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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. .

A to Z Publications Finder

Search our online magazines, journals, newspapers and other periodicals (excluding online magazines available through Zinio).

  • The main search box will return online articles in the results list
  • Click 'Publications' in the top left corner of the main search screen to browse or search by publication title 
  • Click 'Multimedia' to search for images

This search is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service.



Full digital copies of almost 100 popular English and French magazines, including The Economist,  Canadian Living, PCMagazine, Popular Science, and Rolling Stone.

You must create an account on the Rbdigital website. If you choose to download the RBdigital app to read magazines on a mobile deviece, you can login using the account you created on the website.

Zinio will be re-branding as RBdigital in June 2017. Users of the Zinio for Libraries app for mobile devices will need to download the new RBdigital app when it becomes available.