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Access World News

Read articles and explore current issues from over 4000 world news sources, dating back to 1978. Includes 110 Ontario newspapers such as the Waterloo Region Record (1990 - current), Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Guelph Mercury, and Cambridge Times (2013 - current).

American History

This reference material covers biographies, events and movements throughout American history.

Ancestry

Find your family's history! Search census, birth, marriage & death records, passenger lists, immigration records, maps and more from Canada, US, and Europe. Available in the library only -- use one of our computers or bring in your laptop.

Animals and Plants

Discover the living world! Topics include endangered species, microscopic life, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Good for grades 4 through high school.

Artemis Literary Sources

Find the info you need on authors and their works, from all time periods and from around the world. Contains literary works and criticism, biographies and more. Searches Gale’s Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Something About the Author and eBooks from the Virtual Reference Library. 

Biography in Context

Your best source of info about the lives of famous people from ancient to modern times. Contains articles from books and magazines, videos and more. View the tutorial (Flash)

Books & Authors

Looking for a good fiction or nonfiction book to read? Books & Authors has book reviews, plot summaries, series titles, book discussion guides, reading suggestions and information on book award winners.