Learning about online research

Research & General Interest Databases

Your library subscribes to a number of resources filled with exceptional content not freely available online. Whether you are conducting research for personal or educational purposes, start exploring these resources. You'll be surprised at what you discover!

When you are accessing these databases from outside the library you may be prompted to enter your library barcode. Databases marked by a Canadian flag Canadian content contain substantial Canadian content.

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Ancestry Library Edition Access Available Outside the Library For a Limited Time 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.
Academic OneFile
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.
Britannica Online
Whether it's frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that you need.
Early Canadiana Online Canadian content
Access the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents. This rich collection of early Canadian print heritage features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the first half of the 20th Century.
Explore Canadiana Online for the full collection of titles in 47 different languages, including in 14 Indigenous languages.
Canadian Reference Centre [Mobile Devices] Canadian content
Provides full text for over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. From Alive, Futurist to Vegetarian Today; Canadian Living to Harrowsmith Country Living; Consumer Reports, Maclean's to Profit.
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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
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.
Héritage Canadian content
Access a vast and unique collection for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists which chronicles the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s. Featured collections including genealogy, aboriginal history, government documents, military history and landmark papers.
Page and document level searching is available when used in-library. Ad-free in-library only.