliefs did these different communities bring and share? This website showcases just some of the pictures and other documents that are part of Library and Archives Canada's collection.
Small Business Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies and success stories.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. This resource offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
Multilingual video for introduction to library services
Step-by-step information about legal problems. Reliable, practical and easy to understand.
The Toronto Star's Pages of the Past is a digitized version of The Toronto Star from 1894. It is searchable by keyword or date.
Valid library card required.
Online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Also includes chapter books and nonfiction readers with narration and highlighting options.
Choose from fun stuff for ages 2-5 or for 11 years and under, and off you go!
TechBoomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet. The website has over 100 free courses on many different types of websites and apps.
The ILC offers distance education courses designed for independent study. The courses meet the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education and count towards a Secondary School Deploma. ILC courses are delivered using an independent study model which can: enrol in a course at any time of the year; study anytime and anywhere; work at your own pace; and have qualified Ontario certified ILC teachers available to help by email or by phone. The cost is nominal and usually about $40.00 per course for qualified students.
Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals
The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.
The redesigned Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool. The site offers World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.
Written for younger readers who are native French speakers and older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers access to thousands of encyclopedia articles, dictionary entries photos, illustrations, and maps. / Rédigée à l’intention de lecteurs plus jeunes dont le français est la langue maternelle, ainsi que d’élèves plus âgés et d’adultes pour qui le français est une langue seconde. Offre un accès à des milliers d’articles d’encyclopédie, d’unités lexicales, de photos, d’illustrations et de cartes.
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.
APL members now have online access to more than 50 popular magazines, through Zinio an online magazine database. Enjoy titles such as The Economist, Shape, National Geographic and more. Subscribe today (for free) to this amazing and convenient magazine service. Need help getting started? Check out our Download Guides page.
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