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Discover information and academic articles for research, homework help, and to fulfill your curiosity about the world.

To access these virtual resources, you will need a valid Idea Exchange membership card or online membership.

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Gale Courses offers access to free online learning courses that are available anytime, anywhere. These instructor-led courses begin every month and each course lasts for six weeks. Sign up using your membership card and immediately gain valuable knowledge you can apply to your life or on the job. There’s definitely something for everyone.

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has more than 16,000 free online courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. Courses are available in more than seven languages. Sign in with your membership card number and four-digit PIN and follow the steps to set up your account. If you previously had a Lynda.com account, your courses will be saved as long as you use the same membership card number for login.

Mobile App Users: The Library ID when you log into the mobile app is ideaexchange

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Learn the world's most popular languages with these fun and easy online lessons. ESL, French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and many more. 

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Enjoy unlimited access to over 5,000 newspaper and magazine titles, from more than 120 countries, in over 60 languages. Publications are offered in full-colour, full-page format, just like reading the print version. The Globe and Mail is only available for download onsite at the library.

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