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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.

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.

AutoMate

DIY Auto Repair.  Access online manuals, step-by-step repair instructions with diagrams and images as well as maintenance schedules to help diagnose, repair and maintain your vehicle.

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)

Britannica Online - Library

With one search, find encyclopedia content in 3 different reading levels (Children’s, Young Adults, and the big Britannica Reference level). Gain access to thousands of full text journal and magazine articles, ebook titles, primary source documents. Plus, access to other suggested safe and relevant websites to support your search topic. No library card number required, just enter the username and password. Username = idea_exchange Password = media (all lower case)