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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KIDS

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AudioBookCloud

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.

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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.

Biography eBooks

Full-text reference works of biographical information.

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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.

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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 – 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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Halton Community Services DatabaseCanadian Content iconopen access icon

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

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is a digital media service that offers instant streaming and downloadable television shows, movies, audiobooks, and music. Cardholders may borrow 5 items per month.

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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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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.

Little Pim

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.

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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.

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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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.

TumbleBookCloud JuniorCanadian Content icon

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.

TVO Kids GamesCanadian Content iconopen access icon

TVO Kids provides educational content that helps children develop the skills they need to be successful in school and in life. Games are built on the subjects of Puzzles + Words, Math + Science, Health + Sports, and Art + Music.

TVO Kids: Reading RangersCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Stream episodes of Reading Rangers from TVO Kids - a show that excites young readers about the written word and the love of reading.

TVO Kids: Science MaxCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Stream Science Max, a TVO Kids show that takes science experiments to a whole new level.



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