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Research & Databases

Research & Databases

Ready to do some serious research?  You can access these resources anytime, anywhere with your computer or mobile device.  Check out our Local History page for Caledon-specific research, or Just for Kids for resources perfect for younger students.

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.


CPI Q (Canadian Periodicals Index) provides over 1,300 newspapers, magazines, journals, and books, covering a wide range of subjects related to Canada in English and French.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports provides unbiased and evidence-based product testing, ratings, and reviews for thousands of consumer products.


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.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains full-text research books covering topics such as science, religion, world issues, history and much more.

Masterfile Premier

Masterfile Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents, as well as general reference magazines and publications. This database covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Merck Medical Manual

Merck Medical Manual is an online reference resource for consumers containing current information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, tests and news.

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. 

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies is a primer to the study of philosophy, including many diverse philosophical traditions worldwide.

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