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Books and Authors

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Looking for what to read next?  Get expert book recommendations and reading lists. Browse by author, genre, or title, or look through our expert picks and award winners.

EBSCOhost eBooks

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Selection of ebooks, primarily academic focus.

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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.

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.

Hoopla

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Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. Hoopla also contains e-books, e-audiobooks and comics.

Hoopla no longer supports Internet Explorer or iOS9 or below. Please use alternate browsers or devices.

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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.

Libraries on the Go

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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

MaBiblioNumerique

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Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.

Francais  |  English

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NoveList K-8 Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for teens, ages 9-12 and ages 0-8. Find out about popular fiction and nonfiction books and series for younger readers.

NoveList Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for adults, teens, and kids. Browse popular fiction and nonfiction books and series by genre, read-alikes and what your reading ‘mood’ is.

PebbleGo

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Reading and research tools for Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 3. Learn about exciting topics like Animals, Science and Dinosaurs. Includes text, audio, video and printable activities.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre

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Full-text classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies and essays.

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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RBdigital Online Magazines (Zinio)

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Full digital copies of popular English and French magazines. Read online on your phone, tablet, computer or download the desktop app to read offline.  

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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.

Tumble Biblio Enfants

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Elle inclut des livres pour enfants, des romans jeunesse, des romans classique, des vidéos, des casse têtes et jeux, des nouvelles graphiques et des livres en d’autres langues comme en espagnol et en anglais.

TumbleBook Library

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A collection of e-books, e-audiobooks, puzzles and videos for kids in Grades K – 6. Includes early reader chapter books, children's classics and National Geographic videos.

Available in English, French and Spanish. Contains titles previously found in TumbleBookCloud Junior.

TumbleBookCloud

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eBooks, audiobooks and videos for Grades 7 – 12, available online 24/7. Includes chapter books, early readers and YA/Teen novels.