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!


Gale Small Business - Business
Gale Small Business Builder helps customers interested in planning and optimizing their businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise. Get started today!
Scott's Directories - Business
Over 176K companies & 300K executive contacts across the province.
Business eCollection - Business
New and popular titles available for download
Hamilton Red Book - Consumer Support
Regional directory of non-profit, charitable and community organizations that provide more than 4,000 programs and services for Hamilton residents
Auto Repair Source - 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 1974.
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.
Health and Wellness Resource Center - Health
Information on health, medicine, and wellness. The material is intended for informational purposes only.
Health Reference Center Academic - Health
Full-text articles from nursing and allied health journals plus a variety of medical and personal health sources.
Health and Wellness eBooks - Health
New and popular titles available for download
Career eCollection - Jobs & Careers
New and popular titles available for download.
Scott's Directories - Jobs & Careers
Over 176K companies & 300K executive contacts across the province.
Sokanu - Jobs & Careers
A career matching platform that helps people find their ideal career
Resume.com - Jobs & Careers
Search for jobs and create a professional looking resume using the Online Resume Builder
Study Guide eCollection - Learning
New and popular titles available for download.
lynda.com - Learning
Are you ready to learn? Access to over 3000 video courses taught by industry experts.
Acorn TV - Learning
Access hundreds of British TV shows and movies.
Driver's Ed Online - Learning
Online G1 Practice Tests. M1 practice tests are also available.
Great Courses - Learning
Thousands of engaging video lectures from the world's greatest professors
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.
Always available Magazines - Magazines & Newspapers
HPL magazine content is being transferred to RBDigital.
The New York Times Online - Magazines & Newspapers
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more.
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.
Marvel Comics - Magazines & Newspapers
Access hundreds of Marvel Comics.
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.
Literary eGuides - Readers' Resources
New and popular titles available for download.
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.
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