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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. .
Collection of Canadian legal forms, agreements and commentary, covering business, commercial, leases, wills and trusts.
Business users will be most interested in contracts, waivers and forms for industrial, retail & office leases, advertising & promotion, employment, bills of exchange, loans, intellectual property, partnership, shipping and agriculture.
A unique database featuring two portals for Pre- Kindergarten to grade 3 students: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space. Each database features reading and research tools including audio, video and narrated text to support emergent readers.
Go to PebbleGo Website
Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre
Includes full-text of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques -- including temporary content from the finest publishers.
Probate & Surrogate Court Records
Index to Probate and Surrogate Court Records in Simcoe County - 1828-1929.
Available on catalogue computer 3, near elevator at Downtown Branch. Reference only - no permission to save.
Religion - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online full text encyclopedias covering religions of the world
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.
Science and Technology - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online full text encyclopedias covering general science, chemistry, environmental issues, geography and animal life
Simcoe County Surname Settlers Database
An online searchable database containing information about settlers and early residents of Simcoe County as recorded in a number of sources.
July 2016: This database is currently unavailable. Please see the Simcoe County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society for more details.
Search data from Canadian Census, Canadian Survey of Household Spending and Dun & Bradstreet Canadian Company Database. You can do both consumer and business research, gain marketing insights and combine this with web-based mapping capabilities.
Users must create a Personal Account the first time they use SimplyMap. This can be done from the SimplyMap login page.
SimplyMap is changing its name to SimplyAnalytics in mid-2017. Watch out for updates on the library website!
Click here for SimplyMap videos demonstrating how to build a search, adjust the results and export them.
Cick here for a printable guide of SimplyMap's reports and basic functions.
Society and Culture - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Online full text encyclopedias covering social issues, psychology, cultures of the world, and popular culture