Online Resources & Homework Help

Online Resources & Homework Help

Do you need up-to-the-minute information on a topic? A printout of a magazine or newspaper article? The latest facts about a medical issue? Are you interested in Ontario history?  Try these online resources.

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each of the 100+ key topics of interest to Canadian researchers have an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide. Visit database here.

Canadian Reference Centre

Over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Consumer Reports, Alive, Futurist, Vegetarian Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Harrowsmith Country Living, Canadian Social Trends, Consumer Reports, Maclean's and Profit. Visit reference centre.

Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Included are more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias, 1300+ drug patient education sheets, hundreds of medical images and diagrams, over 840 physician-generated videos and more than 650 consumer health magazines. Visit Consumer Health (EN)  Consumer Health(FR)

Family Literacy First

Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. Thanks to HSBC Bank of Canada for their generous support of this program. Modules are available in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Arabic. Currently families must register for access prior to accessing the modules. Register for free access here. Login to access Family Literacy First.

Frontier Life : Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters

This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through an array of digitised primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Enter Frontier Life here.

G1 Practice Tests

This site provides G1 practice tests for anyone preparing for the written portion of the G1 driving exam. Please note: This is not an official G1 test website. Please visit the Ministry of Transportation website for more information about licenses and driving tests Visit G1 Practice site.

Kids InfoBits

Beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can find age-appropriate information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Visit Kids InfoBits.

Mango Languages

Mango makes learning a new language fast and easy! Choose from a wide variety of languages and learn everything from basic words and phrases to practical conversation for everyday situations. Learn a new language at your own pace with Mango's fun interactive lessons. Visit Mango Languages.

MasterFILE Premier

This database provides access to more than 1,600 magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also contains an image collection with photos, maps, and flags. Visit database.

Novelist / Novelist K-8

Novelist is the premier database for reading recommendations, book reviews and author suggestions. It also provides lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs. Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title. Visit Novelist database (EN)  Novelist database (FR).

Ontario Libraries Download Centre

This service provides downloadable eBooks and e-Audiobooks for use on your computer, e-reader, tablet or mobile device. Sign in with your library card to get started. Sign-in here.

Our Ontario

Find over 1.8 million items and collections from Ontario libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, and government ministries. Visit Our Ontario.

Primary Search

This database contains full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines. Students can learn about endangered species, space exploration, fitness and more. Visit database.

Ancestry Library Edition 

An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names. Search for records covering the census, vitals, immigration, military service and more. International coverage, including Canada. Access is available in the Library only.