Gale Academic OneFile provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals. Most of the journal articles are peer reviewed.
Browse the latest content of definitive McGraw-Hill reference titles such as Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, as well as full-text articles, biographies, and more. Ideal for STEM students!
Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.
This resource includes over 8 billion searchable names from hundreds of reliable sources.
New! For the first time ever, Ancestry Library Edition is now available remotely, to use from home. Researching your family tree is a fun project to do while you shelter-in-place!
The world's largest resource for global food, culture, and recipes lets you travel the world from the comfort of your own kitchen. With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
Community-based legal clinic for low-income senior citizens.
Search the largest provincial archive in Canada, with unique and multi-faceted records dating back to the 16th century up to the present.
Aurora Seniors' Association provides services for residents of Aurora and non-residents, 55 years of age and older. Membership includes services and programs at the Aurora Seniors Centre as well as tours and excursions.
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.
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.
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Provides articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, and Canadian biographies.
Support services for businesses available through the Government of Canada.
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.
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.
This quarterly magazine connects diverse ethnic communities using one voice and language (easy-to-understand English) by providing free information, advice, entertainment, and encouragement to new immigrants.
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CHATS offers a full range of home care and community programs that meet the changing needs of more than 7,600 York Region and South Simcoe seniors and caregivers each year.
Welcome to the online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), a major research and publishing project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval that was launched in 1959. Its purpose was and is to provide a reference work of Canadian biography to “compete with or even surpass works of a similar character produced elsewhere.” We invite you to visit us frequently to view the new biographies that we post online each week, as well as updated biographies. And we suggest that you explore the thematic groups of biographies we have prepared for you.
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. Contact us to get registered today!
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Covers all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory & practice. Browse business and trade publications as well as select international, U.S. and regional news sources.
Please note that some course content, especially in relation to legal and tax requirements, is focused on United States.
The perfect educational product for today's young learners! Reliable, age-appropriate information on topics aligned with school curriculum, with an easy-to-use design. Helps kids gain comfort with database searching and school research projects.
Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. Access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
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
Perfect for genealogy, primary source research and more, this Proquest database provides a digitized version of The Globe and Mail from 1844, searchable by keyword or date.
Everything you need to know about moving to and settling in Ontario, including free settlement services by the government of Ontario.
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Home and Community Care integrated health network helps connect you to the care you need here in York & South Simcoe region.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy.
The ICDL's goal is to provide free ebooks for children from around the world, from past times and from today, in many languages.
Quickly and easily customize, download and print your own legal documents, forms and contracts in minutes! This premium service offers DIY legal documents that conform to Canadian and provincial legislation, completely free-of-charge with your APL library card. Note: 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.
LinkedIn Learning includes over 13,000 expert-led video courses that help you develop business, technology, and creative skills. Once a course is complete, you receive a certificate that you have the option of adding to your LinkedIn profile.
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 new language! With 10 languages to choose from, Little Pim's exclusive method will teach your child 360 words and phrases. Language learning has been shown to increase communication skills and brain integration in children. A little language goes a long way!
Search the Library & Archives Canada, including their extensive resources for geneology and family history.
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.
Offers an extensive collection of popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject of general interest.
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Trusted dictionary resource, since 1828.
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.
Navigate the network of available human services and programs in your community, such as income support, newcomer support, homelessness, mental health and addictions, employment training, family services, and health care, quickly and easily.
Ontario Ancestors, the official website of the Ontario Geneological Society.
Facts, fun stuff and more from Chirp, Chickadee and Owl magazines!
Search over 2000 full-text sources including magazines, newspapers, books, and media transcripts available in the eLibrary resource, as well as the ProQuest Historical Newspaper's The Toronto Star from 1894 and The Globe and Mail from 1844.
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ComicsPlus, offered through the York-Simcoe Library Consortium, brings unlimited access to full-color digital editions of some of the top graphic novel and comic brands, such as Marvel, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, and Cartoon Network. Note: Your User Name will be the same as your RBdigital Magazines or LawDepot account and is the email address you used when the account was created.
Available any time! RBdigital allows multiple checkouts at the same time, so there's never any waiting for holds.
Browse popular and current full-color digital magazines, such as Country Living, Family Handyman, Hello!, GQ, Rolling Stone and dozens more. You can even set up your favorite titles to download automatically when a new issue is released! There are also over 300 eBook titles and 7,500 eAudiobooks titles, including children's, YA and Canadiana classics, as well as bestselling authors like David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson and Nora Roberts. This convenient and amazing service is available on your desktop or as an app (see RBdigital OneClick below) completely free-of-charge to APL cardholders.
Information on the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security pension and related benefits, the Canadian retirement income calculator, and retirement planning.
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.
Driver's licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates, and other services provided by the Ontario government.
You can understand more about Canadian culture and heritage today by understanding when and why people chose to immigrate to Canada, how they interacted with communities already here, and the traditions and beliefs they brought with them. This website showcases just some of the pictures and other documents in the Library and Archives Canada's collection.
Formerly known as "Pages of the Past", this ProQuest database provides a digitized version of The Toronto Star from 1894, searchable by keyword or date.
Animated, talking story books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! Always available, unlimited use, with your APL library card. Also includes titles in French and Spanish, chapter books and nonfiction readers with narration and sentence highlighting options, puzzles and games that encourage reading comprehension, and National Geographic educational videos.
Find information about Town of Aurora Council and General Committee meetings, including links to the calendar, agenda and live stream of meetings.
Choose Preschool or School Age and dive in to explore fun and games with TVOkids' amazing educational shows!
Browse and search the National Archives of the USA online, including many digitized original documents.
Intended for ages 3-6, this is the premier online resource for preschool and early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning offers rich videos, games, stories and activities designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum or at-home learning fun!
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 Welcome Center provides services to guide and support immigrants, such as settlement and integration services, English language training, accreditation and qualification information, employment supports and more.
Provides information from the Region of York about care and housing options that are available for seniors.
Information on York Region Transit's mobility on-request services (formerly YRT Mobility Plus).
Moving to a new country or region can be an exciting but stressful process. York Region offers information and support around arriving, settling in, registering for school, finding work, and accessing health care.