Online Articles & 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)..

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ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

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Academic OneFileCanadian Content icon

Millions of 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. Updated daily. This resource may also be accessed using the AccessMyLibrary app.

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Bibliothèque de Référence VirtuelleCanadian Content icon

La Bibliothèque de référence virtuelle est une source d'information thématique et fiable particulièrement axée sur les contenus canadien et ontarien.

BrowseAloud Plus

BrowseAloud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience.

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Canadian Encyclopedia OnlineCanadian Content iconopen access icon

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.

Canadian Periodical Index QuarterlyCanadian Content icon

Many full-text Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected articles from the Globe & Mail

Canadiana Discovery PortalCanadian Content iconopen access icon

More than 60 million pages of centuries of Canadian history from 30 different library, museum and archive collections.

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineCanadian Content iconopen access icon

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.

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Educators 200

Covers the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs for educating future teachers and administrators.

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Frontier Life

Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary sources including material from the Hudson Bay Archives and the Glenbow Archives. It is designed to enrich teaching and research, examining settlement, existence and interactions at the edge of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Downloadable reference eBooks and encyclopedias available 24/7 on a vast array of topics including biographies, business, history, medicine, science and social science.This resource may also be accessed using the AccessMyLibrary app.

Google Arts & Cultureopen access icon

Google Arts & Culture features content from over 1000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.

Government of Canada PublicationsCanadian Content iconopen access icon

An extensive variety of Government of Canada and Statistics Canada publications are indexed on this site. Over 70,000 full-text electronic documents are freely accessible, with 500+ new titles added monthly.

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Halton Health Information Centre OnlineCanadian Content iconopen access icon

The Halton Health Information Centre Online is a complement to the service that the new patient and family Health Information Centre (HIC) offers at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. The HIC offers a trusted alternative to ‘Dr. Google’, supporting those seeking information about their health, their healthcare pathway, or the health of a loved one. They even have an Ask a Librarian program if you are looking for detailed medical information!

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Khan Academyopen access icon

Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard are available to help students learn math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

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Library & Archives Canada Electronic CollectionCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Consists of Canadian websites, books and periodicals published online that either originated in Canada or are of interest to Canadians. The collection includes more than 20,000 titles and more than 75,000 serial issues published by both the commercial and government publishing sectors.

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Naxos Music LibraryCanadian Content icon

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.

NovelistCanadian Content icon

Comprehensive resource for those seeking new fiction titles.

Novelist K8Canadian Content icon

Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction title.

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Scitableopen access icon

Serving students and the general public interested in science, Scitable is a free online teaching and learning portal from the publishers of the journal “Nature”. Scitable offers a diverse collection of basic and applied science articles for the general public, science eBooks, topic based forums and opportunities for students of all ages to network in a collaborative environment online.

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The TumbleBook LibraryCanadian Content icon

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.

TumbleBookCloudCanadian Content icon

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.

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Virtual Reference LibraryCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Developed and managed with resources from the Toronto Public Library, the Virtual Reference Library (VRL) provides free access to digital material of historical importance to Ontario and Canada. The VRL is a unique and vast digital collection of high quality images including Ontario maps, fire insurance plans and views of towns and cities over time, culled from the Library's collection and dating back to the 1880s.



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