Caledon Public Library is very excited to offer this A to Z list of online resources in our Digital Library, you can enjoy anytime, anywhere, from your computer or device.
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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more (in-library use only) PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical issues this digital resource is currently not available.
Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services, academic support, collaborative and self-study tools for students K-12 as well as adult learners. Real-time online tutoring in support of the K-12 Canadian curriculum is available every day from 2-11 pm.
Brainfuse JobNow provides live online assistance, powerful tools and other resources for job-seekers including: live interview coaching, resume development and feedback, career resources and an adult learning centre. Career coaches are available online every day from 2-11 pm.
Canadian Citizenship Course
Canadian Citizenship Course provides practice questions based on the the official study guide Discover Canada. Learn about Canada’s history and geography, economy, symbols, justice system, governing system and the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian. Follow these steps for free access to Canadian Citizenship Course.
Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian Reference Centre contains thousands of full-text biographies, reference materials and an image collection. This database provides an optimal research experience for students keeping up with current events or studying Canada’s global involvement.
CBC Corner (en français: L’espace Radio-Canada)is a digital portal that brings together the wide variety of free CBC and Radio-Canada digital content and resources into a single experience. Includes current news and events in 7 different languages, as well as audio and video for adults, kids and teens. Also includes Mauril, an English/French language learning platform.
EBSCOhost provides thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks with a wide range of subject categories for adults and children. It has an academic focus, covering classic literature, business, technology and more.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper
The Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper archive provides online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of politics, society and events from 1844-2019.
Hoopla lets you borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV!
Can’t find what you want in Hoopla? Try Overdrive for books, or Kanopy for movies.
Human Diseases and Conditions, 3rd Ed.
Human Diseases and Conditions presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
LinkedIn Learning, previously Lynda.com, offers free online courses and instructional videos created by real-world industry experts in business, software, technology and creative skills. Over 16,000 courses are available in various languages.
App users: when prompted for a library ID, please use “caledonlibrary”
Little Pim is the leading language learning program for kids age 0-6, developed by Mango Languages. Access learning videos in 12 languages, a parent/teacher guide, printable lessons and fun activities.
LOTE (Languages Other Than English)
LOTE Online for Kids allows kids to enjoy the magic of over 1300 books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English), both in library branches and at home. Books are available in over 45 languages. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development.
Mango Languages offers access to 70 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. It is the only language learning resource to teach through film.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids provides 200 National Geographic Kids books, full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, and more than 500 pictures that you can freely download for educational use.
Niche Academy connects you with interactive tutorials to help you get the most out of your library’s digital library resources, and provides training for social media, productivity tools, and much more.
Novelist Plus is a readers’ advisory resource that provides information about books and helps you find something to read next. It includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and audiobook recommendations and samples.
Novelist Plus K-8
Novelist Plus K-8 is a readers’ advisory resource designed to help young readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Novelist Plus K-8 provides reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction.
Overdrive / Libby
OverDrive provides access to a vast online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and movies. The collection is shared with libraries throughout Ontario, but we also purchase titles for the exclusive use of our members. Download the Libby app to access Overdrive on your mobile device.
Can’t find what you want in Overdrive? Give Hoopla a try!
Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies
Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies is a primer to the study of philosophy, including many diverse philosophical traditions worldwide.
Pressreader provides online access to newspapers and magazines from around the world in full-colour, full-page format. It’s just like reading the print version, including the articles, pictures, and classifieds. Pressreader also has Auto-Translate which allows you to read the world’s best publications in any language.
Road to IELTS Academic
Road to IELTS Academic: online interactive activities, practice tests and answers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test geared towards those applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. Only 6 users allowed at one time. If database is unavailable, please try again in a little while. Cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer.
Road to IELTS General
Road to IELTS General: online interactive activities, practice tests and answers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) general test that focuses on basic skills in broad social and workplace contexts. Only 6 users allowed at one time. If database is unavailable, please try again in a little while. Cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer.
Techboomers.com is a free educational website for older adults and inexperienced Internet users. Techboomers will show you how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications.
Toronto Star Historical Newspapers
The Proquest Toronto Star Historical Newspapers archive provides access to full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1894 – 2019. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.
Tumblebook Library Premium
The Tumblebook Library Premium collection has over 1,100 titles for children grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles and more.
UXL Encyclopedia of Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Science 3rd ed. opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.
World Book Encyclopedia
World Book Encyclopedia supplies students with reliable information for homework. Provides online research tools including encyclopedia articles, educator tools, ebooks, illustrations, maps, audio files, videos, games, research tools, and more. Includes Spanish and French language databases as well.