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Communications & Mass Media Collection

A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

General OneFile General OneFile logo

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.


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Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, comics, and more! hoopla can be accessed on Apple iOS 6.0+ or Android devices, and via the four major web browsers. To access the system on your mobile device, you'll need to first download the FREE hoopladigital app from the App Store on your device. There is no need to download an app or extension for your web browser. To sign up go to hoopladigital.com with your library card and PIN number. 

Information Science & Library Issues CollectionInformation Science & Library Issues Collection logo

Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library of Ebooks, a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Each collection offers a description and cover photo, illustration list, eBook Indexes, eBook table of contents, in-line graphics and tables, and hyperlinks to related content within an eBook.

Language Portal of Canada Language Portal of Canada logo

The Language Portal of Canada is a Web site that showcases Canadian expertise in the area of language. It informs readers about Canadian resources that deal with different aspects of language. 

    It offers: 
    • free access to language tools online
    • articles and writing tips, word games and exercises (the Well Written, Well Said section)
    • a collection of links to language-related works and sites (the Discover section)
    • Canadian writing tools and content produced by governments, universities, and others
    • language-related articles signed by our contributors
    • information in English and French, and in some Aboriginal languages
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Literature Criticism Online Gale Literature Criticism Online logo

More than 200,000 reprinted essays provide both critical perspectives and in-depth contextual information needed to understand the social, political and historical implications of a work.

LitFINDER LitFINDER logo

Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or those seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more!

Mango Languages Mango Languages logo

Mango Languages' PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun by providing step by step lessons plans, learning through film, and with a mobile app. Learn English as a second language from Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. The Little Pim section is for kids!

NoveList NoveList logo

The NoveList database includes information on more than 180,000 fiction titles for all ages with subject and keyword access; more than 36,000 individual 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 ability.

NoveList K-8 NoveList K-8 logo

NoveList K-8, a fiction database, is 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 Grab and Go Book Lists, BookTalks, Picture Book Extenders and more. NoveList K-8 contains information on over 70,000 fiction titles, more than 200 Curricular Connections, more than 170 Grab and Go book lists, more than 290 Recommended Reads thematic book lists, over 90 Picture Book Extenders, and more.

Our Ontario Discovery Portal Our Ontario Discovery Portal logo

Find digital photos, maps, videos, podcasts, and documents about Ontario people, places, events, history and culture.

OverDrive Overdrive logo

A downloadable e-book and audiobook collection.

Popular Culture Collection Pop Culture Collection logo

Pop Culture. It's all around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Termium Plus Termium Plus logo

Use TERMIUM Plus«  to obtain the latest terminology in nearly all fields or find the equivalent in either official language of an acronym, initialism or abbreviation.  Finding the right words in English, French or Spanish has just become easier with the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank.   There is also an interesting selection of writing tools to help you with any questions you may have about usage and style.

TumbleBookCloud TumbleBookCloud logo

TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of read-along chapter books for students in late elementary to high school (approximately). Text size/colour is adjustable and sentences are highlighted as they are narrated aloud. There are approximately 300 books including middle school readers (with high interest/low level books), young adult/teen titles, Shakespeare plays, and classics.

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary logoTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of ebooks for children in grades K-6 (approximately). Existing children's books are licensed for use then animated using the existing illustrations and adding audio narration. The collection includes old time favorites such as The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Diary of a Worm, How I Became a Pirate, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10, One Duck Stuck, as well as favourite fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Old Mother Hubbard.