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Search individual eContent items or search our catalogue to access articles from multiple resources at once: Academic OneFile (Gale), CBCA - Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (ProQuest), and EBSCO Premier Sources (Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, Consumer Health Complete).

AccessScience
AccessScience is the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with over 8,000 articles, definitions, biographies and current news articles for the world of science.
McGraw Hill
Ancestry Library Edition
A key resource for anyone doing genealogical or historical research, Ancestry Library Edition includes census information, vital records, immigration and military records, photos, maps, and gazetteers. Coverage with this resource includes Canada, the U.S., and the U.K, dating back in some instances to the early 13th century.
Ancestry Library Edition is only accessible from library branches.
ProQuest
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Auto Repair Center

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles for vehicles from 1954 onwards. New repair procedures, Techincal Service Bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

More Info | EBSCO
Canadian Business Online
Downloadable directory information on more than 1.5 million Canadian businesses, primarily in the wholesale, retail and manufacturing sectors. Great for Small Business Entrepreneur market research and sales prospecting.
Canadian | Anaca
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre provides information on 100 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers, with an overview (objective, background, description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics include the environment, human rights, race, substance abuse and many more.
Canadian | How-to-Video | EBSCO
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Canadian Reference Centre

This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies, and an image collection containing more than one million photos, maps and flags. The collection includes images from Canadian Press.

Canadian | EBSCOhost
Career Cruising
Career Cruising is an interactive career guide and portfolio tool providing world class assessments, intuitive career exploration, comprehensive education planning, an innovative employment guide & job search tool, and engaging career portfolio development. Login to make career and education plans, prepare your resume, or find a job.
Anaca
Comics Plus Library Edition

ComicsPlus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any web-connected device. Database was recently upgraded and updated (October 19, 2015).  Current users will need to create a new account.  Customers with current Zinio or Indieflix accounts can use this same password.  Exciting news: starting in Early 2016 more than 85,000 DC Comics titles will be added to ComicsPlus over several months!

More Info | Recorded Books
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is the single most 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, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer Health with French
Containing the latest evidenced-based health information, Multilingual Health Databases provide hundreds of reports for the most common health topics in both English and French. Each language is served by its own dedicated database featuring expertly translated full-text content to ensure accuracy of information. In addition, all aspects of the search experience (e.g., browsing, help, and interface features) are presented in the same language as the content for greater accessibility.
EBSCO
ConsumerReports.Org
Whether looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
 
More Info | EBSCO
Digital Literacy
Digital Literacy activities guide students to safely use real-world Web sites and software to create unique user-generated content including: podcasts, multimedia presentations, digital business plans, and dynamic articles. Aligned to Common Core, AASL, and ISTE standards, Digital Literacy will give your students 21st-century skills and help them become savvy Digital Citizens!
More Info | ROSEN
eBook Quick Tips

With a library card you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive, Tumble Books and EBSCOhost.

New
Explora Primary School

Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.

EBSCOhost
Freegal

Freegal is a music downloading and streaming service that provides access to thousands of artists and thousands of songs and music videos across many genres, newer music and older classics. Each customer is allowed 5 song downloads per week. The songs are downloaded as DRM-free MP3s that can be played on any device. Music videos are downloaded as DRM-free MP4 and count as 2 downloads.  Once downloaded, the songs are the yours to keep with no restrictions.

New! You can now stream 5 hours of music per day.  Create your own playlist or stream from a Freegal playlist!

More Info | LibraryIdeas
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library contains both encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These textbooks might once have only been accessible in the library as a reference tool, but are now readily available online from any computer!
Gale
Halton Community Services Database

Search the Halton Community Services Database online from your home or office 24/7.

Canadian | Halton Information Providers
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Hoopla

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music and more 24/7 with your library card.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital streaming service.

 

Mobile App | More Info | CVS Midwest Tape
InstantFlix
With InstantFlix get unlimited access to over 7,500 award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries from more than 50 different countries, including the best from film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca.
InstantFlix is brought to you by the same people who provide Zinio digital magazines and Comics Plus. You can access all three online resources under a single user account. So, sign up just once to use all three!
More Info | Recorded Books
LearningExpress Library Canada
LearningExpress Library Canada is an online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students of all ages succeed in areas of computer courses, career preparation, math, science, reading/writing and in taking standard tests and entrance exams. This is the resource for help with Computer and Internet Basics, Microsoft Office software, Photoshop, Windows, Mac OS and other computer software. Also you will find TOEFL tests, TOEIC, SAT and the Canadian Citizenship tests in this database. This resource includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results.
Canadian | More Info | Learning Express
LibraryPress
Provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-colour, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes nearly 1,000 U.S. and international titles, including most major Canadian publications. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.
Canadian | More Info | ProQuest
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Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

EBSCOhost
Literature Criticism Online
Literature Criticism Online contains the cross-searchable full text of all volumes of Contemporary Literary Criticism and Shakespearean Criticism from the first publication to present.
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MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

EBSCOhost
National Film Board Campus
The NFB's online media tool where you now have online access to films, interactive projects and easy to use tools that allow you to explore and view NFB content here at the Library.
Canadian | NFB
National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic Kids will take you on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space!   Includes National Geographic Kids Magazine from February 2009 to the present, 200 National Geographic Kids books and 500 downloadable images.

More Info | Gale
NoveList K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus was developed by librarians and school media specialists, and is easy to use! Just type in an author, title or key words, or browse the database by age group, and you'll access a rich collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads book lists and more. You'll also find professional resources such as Grab-and-Go Book Lists--vetted lists of high-interest titles on a variety of curriculum-based topics and segmented by grade level. Use BookTalks to generate enthusiasm about reading, or peruse the Curricular Connections to find resources to help lead kids to books.
NoveList Plus
With information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and with feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, Recommended Reads and more, NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource.
OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital offers digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books that is unavailable elsewhere, from all major publishers.  Now available audiobooks from The Great Courses! Listen to some of the world's most engaging professors and their profound insights on a variety of subjects. Also available is a collection of classic ebooks.  Mobile apps are available for both Apple and Android devices.

More Info | Recorded Books
Online Book Clubs
Online Book Clubs]Sign up for any one of the 8 available online book clubs and begin receiving daily excerpts from a different book each week. Each day we’ll send you a 5-minute excerpt and by the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters! New books are featured each week--starting Monday.
Dear Reader
Online Book Clubs Forum
Members of our Online Book Clubs can discuss the titles they're reading with other members.
Dear Reader
OverDrive
Provides Burlington customers with access to the largest collection of new eBooks and audiobooks imaginable—available FREE from the library’s website for browsing, check out, and downloading, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. OverDrive eBooks are compatible with thousands of different devices, making it the most compatible library download service available.
More Info | OverDrive
PebbleGo
PebbleGo is the award winning K-3 database for reading and research, featuring two distinct databases for Kindergarten to grade 3 students: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space. Both databases feature built in reading and research tools, and are expertly leveled for emerging readers. Audio supports navigation, and all articles include narrated text and highlighting.
EduRef
PowerKnowledge Science Suite

PowerKnowledge Science Suite online resources are specifically designed for students in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum based content, PowerKnowledge science databases promote digital literacy and 21st century learning skills while offering research, reports and homework help. Learn with the help of books, videos and games! 

PowerKnowledge is 3 databases in 1, Life Science, Earth & Space Science and Physical Science. Switch from one database to the next in the top left hand corner.

More Info | ROSEN
Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high-resolution videos of American SignLanguage (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.
More Info | Recorded Books
Teen CyberSmarts
Check out our ebooks on online gaming, online security, social networking and more. All For Teens!
ROSEN
Teen Health & Wellness
Teen Health & Wellness provides curricular support and self‐help on topics including diseases, drugs & alcohol, nutrition, mental and emotional health, cyber literacy, family life, sexuality and more. All content is reviewed by leading professionals across fields including medicine, mental health, nutrition, substances abuse prevention, guidance and career counselling.
ROSEN
Transparent Language Online
Research-based and experience-driven, Transparent Language Online is a language-learning program for libraries and their patrons that provides an effective, fun, and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. Available in over 80 languages. Mobile apps available for both iPhone and Android users Look for the Byki Community Edition, it's free!
More Info | Recorded Books
Tumble Book Library
TumbleBook Library is an interactive database for children to follow along as their favourite books come to life with graphics and sound in English, French, and Spanish!
Canadian | Tumble
Universal Class
Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.
More Info | Recorded Books
Zinio
No more placing holds on your favorite magazines. Now Fully digital with unlimited access available from BPL… all viewable on your computer, tablet or mobile device! Titles from Car and Driver to Cosmopolitan to Chirp! Over 70 titles to choose from!
More Info | Recorded Books