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


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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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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Biography eBooks

Full-text reference works of biographical information.

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Environment eBooks

Full-text of encyclopedias and other reference works relating to the environment, including topics such as pollution and alternative energy.

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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 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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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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Science & Technology eBooks

Encyclopedias and other reference works on science and technology.

Sociology & Psychology eBooks

Encyclopedias and other reference works pertaining to society and the science of mind and behaviour.

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TechBoomersopen access icon

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use popular and trusted websites like Facebook, Netflix, Groupon, Airbnb, and many more!

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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