Research Tools

Our research tools are great for homework, essays, personal research, and hobbies. Access all of these (except Ancestry Library Edition) from home, work, or on the go.

 Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry library edition logoFind your ancestors by digging through census, birth, marriage and death records, directories, passenger lists, immigration records, maps and more from Canada, the USA and the UK. 

Ancestry is available in-library only.

 Canadian Points of View
Candian points of view iconProvides students with multiple sides of current issues. For each key topic there is an objective background, argument, opposing argument, and critical thinking guide. Content comes from political magazines, newspapers, news transcripts, primary sources and reference books as well as essays published specifically for this resource.
 Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete iconThis resources offers easily understood information from medical encyclopedias, reference books, magazine articles, evidence-based reports, fact sheets, and pamphlets. It also includes drug and herb information, alternative sources, images and diagrams, and videos and animations.
 Early World of Learning
early world of learning iconA fantastic early literacy tool with three learning environments. Stories, games, and videos teach critical early childhood themes including numbers, shapes, colours, opposites, and more. Leveled readers help develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. A richly visual first encyclopedia captivates early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them.
 General OneFile
General OneFire iconA one-stop source for Canadian and international news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Nearly 10,200 titles covering 1980 to the present.
 Mango Languages
Mango languages iconAn online language learning system that teaches practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages. It's fast, easy and available anywhere you get online. There are more than 60 languages available, including English as a second language.
 NoveList Plus
Novelist plus iconFind your next great read. With information on more than 180,000 fiction and non-fiction titles for all ages, and book reviews from Publishers Weekly and more, you will have no trouble finding a book for pleasure reading or for your next school assignment.
 NoveList K-8 Plus
Novelist k-8 plus iconNoveList K-8 will help kids find the books they want to read. With more than 70,000 titles to choose from, the recommended reading and book lists are handy when searching for what to read next.
STEM Village

STEM Village logoNEW for students! Boost your science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills with STEM Village. This fun and educational site is based on the Ontario curriculum and uses a variety of other websites, games, and activities to help you keep up in these important subjects. When you're ready, complete the unit quiz to move on to the next level.

To get started, parents need to create an account for their student(s).

 Tumblebook Library
Tumblebook library iconeBooks for kids in grades K to 6. An online collection of animated and talking picture books, including favourites such as The Paper Bag Princess and fairy tales.
 World Book
 
 World Book Advanced
World Book Advanced, with a newly redesigned interface to make searches of all World Book content quick and easy.
 World Book Online for Kids
World Book Online for Kids, a general reference site developed especially for younger users.
 World Book Online Info Finder
World Book Online Info Finder, the full content of the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia, plus additional articles, pictures, maps, videos, and sounds.
 World Book Online Reference Center
World Book Online Reference Center, with encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, and a vast collection of primary source documents.
 Living Green
Living Green (Grades 5-10), packed with information about environmental issues and green living practices. Covers Pollution, Forests and Wetlands, Green Transportation, Green Buildings, and much more.
 Early Peoples
Early Peoples (Grades 3-10), with information about the origins and rise of early civilizations such as the ancient Greeks and the Maori of new Zealand. Includes role of women, daily life and customs, religion and holidays, arts and crafts, and much more.
 Inventions and Discoveries
Inventions and Discoveries (Grades 3-9), where you can learn about the invention of everything from the steam engine to the toothbrush. Includes sections on Agriculture, Architecture and Engineering, The Arts, Astronomy, Communication, Economics, Industry and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medicine, Personal and Household Items, Transportation, and Warfare
 Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning (Pre-K to grade 2)
A fantastic early literacy tool with three learning environments. Stories, games, and videos teach critical early childhood themes including numbers, shapes, colours, opposites, and more. Leveled readers help develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills. A richly visual first encyclopedia captivates early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them

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