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A to Z Publications Finder

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Search news, magazines, journals, books and other resources by keyword, subject, publication, date and more (excludes RBdigital and PressReader).

Academic OneFile

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Access to over 8000 full text journals and newspapers covering business, science, medicine, and engineering. This online resource is a good source of academic and scholarly information.

Ancestry Library

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Looking to find your roots?  Search genealogical records for Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital statistics, church, court and immigration records.

Barrie Historical Newspaper Archive

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Historical announcements and articles from Barrie news sources from 1847-1979.

Britannica Library

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Access to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, thousands of magazine and journal articles, and 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips at three different reading levels.

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Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)

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A newspaper and journal collection supporting Canadian topics and research. Search almost 18 million articles by subject or publication.

Includes: Barrie Advance, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and many more Canadian titles.

Canadian Points of View

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Analyses of current issues in the news. Includes essays, radio transcripts, and magazine and newspaper articles that present both sides of the issue.

CBCA Complete

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Millions of full-text articles from scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, reports, radio and TV transcripts, news & more from the Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database.

Consumer Health Complete

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Health and wellness information for patients. Search or browse by topic and get full-text articles from a range of valuable sources.

Encyclopaedia Universalis

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Une importante encyclopédie de langue française.   L'information est regroupée par ordre alphabétique et thématique. On y trouve aussi un dictionnaire, un atlas des pays, et des sites Internet recommandés.

Pour la meilleur expérience, utilisez Chrome ou Firefox.  N'utilisez pas Internet Explorer.

Explora

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Full-text articles from books, magazines, journal articles, news, biographies and other sources. Explore current events, history, health and more.

Explora searches across multiple databases including MasterFILE Premier (including Consumer Reports), Canadian Points of View, Canadian Reference Centre, Consumer Health Complete, Primary Search and EBSCOhost eBooks.

Gale Literary Sources

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Discover biographies, reviews, criticisms, and overviews. Search modern novelists, poems, and short stories.

This resource incorporates Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resources Center and Something About the Author.

Gale PowerSearch

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Discover a collection of authoritative periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers and reference content. Use the Topic Finder to explore new topics or keywords related to your search.

Searches across multiple databases including Academic OneFile, General OneFile, CPI.Q, Popular Magazines, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General Reference Center Gold, and all InfoTrac resources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

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Handbooks, encyclopedias and other publications covering popular subjects. From Who Discovered DNA to Folktales, Fairy Tales and Encyclopedia of World Biography. You’ll find a variety of interesting reads.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Kids

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Full-text encyclopedia articles to help younger students with research and homework assignments.

Global Road Warrior

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Detailed information on 175 countries around the world, useful for travellers, business people, students and geography buffs. Research a nation's culture, language, food, business culture, banking, economy, trade and history.

Globe and Mail Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Globe and Mail from 1844 - four years from the present date. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Grant Connect

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A funder database that includes over 3,000 Canadian grant-making foundations and 400 corporations, government funding programs, and US foundations that support Canadian non-profit organizations.

Quick Start Guide

Health and Wellness Resource Center

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Accurate, authoritative information on health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.

Information Barrie Community Database

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Includes information about non-profit agencies, government offices, health services, clubs and special interest organizations, volunteer opportunities, daycare services, support groups and listings for many private counsellors and counselling services in the Barrie area.

Also includes sub-sections for local community food programs and volunteer opportunities.

Kids Infobits

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Online reference books, images and news. All content is age-appropriate, reliable and covers a broad range of educational topics important for beginner researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Local Newspapers 2000-Present

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Online articles from the Barrie Examiner, Barrie Advance, Alliston Herald, Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic, Collingwood Connection, Innisfil Journal, Midland Mirror, Orillia Today, Parry Sound North Star, Wasaga Sun and other local publications.

Covers February 2000 – Present. See here for full title and date coverage.

Obituaries are not included in this resource but can be viewed at Yourlifemoments.ca

Lynda.com

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Learn a new skill online, on your time.  Over 6,000 video courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.

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Oxford Reference Online

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Reference titles from Oxford University Press. Includes the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Oxford Companions to Canadian Literature, Children's Literature, Shakespeare, the Bible and American Politics. You can also read the Grove Encyclopedia series focusing on art, music and architecture.

PressReader

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Full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 newspapers, business and current affairs titles from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  Archives of up to 60 days are available as well as today's papers.  Advanced features include automated translation and the ability to listen to articles. 

Includes the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more Canadian and international titles.

Note:  Globe & Mail is only accessible through PressReader at the Library.  The publisher does not permit remote access to this title.

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Primary Search

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Online access to more than 70 popular elementary school magazines along with the American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an image collection.

Sante en Francais

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Fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé. 

SimplyAnalytics

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Create professional maps and reports using demographic, business and marketing data. SimpyAnalytics has the data you need to answer key research questions, make sound business decisions and understand the socio-demographic and economic conditions of any area in Canada.

- Available for use within the library during business hours. Remote use allowed between 7pm-7am and all day on weekends.
- Recommend using laptop or desktop computer.
- Up to 5 users at any one time. Please log out of SimplyAnalytics when you are finished
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View SimplyAnalytics FAQs.

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SIRS Discoverer

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A general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas content sets such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.

Steps to Justice

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Clear, simple, step-by-step answers to common legal problems for Ontarians. You can find free legal clinics and definitions of legal terms. Live chat and email support is also available.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and other legal groups in Ontario contribute to this resource.

For local legal services check the Information Barrie Community Database.

Toronto Star Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Toronto Star from 1894 - three years from the present date. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Universalis Junior

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Une encyclopédie en français spécialement conçue pour les enfants et les jeunes adolescents.  Il existe une version anglaise de plusieurs articles, ainsi qu’un dictionnaire français – anglais, anglais - français.

Pour la meilleur expérience, utilisez Chrome ou Firefox.  N'utilisez pas Internet Explorer.

Your Legal Rights

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Free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and other legal groups in Ontario contribute to this resource.

For local legal services check the Information Barrie Community Database.