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Where can I find information I can trust online?

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

  • secondary source resources
  • health information
  • up to date, credible news sources
  • how-to guides

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Click through to our virtual collection and then log in using your Library barcode number and PIN

  • Scroll through the list of available databases and click through to start reading
  • Not sure which database you need? Check out the list of categories below for more guidance
  • Looking for a particular magazine, newspaper, or journal? Use our A-Z search tool

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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

  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography in Context
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • CPI-Q
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • General Reference Centre Gold
  • GreenFile
  • Legal Trac
  • Literary Reference Centre PLUS
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • Literature Resource Centre
  • MasterFile Premier

tbpl-openbookBooks and Literature

  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography in Context
  • cloudLibrary (click to access from anywhere -- you'll need your Library Card number and PIN)
  • CPI-Q
  • eAudiobooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Literary Reference Centre PLUS
  • Literature Criticism Online
  • Literature Resource Centre
  • NoveList
  • NoveList K-8
  • TumbleBooks 
    • *NOTE:  logging in with your Library card number is now required for using Tumblebooks outside of Library locations. 

tbpl-ideaBusiness and Careers

  • Biography in Context
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • CPI-Q
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • 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 (Jetskis, 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 Virtual Reference Library
  • 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

  • Biography in Context
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Grant Connect
  • LegalTrac
  • MasterFILE Premier

tbpl-natureEnvironment

  • Academic OneFile
  • CPI-Q
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • GreenFile 

tbpl-healthHealth

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

tbpl-kidsliteratureKids

  • cloudLibrary (click to access from anywhere -- you'll need your Library Card number and PIN)
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Explora
  • Gale for Elementary Students
  • 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 Genealogy

tbpl-magazinesMagazines and Newspapers

  • Academic OneFile
  • Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPIQ)
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History
  • MasterFILE Premier

tbpl-musicMusic and Media

tbpl-scienceScience and Technology

  • Academic OneFile
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • GreenFile
  • MasterFile Premier

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