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Online databases in our virtual collection are your reliable source of information online. Access our databases to find:

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Biography Environment
Books and Literature Health
Business and Careers Kids
Do It Yourself Local History and Genealogy
eBooks Magazines and Newspapers
Encyclopedias and General Music and Media
Science and Technology

tbpl-conversationBiography

  • Britannica Library 
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale in Context/Biography
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale Literature Criticism 
  • Gale Literature Resource Centre
  • Gale OneFile: CPI-Q Canadian Periodicals
  • Gale OneFile: Legal Trac
  • GreenFile
  • Literary Reference Centre PLUS
  • MasterFile Premier

tbpl-openbookBooks and Literature

  • Britannica Library 
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale in Context/Biography
  • Gale General OneFile
  • Gale Literature Criticism 
  • Gale Literature Resource Centre
  • Gale OneFile: CPI-Q Canadian Periodicals
  • Gale OneFile: Legal Trac
  • GreenFile
  • Literary Reference Centre PLUS
  • MasterFile Premier
  • TumbleBooks 
    • *NOTE:  logging in with your Library card number is now required for using Tumblebooks outside of Library locations. 

tbpl-ideaBusiness and Careers

  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale in Context/Biography
  • Gale OneFile: CPI-Q Canadian Periodicals
  • Grant Connect
  • InfoCanada Canadian Businesses
  • SimplyAnalytics

tbpl-pencilDo It Yourself

  • Auto Repair Source: search by year, make, model, and engine for service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles 
  • Chilton Auto Repair includes:
    • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle
    • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move
    • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting
    • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation
    • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support
  • Home Improvement Reference Centre is an online tool for home improvement assistance, including:
    • maintenance
    • remodeling
    • electrical work
    • plumbing
    • wood projects
    • outdoor improvements
    • decorating home & garden
    • how-to videos and a glossary of terms
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Centre offers detailed instructions for the repair of:
    • all terrain vehicles
    • generators and other small engines
    • marine/boat motors
    • motorcycles
    • outdoor power equipment
    • personal watercraft (Jet skis, etc)
    • snowmobiles
    • tractors
  • Transparent Language

tbpl-ebookseBooks

  • cloudLibrary (click to access from anywhere -- you'll need your Library Card number and PIN)
  • eAudiobooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale Literature Criticism Online
  • TumbleBooks
    • *NOTE:   logging in with your Library card number is now required for using Tumblebooks outside of Library locations. 

 

tbpl-articleEncyclopedias and General

  • Britannica Library
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select
  • Gale in Context/Biography
  • Gale EBooks
  • GaleOneFile: LegalTrac
  • Grant Connect
  • MasterFILE Premier

tbpl-natureEnvironment

  • Gale Academic OneFile 
  • Gale OneFile: CPI-Q Canadian Periodicals
  • Gale EBooks
  • GreenFile 

 tbpl-health--1- Health

  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Gale Academic OneFile 
  • Gale EBooks
  • Teen Health and Wellness (click to access from anywhere -- login not required)

tbpl-kidsliteratureKids

  • Britannica Library
  • cloudLibrary (click to access from anywhere -- you'll need your Library Card number and PIN)
  • Explora
  • Gale in Context/Elementary
  • NoveList K-8
  • TumbleBooks (click to access from anywhere, login not required)
    • *NOTE:  logging in with your Library card is now required for using Tumblebooks outside of Library locations. 

 

tbpl-familyhistoryLocal History and Geneaélogy

tbpl-magazinesMagazines and Newspapers

  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale OneFile: CPIQ Canadian Periodicals
  • Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History
  • MasterFILE Premier

tbpl-musicMusic and Media

tbpl-scienceScience and Technology

  • Britannica Library
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Academic OneFile Select
  • Gale EBooks
  • Gale General OneFile
  • GreenFile
  • MasterFile Premier

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