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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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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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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.

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Gale eBooks

Downloadable reference eBooks and encyclopedias available 24/7 on a vast array of topics including biographies, business, history, medicine, science and social science.

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Halton Community Services DatabaseCanadian Content iconopen access icon

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

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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MedlinePlusopen access icon

Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.



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