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AutoMate provides up-to-date information to help you diagnose, repair and maintain your vehicle(s). All content is from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step instructions for repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, recalls and more.

Britannica Library is an online encyclopedia that offers three levels of content to meet your researching needs. There are different home pages for Children, Young Adults, or the Reference Center – allowing you to find the best information for school projects or to learn something new.

CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index) provides Canadian reference information. It includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals, a bilingual interface (English/French), indexing from 1980 forward, full-text articles from 1983 forward, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s weekly magazine, and even travel handbooks from Fodor’s for Canadian destinations.

Use CultureGrams to explore countries of the world to see the daily life and culture of a place, the customs, and the lifestyles of the world’s people.

Quick access to all EBSCO products, including: NoveList, Explora, Flipster, Auto Repair Reference Center, and more.

Explora & Explora Primary support student research with the following features: simple search engines, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topics, reading level indicators to find grade-appropriate content easily, and text-to-speech for HTML articles to help struggling readers or those learning English.

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Interactive: Science is filled with 3D models that bring science to life. It helps you to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science by encouraging you to break apart 3D models to see how everything fits together.

Kids InfoBits is a fantastic resource for educational exploration. Filled with reliable information and geared to fit the needs of today’s young learners, discover age-appropriate, reliable and curriculum-related content in a variety of educational topics.  

The Merck Manuals are medical information resources that are committed to providing current information. 

National Geographic is journalism’s most trusted name in exploration & discovery, supporting: science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, & more!

 Gale Power Search is a search engine that pulls from all available Gale resources to bring you authoritative content such as: journal articles, magazines, books, news, images & video.  

Learn all about science with this engaging online resource. Science in Context will draw you in and show you how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.

World Book Online offers the following resources for your learning adventures: 

Early World of Learning helps young readers navigate through stories, games, videos, & interactive colouring pages for educational entertainment.

The Kids section provides thousands of easy-to-read articles filled with images and targets relevant topics such as important people, science projects, games and more. 

The Student section helps students get the most out of their research by providing access to: a citation builder, how to do research, interactive maps, and more.

The Advanced section is a powerful reference tool that will provide you with access to primary sources, historical documents, and multimedia from within each encyclopedia article you read.

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Unlock your story with Ancestry Library Edition, a genealogical portal available for in-branch use only. Explore: censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court & legal documents, directories, photos, maps & more.

Language

Mango Languages builds communication skills in 70+ world languages, including English. Explore new languages by practicing realistic conversations.

Reading Guides

NoveList Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading. Log into NoveList to find your next read. Filled with book recommendations, book lists, reviews & more!

NoveList K-8 Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading. Finished a book but not sure what to read next? Log into NoveList K-8 for book recommendations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of eBooks meant to act as an online reference guide. Publication dates range between 2012 to 2016.

Services

Elgin Children’s Network (ECN) is a local group of agencies and individuals who represent the education, health and social services sector. ECN works to build communities where every child has the opportunity to be engaged, empowered, and to thrive.   

Employment Services Elgin offers provincially funded programs that help individuals of all ages find employment. 

thehealthline.ca is a website for Ontario residents and health care providers to find relevant health service information for their communities.

Service Ontario provides easy access to Ontario government services online or at a Service Ontario Centre.
Services include: driver’s licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates and more.

Service Canada provides access to government services and benefits that Canadians need. Visit the Service Canada website to learn more.