Online Resources

HPL offers a wide-range of premium online resources to address research needs for all ages. Visiting the EBSCO search site will allow a broad-range search of many of those resources. Try the search on the EBSCO site!


Scott's Directories - Business
Over 73K companies & 135K executive contacts across the province.
Auto Repair Reference Centre - Consumer Support
Find information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945.
Consumer Reports - Consumer Support
Subscriber-level access to a full-range of Consumer Reports product reviews.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia - Encyclopedias
Over 25,000 encyclopedia entries covering a variety of subject areas
Ancestry Library Edition - Genealogy
The Library edition of the popular genealogical search engine Ancestry.com. Only available in-branch.
Consumer Health Complete (French) - Health
Santé en français fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé.
Consumer Health Complete - Health
Consumer Health Complete
Career Cruising - Jobs & Careers
Interactive career development and job search resources. Includes a resume builder.
Mango Languages for Libraries - Learning
An online language learning system with over 45 courses for English speakers and 14 ESL courses.
lynda.com - Learning
Are you ready to learn? Access to over 3000 video courses taught by industry experts.
Press Reader - Magazines & Newspapers
The most convenient and complete way to read all your favourite newspapers and magazines on one site. Including "Globe and Mail", "Toronto Star", and many foreign language newspapers.
Canadian Reference Centre - Magazines & Newspapers
Full text information for over 150 Canadian periodicals and over 400 international periodicals; reference books; biographies and an Image Collection photos, maps and flags.
Masterfile Premier - Magazines & Newspapers
Contains full text magazine and journal articles, images, reference books and primary source documents. Subjects covered: general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
Hamilton Spectator - Magazines & Newspapers
Full text coverage of The Hamilton Spectator from October 7, 1991 - Present.
Ontario Newspapers - Magazines & Newspapers
Full text access to over 100 local Ontario newspapers, including The Hamilton Spectator, Toronto Star, Burlington Post and more.
Globe & Mail Historical - Magazines & Newspapers
Provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the last 170 years.
Novelist - Readers' Resources
NoveList is a fiction database that provides reviews, annotations, and subject heading access for over 135,000 fiction titles. Includes author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and more.
Global Books in Print - Readers' Resources
Find individual books, publishers, awards, and reviews.
Canadian Points of View - Homework Help
Designed to provide students with a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue affecting Canadians.
Biography in Context - Homework Help
Delivers research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.
Europa World Yearbook - Homework Help
Political and economic information on over 250 countries and territories.
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