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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ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND REFERENCE

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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.

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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 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.

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.

Consumer Reports

Free access to Consumer Reports' ratings, recommendations, recalls, safety alerts, user reviews and blogs on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance and more.

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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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Encyclopedia Britannica

Online version of the complete encyclopedia, including video clips.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Universalis Junior French Encyclopedia Online

French language encyclopedia for native French speakers, bilingual students, or anyone learning French.

Encyclopedia Britannica – Kids

Provides separate search capabilities for elementary and middle school students and includes interactive exercises and activities, as well as links to magazine articles and clips.

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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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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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Travel Guide eBooks

144 downloadable current travel eBooks from DK Eyewitness Travel available 24/7. Individual chapters may be downloaded as a PDF file for use on your computer, eReader or mobile device. This resource may also be accessed using the AccessMyLibrary app.



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