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Ancestry Library Edition Canadian content
An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names. Includes census, vital, church, court, immigration records and more. International coverage including Canada.
A to Z World Food
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. Learn how make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe! Browse or search by map, country, recipe, ingredient, dietary options and more. Print and share recipes with others or create your own account to store your recipes.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Get learning support from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Chat live with online tutors, create study aids, and take practice tests.
Access resume writing, Microsoft Office Essential Skills, Canadian Citizenship practice tests and more in the Adult Learning Centre.
Gale Courses
Choose from 350+ highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Choose a course, click Enroll Now and follow the prompts. It's that easy to get started!
G1 Practice Tests Canadian content
Provides G1 practice tests for anyone that is preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.
Note: This is not an official G1 test website, please visit the Ministry of Transportation website for more information about licenses and driving tests.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre
Find new projects and introduce yourself to new hobbies! Browse Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Electronics & Games, Home & Leisure, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, Outdoors & Nature, Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts.
Transparent Languages
Learn a new language the quick and easy way! Choose from over 100+ languages including a number of English and French as a second language options. Get instruction for listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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1. Fundamentals of Technical Writing

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6. Introduction to Interior Design

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8. Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

9. Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019

10. Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer