Online databases can be accessed in public libraries as well as on this web site from any computer with Internet access. The service is free, but you must have a library card in order to access it. To connect, enter the last nine digits of your library card number.
General Interest Resources
Full-text access to Canadian newspapers. There is a 24 hour delay for full text access to Daily Gleaner, Telegraph-Journal and Times & Transcript articles. Some French content.
The Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers & newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. Some French content.
Text-to-speech support gives users the option of listening to a synthesized voice reading the text of Canadian Reference Centre entries. This feature only functions with English language content.
Eureka.cc provides access to the electronic versions of many noteworthy newspapers and periodicals including such French language titles as L’Acadie Nouvelle, L’Actualité, Le Devoir, Le Droit and La Presse. Some English content.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides primary source material from the nineteenth century. It includes works in Western languages, such as French and English, as well as non-Western languages. The interface is in English.
The Cochrane Library contains reviews on the effectiveness of a wide-range of healthcare treatments. The resource also includes clinical trials, assessments and evaluations. Only available in English.
Containing the latest evidenced-based health information and hundreds of reports for the most common health topics, Consumer Health Complete provides reliable health care information in English.
Career Cruising is an online career exploration and portfolio development system. Career Cruising's content is Canada specific and includes detailed profiles for careers, comprehensive post-secondary education information, and personal assessments.
Gale Business Plans Handbook is a collection of business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. The handbook also includes a business plan template. Only available in English.
Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on the repair and maintenance of vehicles from most major manufacturers. Only available in English.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides repair guides for all manner of small engines (chain saws, motorcycles, mowers, etc.). Only available in English.
Universalis Junior is an online encyclopedia specially designed for children and young teenagers. The resources and the interface are only available in French.