ARTICLES | Newspapers, magazines, journal articles

cloudLibrary NewsStand

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Read thousands of full-colour e-magazines and newspapers covering a variety of topics and interests. Titles are available from many countries and in a host of languages.

Magazines can be read in a web browser or downloaded to a mobile app.

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Flipster

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With Flipster you can read your favourite magazines online or download them to the Flipster mobile app.

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Academic OneFile

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Access to over 9000 full text journals and newspapers covering business, science, medicine, and engineering.

This online resource is a good source of academic and scholarly information. Includes Gale Encyclopedia of Science and Encyclopedia of World Biography.

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Barrie Historical Newspaper Archive

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Historical announcements and articles from Barrie news sources from 1847-1979.
Some gaps in online coverage exist where we may have the issues on  microfilm.

Historical newspapers from elsewhere in Ontario can be found at: Ontario Community Newspaper Portal.

BPL Digital Library Academy

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Getting Started and 'how-to' guides for online library resources.
Features tips and troubleshooting for e-books, getting started with online databases like SimplyAnalytics or Ancestry and tutorials on common tools like Email and Zoom.

For personalized Tech Coach sessions register in our online events calendar.

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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.

cloudLibrary NewsStand

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Read thousands of full-colour e-magazines and newspapers covering a variety of topics and interests. Titles are available from many countries and in a host of languages.

Magazines can be read in a web browser or downloaded to a mobile app.

Video Tutorial | Printable Getting Started Guides

EBSCO Explora - Magazines & Journals

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Full-text articles from 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 and Primary Search.

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Flipster

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With Flipster you can read your favourite magazines online or download them to the Flipster mobile app.

Flipster Video Tutorial | Printable Getting Started Guide

Gale in Context: Elementary

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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.
Formerly named Kids Infobits.

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Gale PowerSearch - Magazines & Journals

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Discover a collection of 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, Popular Magazines and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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.

PressReader

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Full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 magazines and newspapers from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  Magazines include popular titles as well as business and current affairs.  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.

Simcoe.com

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Simcoe.com provides news and information to the communities in Simcoe County and Grey-Bruce.  Simcoe.com includes content from the Barrie Advance as well as other area newspapers. The search on this website also includes articles from the Barrie Examiner from approximately 2012 until its closure in November 2017.

If you are looking for Canadian obituaries, you can search by city and date at yourlifemoments.ca.

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.