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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

Online Databases

Online Databases

Do research 24/7

These databases allow you to do research in magazine and newspaper articles covering a wide range of subjects. You can find the fulltext for many major Canadian newspapers, and current and back issues of over 1,000 magazines.

Many of our databases are available through the library's web site 24/7, whether from the library, home, school or work.

PLEASE NOTE: You will now need your 14-digit library card number AND your 4 digit PIN in order to access many of our online resources. .

Academic OneFile

Access to over 8000 full text journals and newspapers covering business, science, medicine, and engineering. This online resource is a good source of academic and scholarly information.


Consumer Health Complete

Consumer oriented information for all issues dealing with health and wellness - from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.



Search for magazine, journal articles, essays and radio transcripts on general interest topics including Consumer Reports, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. You can also find related e-books from EBSCO. 

Explora searches across the following EBSCO databases: MasterFILE Premier, Canadian Literary Centre, Canadian Points of View, Consumer Health Complete, EBSCOHost e-Books.


Health and Medicine - Gale Virtual Reference Library

Online full text encyclopedias covering medical and health related issues, including diseases, drugs, nutrition and alternative medicine


Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health And Wellness Resource Center provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.


Santé en français

Fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé. Ces rapports couvrant diverses maladies, conditions et traitements sont vérifiés par des médecins et reflètent les données les plus récentes / Provides consumer health information based on the most recent scientifically based studies. These physician-verified reports cover a variety of diseases, conditions and treatments. 


Teen Health and Wellness

Provides students with research support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.