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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    For beginners and advanced genealogists,providing in-depth tools including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Only available from within library locations.

  • AudioBookCloud

    AudioBookCloud collection includes popular literature, classics, children's and teen, mystery, sci-fi, history and even some Spanish titles. Remote access is available.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

  • Canadian Reference Centre

    Database includes leading Canadian, U.S. and U.K. periodicals in full text(Business Week, Chatelaine, Macleans,Consumer Reports); full-text reference books;full-text biographies, and 285,912 photos, maps and flags. Remote access available.

  • CARD Online

    Canadian Advertising Rates & Data Online Only available in Library locations.

  • Career Cruising

    Interactive Canadian career resource with assessment tools, statistics, detailed occupation profiles, and job descriptions and outlooks.

  • Consumer Reports

    Full text Consumer Reports Magazine by year

  • e-CPS

    e-CPS provides online access to the most current Canadian drug information at the point of care. An advanced, yet user-friendly service that is updated regularly. Available in library only.

  • Ebsco Host

    Searches The Canadian Reference Centre and MasterFILE Premiere with leading Canadian, U.S.and U.K. periodicals in full text(Business Week, Chatelaine, Macleans,Consumer Reports); includes photos, maps & flags Remote access available.

  • Explora Canada

    Explora searches EBSCO's most reliable content from leading magazines and reference books.

  • Explora Primary

    For elementary school research, this database provides access to age appropriate information on topics relevant to the curriculum. Remote access available.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

    A selection of e-books featuring encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects covered include alternative medicine, cancer, genetic disorders, medicine and nonfiction classics for students. Remote access available.

  • Grant Connect

    Grant Connect includes only those foundations and corporations whose main activity is grantmaking and whose funds are disbursed to a variety of organizations. It provides contact information, website, application procedures, funding interests and granting region for each foundation. Available in Library Only.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Consumer health database providing current information from over 400 health and medical journals, 2,200 general interest magazines, health encyclopedias and links to other Web sites. Remote access available.

  • Health Reference Centre Academic

    Created specifically for students,knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

  • hoopla

    hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow videos, music and audiobooks via a web browser, smartphone or tablet.

  • InstantFlix

    First time user? Learn how to set up an accountInstantFlix provides unlimited access to independent award-winning films through an online streaming service. There are thousands of films from over 50 countries that have been at film festivals including Sundance, Cannes, TIFF and more. Internet connection required.

  • Learning Express

    Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, to help you with citizenship,aptitude and employment tests including TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT, Can. Armed Forces, RCMP.

  • London Free Press

    Full-text coverage from the London Free Press, August 15, 1998 to present. Available only in Library (all locations). Search under News Archive on the left hand side. Please note: Company providing database is called Infomart.

  • is a free online education service with over 3,500 courses and more than 144,000 fascinating, high quality video tutorials.

  • Mango Languages

    Learn a language online at your own pace. Courses for learning English as well as a number of non-English languages. Basic courses for travelers, or more in-depth courses to take you beyond the basics. Remote access available.

  • Little PIM

    Mango for children - a fun and interactive online language learning system for ages 0-6 with access to 10 languages including English.

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Leading Canadian, U.S. and U.K. periodicals in full text(Business Week, Chatelaine, Macleans,Consumer Reports); includes photos, maps & flags Remote access available.

  • My Canada

    Learn how to communicate effectively in English while learning about Canada.

  • Novelist Plus

    Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Remote access available.

  • Novelist Plus K-8

    Novelist Plus K-8 will help you find fiction and nonfiction books for school projects as well as your next favourite book. This database is filled with excerpts, first chapters, and reviews of books specifically for kids in Elementary and Middle School. Remote access available.

  • O'Briens Online

    O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms is a collection of provincial and federal legal forms useful for wills, leases, family law documents, trusts, and more. Accessible from inside any London Public Library location.

  • PebbleGo

    A pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. PebbleGo makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. Two separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth & Space, are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

  • PressReader

    Online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.

  • Primary Search

    Primary Search® contains full text articles for popular elementary school magazines and reference books.

  • RBdigital Magazines for Libraries

    First time? How to get started.The world's largest newsstand offers digital magazines without holds, checkout periods, or limit to the number of magazines you download.

  • Reference Canada Business Directory

    Find accurate, phone-verified information on companies in Canada in this database of 1.5 million businesses. Search criteria include: location, employee size, sales volume, and NAICS codes. Remote access available.

  • Road to IELTS Academic

    Preparation help and practice tests for the IELTS test.

  • Road to IELTS General

    Preparation help and practice tests for people pursuing secondary education, work and training programs.

  • TumbleBookCloud

    TumbleBookCloud contains young adult and teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audiobooks and graphic novels and videos from National Geographic. Resources are in English. Remote access is available.

  • TumbleBookCloud Junior

    TumbleBookCloud Junior is geared to reading levels grades 3-6, and has over 300 titles of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos. Remote Access is available.

  • TumbleBookLibrary

    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Remote access available.