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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Online Resources

Below you will find databases and other online resources that will help you meet your information needs.

Library Databases
PLEASE NOTE:  Several of these databases require you to login with your library card number (full 14-digits).
Click here to learn how you can get a Sault Ste. Public Library card.

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Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
ancestry  Ancestry Library Edition
This genealogical database provides access to millions of documents from Canada, United States, U.K and other countries. Documents in the database include censuses, vital records (e.g. birth certificate, death certificate), church records, court records, and immigration records.
Please note Ancestry.ca must be accessed within the library using public internet workstations or using Library’s Wi-Fi. 
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Artemis Literary Sources
Use Artemis Literary Sources to help with literature reviews and book reports. Unlock information in primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Cross-search two or more literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online.
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Culinary Arts Collection
Culinary Arts Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines on all aspects of cooking and nutrition. The database includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
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Fine Arts & Music Collection
Fine Arts and Music Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

The Historical Forestry Database
St. Mary’s Paper Limited, formerly Abitibi Power and Paper Company, was one of the Sault Ste. Marie's first industries and the first northern Ontario paper company to start managing their forest resources to maintain sustainability. This extensive collection includes thousands of maps and aerial photographs and hundreds of thousands of other documents.
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Home Improvement Collection
Home Improvement Collection provides access to titles covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others. The database offers content that meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike.

novelist ‚ÄčNoveList and Novelist K-8
NoveList is an online searchable tool to help you find new authors, read-a-likes, award winners, and books in your favourite series. Use NoveList K-8 to help you to select the best books for young readers. 
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Research in Context
For student researchers, Research in Context offers easy access to core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, and social studies.
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Gale PowerSearch
Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research and special interest.

 


Online Resources
Below is a list the library has compiled of online resources from trusted sources.

the canadian The Canadian Encyclopedia
With more than 19,000 articles and 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio, and video, this is Canada’s encyclopedia charting the country’s events, culture, history, landscape and people. It offers accurate updated information about our people and country in both official languages (English/French).   
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Search topics such as housing law, criminal law, consumer law and more.
biographi.ca Dictionary of Canadian Biography
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is a biographical reference work developed and maintained by the University of Toronto. It contains extensive information of those who have had a significant historical role in Canada. Biographies include Jacques Cartier, Sir John A. MacDonald, Louis Riel, and Alexander Graham Bell.
g1.ca G1.ca
This online resource provides G1 practice tests for anyone that is preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.
NOTE: This is NOT an official G1 test website, please visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/ for more information about licenses and driving tests.
government of canada Industry Canada
An official Government of Canada site, Industry Canada helps you find information on Canadian companies, financing, permits, licensing, recalls, and more.
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Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a personalized learning resource for all ages that offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard for learners to study at their own pace. Subjects areas covered by Khan Academy include: math, science, computer programming, history, are history, economic, and more.

language guide Language Guide
LanguageGuide.org is geared toward helping language learners acquire the vocabulary of the physical world using an image based guide. The site is designed to give users a major boost in their vocabulary acquisition.
NASA Image and Video Library
NASA has created a searchable media library that contains images, audio files, and videos that the space agency has in its catalog. While the site does not contain all the space agency’s media, it is an extensive collection containing media related to astronauts, planets, stars, asteroids, nebulas, and countless other subjects. Media on the site is generally not copyrighted, but there are guidelines for using content from their site.
 
Population Reference Bureau Logo Population Reference Bureau
The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment. Content is global and includes information presented in written, audio, video, and infographic forms.
gov of canada Statistics Canada
An official Government of Canada site, Statistics Canada has complied statistical information from various industry sectors, census data, consumer price indexes and more. 
Service Ontario Service Ontario
Service Ontario provides government services including birth, death and marriage certificates, driver's licences, health cards, outdoors cards, and proof of age cards.
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TechBoomers
TechBoomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced internet users basic computer skills about different websites.

virtual museum Virtual Museum of Canada
With more than 500 virtual exhibits, the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) is the largest source of online content and experiences shared by large and small Canadian museums and heritage organizations. These online exhibits explore history, culture, science, and the arts, and feature fascinating stories and treasures from communities across the country.
WolframAlpha Wolfram Alpha
Wolfram|Alpha offers new way to get knowledge and answers— not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. This is an excellent source for all number related questions.