Resources

The Brock Township Public Library subscribes to 19 electronic databases covering a wide variety of subject areas. We’ve also included many internet website links that you may find helpful (General Reference Sites).

Your Brock Township library card is required to access these e-resources remotely (i.e. from home). Direct access is available at each library branch.

* The databases are organized alphabetically by Subject Area

Children’s Learning, Reading, and Reference Resources


PebbleGo
PebbleGo, the award winning K-3 database for reading and research provided by Eduref and Capstone Publishing, features two distinct databases for Kindergarden to Grade 3 students:

PebbleGo Animals
PebbleGo Earth and Space

Both databases have built in reading and research tools, and are expertly leveled for emerging readers. There are audio prompts to support navigation, and all articles include narrated text and highlighting.


World Book Activity Corner
Activity Corner offers thousands of projects suitable for a wide range of skill levels, ages, and instructional goals. Each activity includes complete instructions with illustrative images, a materials list, and a How To section with tips on completing various activities. Curriculum correlations are included for alignment with state and provincial standards.


World Book Early World of Learning
A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes.


World Book Kids
World Book Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.


World Book Student
A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.

E-Books and Audiobooks


OverDrive
Download digital Audiobooks and eBooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device.

Try the new one-tap reading app from Over Drive called Libby. It is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks from your library. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Andriod, iOS, or Windows 10 device.

 

Facts & General Reference


Canadian Points of View
A Canadian reference centre for all subject areas.


Frontier Life : Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalisation and decline of indigenous poeoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.


Novelist
The NoveList database includes information on more than 180,000 fiction titles for all ages with subject and keyword access; more than 36,000 individiual subject headings (fiction) ; 200,000+ full-text reviews and descriptions from Booklist, Library Journal,  School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others. Searches can be limited by reading level, using Lexile scores to match students with books geared to their reading level.


Novelist Grades K-8
NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles.
NoveList K-8, a fiction database, is designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle schools. The “Working with Kids” section of the Browse panel on the homepage provides a single location to access all of the curricular materials such as our Grab and Go Book Lists, BookTalks, Picture Book Extenders and more.


World Book Advanced
A powerful reference tool designed for high school students and adults.


World Book French Interface – L’Encyclopédie Découverte
L’Encyclopédie Découverte offers World Book’s excellent editorial content and rich media in French.


World Book Student
A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.


World Book Timelines
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

Genealogy


Ancestry Library Edition
Whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian—inside the more than 8,000 available databases, here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. *Please note this database is only accessible from within the library branches.

Health & Wellness


Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete™ (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.
CHC offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full text content available from many important source-types, and to provide an intuitive means for searching this specific information.
Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

Language Learning Programs


Mango Languages

Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for travelers of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.

Ready Reference Websites

You do not need your Brock Township library card to access these Useful Links.

Government

ServiceOntario
ServiceOntario is now making it easy for you to access the information, services and resources you need, when and how you need them. Whether you’re getting married, starting a business or want to learn more about your workplace or industry, it’s all here.

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. About My PropertyTM has been designed to give you easy access to all the information MPAC has on your property and similar properties in your neighbourhood so you can better understand your property assessment.

Canada Post
Find a postal code, postal office, buy stamps online, change your address/hold mail, rates, etc.

Government of Canada
Access information on Canada, its government, and federal programs and services organized into categories.

ServiceCanada
Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more than 600 points of service located across the country, call centres, and the Internet.

Driving Test
Welcome to Drivingtest.ca where we help you prepare to pass your driving test easily and efficiently. We also provide a complete introduction to safe driving practices so you can be safe while on the road after receiving your driver’s license. Our simple to navigate and easy to use online site provides a free way to improve your knowledge of driving.

Encyclopedia

Britannica
Canadian Encyclopedia

Online Collections

Frontier Life : Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters
This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalisation and decline of indigenous poeoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

Dictionary

Dictionary.com
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique – French/English/Latin translations
One Look Dictionary Search

Almanac

InfoPlease – Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus 

Atlas and Maps

Canadian Atlas
Canadian Geographic
Ontario Council of University Libraries(OCUL) Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project

Telephone Directory

Canada 411

Thesaurus

Roget’s

Quotations

Bartleby

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