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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.

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 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.

CPI.Q

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

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.

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

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.

Help Guide

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.

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.