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Database List


Auto Repair Reference Center

  • Contains the complete automotive repair manuals that were originally published in the Chilton Total Car Care Series
  • Includes more than 150 easy-to-read, illustrated auto repair manuals on all auto repair procedures for about 26,000 vehicles
  • Approximately 70,000 Technical Service Bulletins
  • 100,000 wiring diagrams
  • Over 150,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs
  • Labor time guide, estimates, and much more
Books, Reading, and Literacy


  • Provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles
  • Comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers
  • With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList will help you to answer the question of what to read next

Global Books in Print

  • Complete record of in print and forth coming books
  • Contains over 1.7 million books, annotations from publishers and full text book reviews
Business and Careers

Canadian Business and Current Affairs

  • Access to 600 full text titles
  • The nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database
  • Over 4.5 million records and more than 1,665 titles
Children and Student Resources

Novelist K-8

  • A fiction database designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle schools


  • Real-time reporting and updates on progress and content mastery for each registered youth
  • Practice with quizzes and tests to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Take notes and make flashcards to make studying and reviewing easier
  • Review detailed solutions to every completed practice question
  • Access Solaro on the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
  • Engage in discussions with peers
  • All learning content is age appropriate and aligned with regional standards

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

  • Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year
  • Search an internet directory that includes more than 300,000 links to websites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors

General Reference Center

  • General interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface; from magazines, reference books, and newspapers
  • Find articles on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more
History and Geneology

Ancestry Library Edition *Internal Library Use Only*

    • 128 million searchable Canadian family history records
    • Exclusive online access to the complete and fully indexed Censuses of Canada from 1851 to 1916
    • Access to the Drouin Collection - the complete set of French-Canadian vital records from 1621 to 1947
    • Access to the Ontario and British Columbia vital records from as early as 1813
    • Access to the U.S./Canada Border Crossings from 1895 to 1956
    • Access to 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe, 100 countries and millions of family trees
    • The world's largest online family history resource
Language Learning


  • Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style.
Magazines and Newspapers

Library PressDisplay

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  • Provides online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-colour, full-page format
  • Collection includes over 980 titles
  • Readers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices
  • Provides a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches within any issue


  • The world's largest digital newsstand
  • Offers thousands of complete digital magazines
  • Interactive audio and video
  • Available on your computer or mobile device using the Zinio app
Video, Music, Audio and Electronic Books

OverDrive Digital Collection

  • Aufiobooks and eBooks are available in virtually all subjects


  • A collection of animate, talking picture books
  • Fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation)
  • Tumble Puzzles & Games



  • Browse, borrow, and enjoy digital video, music, and audiobooks - for free!
Science and Technology

Access Science

    • More than 8500 articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology
    • 115,000 -Plus definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
    • 3000 biographies of well-known scientific figures
    • 18,000 -plus downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics
    • Engaging videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists
    • Suggestions for further study and additional readings guide users to deeper understanding and research
    • Links to citable literature through DOIs help users continue their research using primary sources of information
    • Interactive citation generator saves time and effort when preparing papers
    • Curriculum maps tied to core content save time for educators
Social Science and Education

Learning Express Library

    • Achieve your educational and career goals. Choose from of the options below and get started. Registration will be required to begin using the services.
    • Adult Learning Center
    • Citizenship, TOIEC and TOEFL Center
    • College Preperation Center
    • College Center
    • GED Test Prep Center
    • Career Center
    • Computer and Internet Basics Center
    • Popular Software Skills Center
    • School Center
    • Recursos Para Hispanohablantes