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.
AutoMate - 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 1975.
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 - Health
Consumer Health Complete
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.
Career Cruising - Jobs & Careers
Interactive career development and job search resources. Includes a resume builder.
lynda.com - Learning
Are you ready to learn? Access to over 3000 video courses taught by industry experts.
Mango Languages for Libraries - Learning
An online language learning system with over 45 courses for English speakers and 14 ESL courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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