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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).

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.

Biography in Context

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Biographies of prominent people throughout history, including images, news, audio, articles and more.

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 in three different reading levels.

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Canadian Major Dailies

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Search full text articles from 21 major Canadian daily newspapers, including Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. 1985 to current.

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.

Career Cruising

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Discover your interests, learn about careers, explore education options and search for jobs.

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.

CPI.Q

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

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.

Encyclopedia 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.

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, Canadian Points of View, Consumer Health Complete, and EBSCOhost eBooks.

Gale Literary Sources

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

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, Biography in Context, 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 and Fairy Tales, you’ll find a variety of interesting reads.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Kids

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Full-text encyclopedia articles to help 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 - 2013. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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.

Kids Infobits

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Database of information built for beginner researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

LegalTrac

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Journal articles from law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals, with a mainly American focus.

Local Newspapers 2000-Present

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Online articles from the Barrie Examiner, Orillia Packet and Times, Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin and Midland Free Press. February 2000 – Present.

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.

O'Brien's Forms

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Collection of Canadian legal forms, agreements and commentary covering leases, commercial law, wills and trusts, and Ontario Family Law.

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Oxford Reference Online

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Discover the best of Oxford University Press's reference titles on a dynamic digital platform.

PressReader

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Delivers full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 newspapers and magazines 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 setting up your own collection of preferred titles, the option to join the conversation and comment on articles, automated translation, and the ability to listen to articles.  Includes the Barrie Examiner, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more Canadian and International titles.

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 quality maps and reports using powerful 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 and the US. View SimplyAnalytics FAQs.

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Teen Health and Wellness

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Information on health and wellness topics for teens including diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.

Toronto Star Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Toronto Star from 1894 - 2014. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Your Legal Rights

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