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)..

Browse Databases By Name


GENEALOGY, LOCAL HISTORY AND COMMUNITY

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Ancestry Library EditionCanadian Content icon

A fabulous resource for anyone doing genealogical or historical research. ALE offers 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and other international collections that continue to grow. Records include census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more with some information dating back to the early 13th century. Accessible only from within the library.

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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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FamilySearch.orgopen access icon

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy community in the world and provides free access to records containing over four billion names from across the globe. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints works with a multitude of partners to fulfill their mission to “help people connect with their ancestors through easy access to historical records

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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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Oakville Beaver and other Oakville NewspapersCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Browse or search local newspapers, including the Oakville Beaver, Daily Journal Record and many others.

Oakville EventsCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Oakville events listings presented in 1-week-at-a-glance calendar views.

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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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