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).

A to Z World Travel

The world is full of awe-inspiring places, and AtoZ World Travel can help you reach them. For travellers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive  travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

More Info | World Trade Press
Access Science 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.
Remote access is possible by visiting a library branch and downloading a Roaming Passport from the database to your personal device. 
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.
ArtistWorks for Libraries

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award winning music and artistic professionals. From introductory to advanced lessons, ArtistWorks offers everything needed for musical and artistic instruction.

More Info | Recorded Books

This database provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and include step by step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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
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
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.
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
eBook Quick Tips

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

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.


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
Frontier Life

Frontier Life is an online collection of primary resources which captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlements across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australlia and New Zealand. Bringing together documents from 16 archives and libraries around the world, this material allows users to take a comparative approach on a particular region, making it ideal for teaching and student projects, as well as more in depth scholarly research.

More Info | Adam Matthew Digital
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!
Halton Community Services Database

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

Canadian | Halton Information Providers

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
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 career preparation, math, science, reading/writing and in taking standard tests and entrance exams. 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
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.

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.

Lynda.com is now available with your library card! Lynda.com is an online learning platform that offers a large video library of high quality courses. These courses are taught by industry experts in the areas of business, software, technology, and creative skills. Lynda.com can be used to achieve personal and professional goals.

How-to-Video | More Info | Lynda.com
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.

myBlueprint is an inquiry based approach that follows a comprehensive education and career planning process that meets the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of all students. 
This online educational planning tool helps students begin the process of exploring post secondary education and career choices. You can also build your resume and cover letter.
Access is available from the library or from home.
How-to-Video | More Info | Doublethink Inc.
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
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 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
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
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
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. New Mobile app is now available for many devices!
Canadian | More Info | ProQuest
RBDigital Magazines
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
Teen CyberSmarts
Check out our ebooks on online gaming, online security, social networking and more. All For Teens!
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.
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

Value Line provides stock reports and covers most actively traded U.S. exchange-listed stocks, small and mid-cap stocks, mutual funds, option, convertibles and special solutions. Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. 

You can print or download various documents from this database.

It is available at our Central branch. Please visit the information desk for access.

Please note this database is not available outside the Burlington Public Library Central Branch and has a 1 user limit. Users will also be signed out after 10 minutes of inactivity.