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Gale Academic OneFile provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals. Most of the journal articles are peer reviewed.

AccessScience delivers the latest content of McGraw-Hill titles such as Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms as well as the full-text articles, biographies, and more.

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.

Over a million biographies from the world of business, science, literature, history, etc., using resources such as Gale’s Contemporary Authors; Encyclopedia of World Biography, Notable Scientists, Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television and Contemporary Musicians. Also available are full-text articles from Time, < Newsweek as well as other publications.
Britannica Online delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. This included 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 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 database contains full text articles from over 190 popular Canadian magazines, and 97 newspapers including the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen.

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.

This resource provides authoritative automotive repair information and it is based on the popular Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. This resource contains thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

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.

ConsumerReports.org features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.
Use this database to find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, and Canadian biographies.

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.

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.

Aurora Public Library's eAudiobooks on EBSCOhost collection includes classics and non-fiction downloadables.

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.

eLibrary retrieves full-text and multimedia reference material, accessing more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts - plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.

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.

Gale Courses offers hundreds of free, college level 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. There are over 300 different courses available at no cost to you!
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers 200 APL selected eBooks covering topics such as the arts, business, environment, history, literature, science and multicultural studies.
General Onefile provides full text access to thousands of academic journals, magazines and newspapers some dating back 25 years.
The Globe and Mail - Proquest Historical Newspaper is a digitized version of The Globe and Mail from 1844. It is searchable by keyword and date.
Health and Wellness Resource Center provides medical reference materials. It includes health/medical journals, pamphlets and general interest publications in addition to Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
Integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Access thousands of movies, television shows and audiobooks available for mobile and online access with hoopla digital. Enjoy up to five downloads a month using your valid adult (14+) APL card!
Stream 1000s of award winning independent films, whenever and wherever you want! If you have a Zinio account for emagazines, you will need to use the same email and password. NOTE: At this time there is not a free APP available to libraries.

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.

Students, law school faculty and legal researchers will all find the legal publications they need in LegalTrac®. Drawing on a wide variety of the most highly regarded legal publications, LegalTrac® provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac® is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac® also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. It includes more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

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 allows fiction readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles they will likely be interested in.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints covers the hottest current events topics such as capital punishment, narcotics control, bioethics, etc.: the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors.

[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.

ReferenceCanada and ReferenceUSA allow you to search every Canadian or American business, compile marketing or supplier lists and locate potential employers. A search by type of business, location, number of employees, or sales volume takes seconds and supplies you with reliable information on virtually every company in Canada and includes names of owners and senior executives. You can also access a comprehensive directory of Canadian and American households.
Information about Canadian agencies and companies in manufacturing, government, financial and educational sectors. Search by product, type, location etc.

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.

This is the official site of the Canadian Securities Administrators or CSA and provides the public access to all documents that Canadian public companies and investment funds are statutorily required to file including Annual Reports and Prospectuses.

Links business services provided by the Government of Ontario.

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.

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.

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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