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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BUSINESS AND CAREERS

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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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Business and Careers eBooks

Full-text of encyclopedias and other books pertaining to business,including business plans handbooks, and careers.

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Canadian Business OnlineCanadian Content icon

Downloadable directory information on more than 1.5 million Canadian businesses, primarily in the wholesale, retail and manufacturing sectors. Great for market research and sales prospecting.

Canadian Periodical Index QuarterlyCanadian Content icon

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

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Dear Reader (Online Book Club)

Sign up for any one of the 11 available online book clubs and begin receiving daily excerpts from a different book each week. This service has been made possible with the help of the Sprott Foundation.

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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.

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 Community Services DatabaseCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Search for local community services by subject, keyword or organization name.

Halton Historical and Newspaper RecordsCanadian Content iconopen access icon

You can search all online Oakville/Halton databases at once! This service takes you to over 500,000 records for Halton region. Included are: Births, Marriages and Deaths, Census, Cemetery, Land Records, Surrogate Court Records, Military Records, Business Directories, Photographs, Newspaper Articles, Books, Documents and Maps. The information is drawn from over 20 local databases.

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Libraries On The Go

A growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive available for listening or reading on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. To use the service on a mobile device, download the OverDrive app from your device’s app store. Have an Android (4.0 or higher) or Apple device (iOS 9 or higher)? Try the new Libby app – click here to learn more.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning platform featuring thousands of online courses taught by industry experts. With over 4,600 courses available to OPL cardholders, the opportunities for upgrading skills are endless. Courses include 3D printing, business, photography, coding, Microsoft Excel and many more.

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NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com provides access to the news articles from the New York Times newspaper on any computer, smartphone, or tablet with an internet connection. NYTimes.com is offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese. *Note: when you open this link, you will be directed to redeem a code. Once you redeem a code and create a NYTimes account, you will have access for 72 hours. Once those 72 hours have elapsed, simply click on the link to redeem a new code.

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Oakville Business DirectoryCanadian Content iconopen access icon

An online business directory hosted by the Town of Oakville and other surrounding communities detailing company name, address, contact information, industry classification and number of employees.



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