Online Databases

Get books, full-text articles and research materials 24/7. Our databases are a great place to find trustworthy information.You will need to enter your library card number to access some of these databases from home.

 
  • Comics Plus
    Instant access to hundreds of comic books for free with your Library card.
  • EBSCOhost: eBooks
  • EBSCOhost: eAudio
    Access a collection of eBooks and eAudio from classic works to current bestsellers. Books in different subjects are also available including politics, business, science, philosophy and psychology.
  • Hoopla
    Provides free audio and e-books for download, as well as graphic novels and comics.
  • Literature Resource Centre
    Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. It includes more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
  • One Click Digital
    Enjoy eAudiobooks by popular Canadian authors.  
  • Novelist 
    Try books by similar authors and titles to ones you like and learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guide and Book Talks.
  • Ontario Library Service – powered by Overdrive
    Download digital ebooks and eAudiobooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device. This collection has over 2600 fiction and non-fiction titles, including juvenile and young adult titles. This is a project made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s $15 Million Investment in Public Libraries. Most Audiobooks are iPod® and Zune® compatible.
  • Sesame Street eBooks
    Read, Listen, Watch, and Play with Sesame Street eBooks! 
  • Tumblebooks
    Animated picture books online. Download free books and the free TumbleReader to enjoy e-books offline too. Includes some materials for high school students and adults.
  • TumbleBookCloudJunior 
    For grades 3 to 8, this is a collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, audio books, and graphic novels.
  • Zinio
    Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA)
    This collection provides in depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals.
  • Law Depot
    A great resource allowing you to print off and customize all sorts of legal documents, from wills, to lease agreements, to bill's of sale.
  • Lynda.com
    An online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

  • Advanced Reference Suite
    Advanced Reference Suite by World Book provides access to encyclopedia articles, primary reference sources, e-books, photos, videos, maps, and more.  This resource provides information for all ages.
  • Canadian Points of View
    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. 
  • Comics Plus
    Instant access to hundreds of comic books for free with your Library card.
  • CultureGrams
    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
  • eLibrary
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    This is a general interest database which allows you to search full-text magazines, newspapers, books, radio and television transcripts, as well as picture and map archives. Great for homework help!
  • eLibrary Elementary
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    Junior Library users will find eLibrary Elementary incredibly useful for any area of research.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    Explore the updated online Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Also includes Britannica for Kids.
  • Literature Resource Centre
    Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. It includes more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
  • Novelist K-8
    Try books by similar authors and titles to ones you like and learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guide and Book Talks.
  • 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.
  • STEM Village
    STEM Village is an interactive, online learning resource designed to improve and enhance skills in the areas of Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. Children are encouraged to learn and practice skills, while earning points that allow them to access rewards! The resource is based on the Ontario school curriculum and also provides course planning that lines up with future career paths. 
  • Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
    Provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases & conditions; drugs & alcohol; nutrition & fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality & sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more. Content in this database is aligned to Ontario curriculum standards.
  • Tumblebooks
    Animated picture books online. Download free books and the free TumbleReader to enjoy e-books offline too. Includes some materials for high school students and adults.
  • TumbleBookCloudJunior 
    For grades 3 to 8, this is a collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, audio books, and graphic novels.

  • Chilton Library
    This resource provides authoritative automotive repair information and it is based on the popular Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Find specifications on the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus specialty models.
  • Law Depot
    A great resource allowing you to print off and customize all sorts of legal documents from wills to lease agreements to bills of sale.
  • Lynda.com
    An online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

  • Career Cruising
    Career Cruising is a career resource designed for people of all ages. Includes French language interface.
  • Consumer Health Information - French
    Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content
  • Canadian Encyclopedia
    A bi-lingual national encyclopedia designed to provide reference material with a focus on Canadian history
  • Mango Languages 
    A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.
  • Ancestry® Library Edition
    Ancestry.ca has one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as record collections from Canada. NOTE: Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from the Library's public internet workstations.

  • Advanced Reference Suite
    Advanced Reference Suite by World Book provides access to encyclopedia articles, primary reference sources, e-books, photos, videos, maps, and more.  This resource provides information for all ages.
  • Canada in CONTEXT
    Canada in Context integrates the finest Gale references — like Worldmark Encyclopedia of Canadian Provinces, with current articles from The Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, and Maclean’s.
  • Canadian Encyclopedia
    A bi-lingual national encyclopedia designed to provide reference material with a focus on Canadian history.
  • Canadian Points of View
    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.
  • eLibrary
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    This is a general interest database which allows you to search full-text magazines, newspapers, books, radio and television transcripts, as well as picture and map archives. Great for homework help!
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    Explore the updated online Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Also includes Britannica for Kids.
  • Law Depot
    A great resource allowing you to print off and customize all sorts of legal documents, from wills, to lease agreements, to bill's of sale.
  • Consumer Health Complete and Multilingual Health
    Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content
  • Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
    Provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases & conditions; drugs & alcohol; nutrition & fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality & sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more. Content in this database is aligned to Ontario curriculum standards.

  • Mango Languages
    A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.

  • Consumer Reports 
    Get ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in many categories including vehicles.

  • Advanced Reference Suite
    Advanced Reference Suite by World Book provides access to encyclopedia articles, primary resources, e-books, photos, videos, maps, and more.  This resource provides information for all ages.
  • Ancestry® Library Edition
    Ancestry.ca has one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as record collections from Canada. NOTE: Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from the Library's public internet workstations.
  • Canada in CONTEXT
    Canada in Context integrates the finest Gale references — like Worldmark Encyclopedia of Canadian Provinces, with current articles from The Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, and Maclean’s.
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA)
    This collection provides in depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals.
  • Canadian Encyclopedia
    A bi-lingual national encyclopedia designed to provide reference material with a focus on Canadian history.
  • Canadian Points of View
    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.
  • Career Cruising
    Career Cruising is a career resource designed for people of all ages. Includes French language interface.
  • Chilton Library
    This resource provides authoritative automotive repair information and it is based on the popular Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Find specifications on the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus specialty models.
  • Comics Plus
    Instant access to hundreds of comic books for free with your Library card.
  • Consumer Health Complete and Consumer Health Information - French 
    Comprehensive resources for consumer-oriented health content in both English and French
  • Consumer Reports
    Get ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in many categories including vehicles.
  • CultureGrams
    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
  • EBSCOhost: eBooks
  • EBSCOhost:eAudio
    Access a collection of over 300,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks, from classic works to current bestsellers. Books in different subjects are also available including politics, business, science, philosophy and psychology.
  • eLibrary
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    This is a general interest database which allows you to search full-text magazines, newspapers, books, radio and television transcripts, as well as picture and map archives. Great for homework help!
  • eLibrary Elementary
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    Junior Library users will find eLibrary Elementary incredibly useful for any area of research.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
    In Library Use or At Home Use
    Explore the updated online Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. Also includes Britannica for Kids.
  • Government of Canada Job Bank Tool
    A free resource provided by the Government of Canada that tracks job postings, and average requirements for certain positions across the country.
  • Hoopla
    Provides free audio and e-books for download, as well as graphic novels and comics.
  • Law Depot
    A great resource allowing you to print off and customize all sorts of legal documents, from wills, to lease agreements, to bill's of sale.
  • Literature Resource Centre
    Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. It includes more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
  • Lynda.com
    An online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 
  • Mango Languages
    A language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.
  • Novelist and Novelist K-8
    Try books by similar authors and titles to ones you like and learn more about books and authors through Author Read-alikes, Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guide and Book Talks.
  • One Click Digital
    Enjoy eAudiobooks by popular Canadian authors.
  • Ontario Library Service – powered by Overdrive
    Download digital ebooks and eAudiobooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device. This collection has over 2600 fiction and non-fiction titles, including juvenile and young adult titles. This is a project made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s $15 Million Investment in Public Libraries. Most Audiobooks are iPod® and Zune® compatible
  • 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.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Builder
    A resume building tool offered for free by the Manitoba Government.
  • STEM Village
    STEM Village is an interactive, online learning resource designed to improve and enhance skills in the areas of Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. Children are encouraged to learn and practice skills, while earning points that allow them to access rewards! The resource is based on the Ontario school curriculum and also provides course planning that lines up with future career paths. 
  • Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers
    Provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases & conditions; drugs & alcohol; nutrition & fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality & sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more. Content in this database is aligned to Ontario curriculum standards.
  • Toronto Star - Pages of the Past Full page reproductions of the complete newspaper. Fully searchable. From 1894 to 2009.
  • Tumblebooks
    Animated picture books online. Download free books and the free TumbleReader to enjoy e-books offline too. Includes some materials for high school students and adults.
  • TumbleBookCloudJunior 
    For grades 3 to 8, this is a collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, audio books, and graphic novels.
  • Zinio
    Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.