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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Library Databases

Below you will find databases that will help you meet your information needs.

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.


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 must be accessed within the library using public internet workstations or using Library’s Wi-Fi. 

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Gale Literature

Gale Literature brings together your premier Gale literary content in a single cross-search experience. You’ll find intuitive search features and user-friendly tools that allow you to discover unique themes and analyze works in entirely new ways. Breathe life into the study of literature with Gale Literature.
Frontier Life

Journey to the far reaches of settler frontiers across the globe. Through a large array of unique documents, this multi-archive collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. It ranges across the various colonial frontiers of North America before touching on the settlers of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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.
Gale Power Search
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.
Literature Criticism Online

Gale's Literature Criticism Online is the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. It includes centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals, delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
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. 
Social Media Niche Academy Social Media Workshops - Niche Academy

Through self-paced workshops learn about how to use the most popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and more.
Niche Academy Technology Workshops Technology Workshops - Niche Academy

Learn at your own pace how to use various technologies through online workshops. Workshops include Windows Basic, Google products such as Gmail, using library databases such as Hoopla and Ancestry, and more.