Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records including census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Available for home access until at least March 31, 2021 with a valid library card.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
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Online homework help for students in grades K-12. Live tutoring with certified tutors is available daily from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Also includes lessons, tutorials, homework tools, practice tests, writing assistance, skills building, ESL services, and an adult learning centre.
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Job search resources, including job coaching, resume critiques, interview practice, and local job postings. Live online job coaching is available daily from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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.
An essential resource for library clients! Easily borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from cloudLibrary™ to read on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. They publish reviews and comparisons of products and services based on reporting and results from their in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. Check out Consumer Reports for helpful buying guides for various products and services!
With Britannica Library, it’s easy to choose an age-appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments and working on special projects in the library or at home.
Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Flipster is a free, digital magazine service. Access dozens of popular titles and download issues for offline reading.
Freegal® is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers access to over 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over from 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Users get seven free downloads per week. To keep. Free. And unlimited streaming.
Free G1 Practice Tests, based on the official Ontario Driver’s Handbook. Ad-free, unlimited use, and no registration required. An app and the M1 Motorcycle Test also available.
Online learning with a six-week course in a structured, instructor led environment. New lessons are released twice each week and cover such topics as MS Word, Photography, Creative Writing, Guitar, Languages, Successful Relationships, Job Searching and Starting your own business.
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1894 - 2018
hoopla gives you access to movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, TV or phone! Titles can be streamed immediately (no waitlists!), or downloaded to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment. With thousands of titles to choose from, and more being added daily, hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. All you need is your Pickering Public Library card to get started!
Watch over 26,000 films from Kanopy on your computer, tablet, phone or TV! See classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS, or indulge in festival indies and world cinema from award-winning filmmakers. Kanopy makes it easy to find something great to stream: all you need is your Pickering Public Library card.
Access thoughtful, entertaining and educational films and TV series for children with your Pickering Public Library card and Kanopy Kids. Parental controls and Common Sense Media ratings help to keep your kids safe while viewing videos on your computer, tablet, phone or TV.
A large collection of ebooks, audiobooks and videos with options for adults, teens and children. Easily access your next favourite book on your eReader, tablet or phone with Libby by OverDrive and your Pickering Public Library card.
Learn at your own pace, anytime, with these popular video courses covering the latest in commercial software, creative and graphic arts, and business skills. Each course is hosted by an industry leader.
Access over 70 courses designed to help you learn a new language by building 6 critical skills: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, culture, comprehension and retention. Mango is a fast, easy and effective way to learn to speak another language!
Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.
Created especially for children, NoveList K-8 Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, helping young readers find just the right book to read. This comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, book lists and more.
Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read! This comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, book lists and more.
View documents, images and newspapers which tell the story of Pickering from its earliest people to today’s growing City. The collection contains books, photographs, maps, newspapers, family histories, and much more.
Designed for elementary school libraries, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries, and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, and space exploration.
Magazines, newspapers, and ebooks for your research projects.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. It also includes National Geographic videos and games.