This page contains links to all sorts of helpful and interesting online resources. Whether you want to search, get homework help, visit fun & safe websites for kids & teens, job search, find links to health information, research your genealogy, contact all levels of government or discover local libraries, this is the place to be!
- Teen Book Cloud
Extensive eBook collection for young adults.
- Libby App [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
Libby is a reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from the library's OverDrive collection. This free app, created by OverDrive, is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices. Libby is highly recommended for those new to borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.
- OverDrive E-audiobooks & E-Books [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
OverDrive offers thousands of downloadable and transferable digital Audiobooks available anytime! This is a project made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s $15 Million Investment in Public Libraries. Mac, PC, and portable mp3 player compatible. For more information, check out our handy OverDrive Visual Guide.
- NoveList K-8 Plus [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
A reader's advisory database for kids up to grade 8. Just like NoveList, NoveList K-8 includes information on more than 180,000 fiction tiles for all ages with subject and keyword access. A great resource for information and suggestions regarding your favourite series, authors, or books!
- NoveList Plus [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
NoveList is a reader's advisory database that includes information on more than 180,000 fiction tiles for all ages with subject and keyword access. A great resource for information and suggestions regarding your favourite series, authors, or books!
- Tumblebooks Library
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.
- Tumble Math
Math picture books, lesson plans, and quizzes.
- STEM Village (New!)
STEM Village is a leading-edge online education solution, helping put our kids on the path to real opportunity in today’s rapidly changing job market. STEM Village takes full advantage of the latest content and tools available online, by structuring learning paths, providing detailed reporting to parents, creatively rewarding students, and driving to real world outcomes including summer jobs and internships, university admissions, scholarships and, ultimately, rewarding careers.
- Kids InfoBits [Login ID: trillium]
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.
- Little Pim [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
Little Pim introduces children to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy. Accessible and engaging for young children, the method incorporates words and themes that are relevant to the child’s daily life, and research shows that early language learning enhances verbal development, social and cognitive skills.
- Global Road Warrior
Contains 175 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images.
- AtoZ World Food
With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
- AtoZ Food America
A single-source digital library reference that covers regional (6), state (50), and ethnic (35) cuisines for the entire country. This resource also contains large-scale historical, ingredient, and reference modules of great use to cooks, culinary students, and historians.
- AtoZ World Travel
AtoZ World Travel contains 175 world city travel guides, including latest-generation content, maps and photographs, plus world travel resources on a variety of topics.
- AtoZ World Business
AtoZ World Business provides users with 100 comprehensive Country Business Guides, each of which covers 115 standard topics that are vital to understanding how to do business in and with that country.This resource also contains 79 “trade tools” that range from guides to Incoterms 2010 to letters of credit, and from ocean freight containers to international contracts.
- AtoZ Maps Online
The ultimate collection of maps, the world over.
- Lingo Lite
Learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers. Each vocabulary entry includes a color photo, a native speaker video, and the word in the local language and your native language. Users can change the interface language (also 30 languages) at the click of a button.
- Mango Languages [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
Learn 22 different languages online! Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate!
- MasterFILE Premier [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
This database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
- MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection [Login ID: Your 6-digit library card number]
An extended collection of ebooks that may not be available on MasterFILE Premier.
- Canadian Reference Centre [Login ID: Username: solstrial Password: Spring2020!]
The largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian schools and libraries. The database includes leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus thousands of images from the Canadian Press.
- Canadian Literary Centre [Login ID: Username: solstrial Password: Spring2020!]
With a deliberate Canadian focus, this database consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews.
- Canadian Points of View Reference Centre [Login ID: Username: solstrial Password: Spring2020!]
Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
- EBSCO eBooks Canadian Subscription Collection [Login ID: Username: solstrial Password: Spring2020!]
Offer researchers thousands of e-books from top Canadian publishers and authors. This e-book collection covers a diverse range of subjects including topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events.
- Virtual Museum of Canada
- Digital Archive Ontario / Archives Numériques de L’Ontario
Current and historical content, curated by the Toronto Public Library with a special focus on Canadian and Ontario information.
- CBC Digital Archives
- Citations and Style Guides
- Frontier Life
This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.
- IPL2 Ready Reference (Internet Public Library)
List of resources organized by subject
- Business Plan Builder [Login ID: trillium]
Online small business planning software that provides a rich variety of recognized tools and templates enabling users to produce complete business plans and and other essential documents.
Search job listings, post your resume, and find advice and innovative tools and job search resources.
- Monster Jobs
- Job Bank
Federal government website to help you find a job. Includes online job postings, job search tips, student job search advice, and a career navigator tool. Updated every 48 hours.
- Ontario Public Service Careers
Lists available jobs throughout Ontario in the Public Service sector. Includes information for recent graduates and current students.
- County of Renfrew, Human Resources Department - Employment
A regularly updated list of jobs available working for the municipality of Renfrew County.
A Canadian job database in the style of Monster and Workopolis. Search job listings, post your resume online, and browse by province and area.
A single access point for youth-related employment information. Online tools help identify skills, plan careers, and discover what employers want. Find out how to market yourself through resumes, cover letters, interviews and application forms.
- Career Cruising
A collection of tools, including aptitude test to determine a recommended career, information about obtaining the education for it, and even a resume builder.
- Ontario Skills Passport - Skills and work habits for the workplace
- Health and Medicine [Login ID: trillium]
Discover periodicals and reference book content designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers, thanks to Gale OneFile
- Health and Wellness Resource Centre [Login ID: trillium]
Gale Health and Wellness is your first-stop resource for answers to health-related questions. Features include: An updated, easy-to-navigate interface featuring topic portals with curated content on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries.
- Renfrew County & District Health Unit
- Renfrew County Health Care Partnership
Provides links to information regarding local hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and community services. An excellent starting place to gather information.
- The Canadian Health Network
Funded by Health Canada, this site provides authoritative information for a variety of specific population groups, such as seniors, women and youth. Twenty-six topical portals provide links to local, regional & national health resources.
- Women's Health Matters
- Telehealth Ontario: Ministry Programs & Public Information
- Health Care Options: Public Information Channel
This Ministry of Health website features a Health Care Options Medical Services Directory, offering alternatives to visiting the emergency room. You can also find the nearest walk-in and after-hours clinics, urgent care centres, family health teams, general practitioners and emergency rooms by typing in your postal codes.
- Ancestry Library Edition Home Access
Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
- Legacy: Standard Edition
Downloadable program to help build your family tree, complete with searches around the world, attractive charts and the ability to cite and list your sources.
- Library and Archives Canada
- Family Search
An excellent source for free access to worldwide genealogical data, run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
- Cyndi's List
A website of links to genealogical resources. Includes more than 250, 000 links!
An on-going project trying to collect photographic records of tombstone and grave markers all across Canada.
- Automated Genealogy
Census records from 1901, 1906, and 1911. Currently indexing the 1851 census.
- Archives of Ontario
A wonderful resource for researching your family history in Ontario.