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E-Pubs

Government of Canada - StatisticsAccess to selected Statistics Canada titles.

Service Canada

Service Canada LogoService Canada is the Government of Canada’s new, easy-to-access, one-stop service delivery network that brings the range of federal services together to meet the individual needs of Canadians wherever they live.

Service Ontario

Service Ontario Logo

ServiceOntario is now making it easy for you to access the information, services and resources you need, when and how you need them. Whether you’re getting married, starting a business or want to learn more about your workplace or industry, it’s all here.

Chilton Auto Repair Library

Contains Chilton auto repair information and drawings on most domestic and import vehicles dating as far back as 1940.

CNIB Library Partners Program: Reading. Reimagined!

The CNIB Library collection is available to any person who has trouble reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability. Register today for access to more than 80,000 books, newspapers, magazines and movies in alternative formats.

The CNIB Library offers many ways to read:
• Audio, e-text, braille & other formats
• Accessible books, newspapers & magazines
• Material for all ages and interests
• Summer Reading Club for children
• Accessible online services – read or do research on the web
• Material in English or French

For more information: www.cnib.ca/librarypartners
Register today: www.cnib.ca/selfregistration

INFOntario

INFOntario LogoINFO is the virtual bibliographic catalogues and Interlibrary Loan System of Ontario public libraries in partnership with Ontario Library Service-North and Southern Ontario Library Service with support from the Ministry of Culture.

Patrons can browse this catalogue of books available to order but will have to come into the library to actually request us to order them.

Literature Resource Centre

Literature Resource CentreFind up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.  The optional MLA International Bibliography module adds citations for hundreds of thousands of books, articles and dissertations from 1926 to the present, linked to full text where available.  You can also have a look at the Literary-Historical timeline to find out what major historical events may have influenced an author.

NoveList

NoveListNovelist is a database chock full of reading suggestions. With Novelist, you can:

  • find reading suggestions for kids or adults.
  • find “read-a-likes” based on appeal factors
  • search for favorite authors, genres, subject areas
  • find plot summaries for your favorite books.
  • get resources to help you facilitate book discussion groups.
  • get recommendations from reading experts.

OverDrive

OverDrive Media Centre LogoFree downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are now available from the Terrace Bay Public Library! This service allows you to check out and download audiobooks and ebooks anytime, anywhere. Offering popular fiction and non-fiction, our “Virtual Branch” has over 2600 titles, covering a wide range of genres and including juvenile and young adult titles.

Britannica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre

Hobbies & Crafts Reference CentreHobbies & Crafts Reference Centre offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World, and many more.

Specifically, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre includes:

  • full text for more than 1,500 magazines and books,
  • access to more than 720 videos,
  • more than 160 hobby profiles,
  • more than 3,000 recipes from various health organizations, and
  • a unique, dedicated user interface.

Multilingual Health Databases

Multilingual Health Databases
Multilingual Health Database (French) provides translated full-text articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. These multilingual health database articles include full color illustrations, and links to the English version for easy reference.

Ontario Health Care Options

Ontarians can now find health care close to home with the click of a
mouse.

For the first time, information about local health services is available
in a single place: www.ontario.ca/healthcareoptions. Using this site, people
can find the nearest walk-in and after-hours clinics, urgent care centres,
family health teams, general practitioners and emergency rooms by typing in
their postal codes.

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & WellnessThe award-winning and critically acclaimed database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

You Just Got Laid Off – Now What?

Eluta

Eluta is a search engine that specializes in finding new job announcements at employers across Canada.

Along the Shore Line

Check out our digital archive collection of Along the Shore Line.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition LogoThe Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases and has unparalleled coverage of not just Canada but in UK, US, France, Australia, Italy, Australia, Germany & Sweden, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.  Access Ancestry @ Your Library.

Northwestern Ontario Archives

Come experience the vivid history of Ontario’s frontier northland through the photos, writings and creations of the people who carved a life out of this rugged and beautiful country.

Ontario Time Machine

An online learning site for Grade 7 and 8 students of Ontario history and their teachers; the site was just awarded the Ontario Minister of Culture Award for Innovation (Large Library Category).  A joint project of the Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston Frontenac Public Library systems, it showcases a selection of some 30 books from Ontario’s early days.  The books are presented in a fun format – readers can actually turn the virtual pages!

Our Ontario

OurOntario.caOne stop access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada.

Discover all facets of Ontario life and culture –- people, places, events and objects. Find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media – our history, business and scientific heritage @ your fingertips.

Wiping the Slate Clean: Ground Zero in Lake Superior

Professional Geoscientist Mark Smyk has shared his guidebook on the Slate Islands for all to view.

Homework Help (K-8)

Britannica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Red logo with silhouette of maple leaf
Authoritative information on Canada and its people.

 

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

 

Significant figures in Canadian history from 1000 to 1930.

 

Our Ontario

OurOntario.caOne stop access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada.

Discover all facets of Ontario life and culture –- people, places, events and objects. Find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media – our history, business and scientific heritage @ your fingertips.

Services for Youth

Services for Youth CanadaLearn about Canada, including industry, currency, history, monuments, and more.

World Book Kids

World Book KidsThe premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

Key features:

  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals.
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.

Fact Monster

Fact MonsterFind quick facts in this packed site of atlas, almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia.

Ontario Time Machine

An online learning site for Grade 7 and 8 students of Ontario history and their teachers; the site was just awarded the Ontario Minister of Culture Award for Innovation (Large Library Category).  A joint project of the Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston Frontenac Public Library systems, it showcases a selection of some 30 books from Ontario’s early days.  The books are presented in a fun format – readers can actually turn the virtual pages!

OverDrive

OverDrive Media Centre LogoFree downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are now available from the Terrace Bay Public Library! This service allows you to check out and download audiobooks and ebooks anytime, anywhere. Offering popular fiction and non-fiction, our “Virtual Branch” has over 2600 titles, covering a wide range of genres and including juvenile and young adult titles.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Red logo with silhouette of maple leaf
Authoritative information on Canada and its people.

 

Fact Monster

Fact MonsterFind quick facts in this packed site of atlas, almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia.

World Book Kids

World Book KidsThe premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

Key features:

  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals.
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

CBC Archives

CBC Digital Archives has an extensive amount of content from Radio and Television, covering a wide range of topics.

Our Ontario

OurOntario.caOne stop access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada.

Discover all facets of Ontario life and culture –- people, places, events and objects. Find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media – our history, business and scientific heritage @ your fingertips.

World Book Kids

World Book KidsThe premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

Key features:

  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals.
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Multilingual Health Databases

Multilingual Health Databases
Multilingual Health Database (French) provides translated full-text articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. These multilingual health database articles include full color illustrations, and links to the English version for easy reference.

World Book Kids

World Book KidsThe premier reference website developed especially for young students. It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

Key features:

  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals.
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests.
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.

Academic Research (Grade 9 & up)

E-Pubs

Government of Canada - StatisticsAccess to selected Statistics Canada titles.

Service Canada

Service Canada LogoService Canada is the Government of Canada’s new, easy-to-access, one-stop service delivery network that brings the range of federal services together to meet the individual needs of Canadians wherever they live.

Service Ontario

Service Ontario Logo

ServiceOntario is now making it easy for you to access the information, services and resources you need, when and how you need them. Whether you’re getting married, starting a business or want to learn more about your workplace or industry, it’s all here.

Services for Youth

Services for Youth CanadaLearn about Canada, including industry, currency, history, monuments, and more.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Dictionary of Canadian BiographySignificant figures in Canadian history from 1000 to 1930.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Red logo with silhouette of maple leaf
Authoritative information on Canada and its people.

 

World Book Online

World Book OnlineWorld Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. World Book Online resources are available anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Along the Shore Line

Check out our digital archive collection of Along the Shore Line.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Northwestern Ontario Archives

Come experience the vivid history of Ontario’s frontier northland through the photos, writings and creations of the people who carved a life out of this rugged and beautiful country.

Our Ontario

OurOntario.caOne stop access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada.

Discover all facets of Ontario life and culture –- people, places, events and objects. Find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media – our history, business and scientific heritage @ your fingertips.

Services for Youth

Services for Youth CanadaLearn about Canada, including industry, currency, history, monuments, and more.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

World Book Online

World Book OnlineWorld Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. World Book Online resources are available anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Multilingual Health Databases

Multilingual Health Databases
Multilingual Health Database (French) provides translated full-text articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. These multilingual health database articles include full color illustrations, and links to the English version for easy reference.

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & WellnessThe award-winning and critically acclaimed database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

World Book Online

World Book OnlineWorld Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. World Book Online resources are available anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Brittanica Library

Choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images, and videos.

Britannica Children is for students in grades K-5.
Britannica Young Adults is for students in grades 6-8.
Britannica Reference Center is for high school and adult researchers.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Multilingual Health Databases

Multilingual Health Databases
Multilingual Health Database (French) provides translated full-text articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner. These multilingual health database articles include full color illustrations, and links to the English version for easy reference.

World Book Online

World Book OnlineWorld Book Online helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level. World Book Online resources are available anytime, anywhere—at school and at home.

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Our Ontario

OurOntario.caOne stop access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada.

Discover all facets of Ontario life and culture –- people, places, events and objects. Find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media – our history, business and scientific heritage @ your fingertips.

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & WellnessThe award-winning and critically acclaimed database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

E-Pubs

Government of Canada - StatisticsAccess to selected Statistics Canada titles.

Service Canada

Service Canada LogoService Canada is the Government of Canada’s new, easy-to-access, one-stop service delivery network that brings the range of federal services together to meet the individual needs of Canadians wherever they live.

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