Online Articles and Research
Use our electronic collections of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, eBooks, audiobooks, research reports, images and multimedia to research any topic. To gain access to these resources, you'll need your Oakville Public Library card (14 digit barcode with no spaces) and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number)..
An online collection of over 1000 streaming audiobooks. Aimed at students from kindergarten to high school, the collection includes full-length unabridged classics, fiction and non-fiction books as well as children's and teen titles.
La Bibliothèque de référence virtuelle est une source d'information thématique et fiable particulièrement axée sur les contenus canadien et ontarien.
Full-text reference works of biographical information.
Reference, periodical, primary source and multimedia resources geared toward Canadian students and educators. Canadian curriculum standards with correlated content, a popular topics picklist and essays on Canadian topics are included. Formerly called Student Resource Centre Canadian Edition.
Complete text and multimedia of the Canadian Encyclopedia courtesy of Historica. Also includes the Youth Encyclopedia of Canada and the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Historical information on Canada's inhabitants and their culture courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. Biographical information is provided for persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
Current and historical data from Statistics Canada's CANSIM and Census databases, specially designed for use by the educational community.
Digital library providing access to over 1,410,000 pages of Canada's printed heritage (full collection only available from inside the library).
Interactive resource for preschoolers, children in early grades and young ESL students to build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and reading fluency. Includes stories, games and encyclopedic content.
Freegal is a free downloadable music service with over 3 million songs from the Sony music catalogue (which includes over 10,000 record labels). Freegal allows every Oakville Public Library customer to download up to five songs per week – and these songs never expire. Freegal is available on personal computers, Android mobile devices, and Apple mobile devices. The free Freegal app is available to download on iTunes and the Google Play Store.
Search for local community services by subject, keyword or organization name.
Full-text encyclopedias suitable for junior and middle school students on topics including animals, biomes, countries of the world and their customs and how things are made.
Beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can find age-appropriate information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
A growing collection of more than 3300+ downloadable audiobooks and 4650+ eBooks from OverDrive available for listening or reading on your computer, MP3 player, eReader, iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Android smartphones or tablets, BlackBerry smartphones, or Windows Phone 7. To use the service on a mobile device, download the OverDrive Media Console app from iTunes, Android Market, BlackBerry App World or Windows Phone Marketplace.
An online language learning system for ages 0-6. While aimed at children, older kids and anyone new to one of the available languages could benefit from this resource.
Streaming access from any computer, anytime, anywhere for more than 79,000 discs and 1 million tracks of classical, jazz, blues, relaxation, world and contemporary music, as well as spoken word and folk tales, with more than 1,000 CDs added each month. This resource may also be accessed using the Naxos Music Library app.
Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title.
A non-fiction resource for kids from Kindergarten to grade three. Students can search for information about animals and earth and space; they can then read or listen to the text. Videos, maps and sound go along with the text. Support for pronunciation and definitions is provided making this an excellent ESL tool too.
Interactive eBooks for children; follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French, and Spanish. If you have an iPad, look for the “iPad Books” link found in Story Books, Read-Alongs and Non-Fiction Books.
An online collection of over 600 titles for middle school and high school students. This collection contains Young Adult/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, Young Adult/Teen audiobooks , graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.
An online collection for young readers of over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8. This collection contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos, many of which are paired with eBooks.
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