Electronic resources (or E-Resources for short) are materials that require an internet collection to view. On this page, we have compiled a list of free resources for non-library users, as well as the links to our subscribed resources for registered library members.
Subscribed e-resources can be used in-house either on a library computer or while accessing the library Wi-Fi from your own device.
To access these resources outside of the library, you will need your library card number. If you do not have access to your library card for any reason, your card number may be requested from staff with proof of identity.
If you need any help accessing these resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
In-House Use / Library Card Required
A-Z World Travel
An online city-by-city tourist and culture resource for anyone looking to travel out of the country.
Ancestry Library Edition
Want to learn more about your Family Ancestry? We've got you covered! Search for your relatives to see what others have added or begin creating your family tree with this online resource. (In-House Use Only)
Fact-checked and objective articles, videos, biographies and more on a wide variety of subjects. Includes a separate area for children and youth.
Sign out ebooks and audiobooks on your computer, tablet, KOBO or phone with your library card number.
Easily search over 17,000 publications from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, the Economist, the New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Online Encyclopedia with a focus on Canadian history, culture, geography, people, and more. View individual articles on your topic of interest or browse collections on a variety of topics, as well as timelines for major events and topics in history.
Encyclopedia of Life
An online Encyclopedia with a specialized and thorough focus on all living organisms, such as animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria, to help you learn more about living nature. All information is compiled from books, published journals, and databases.
The Old Farmer's Almanac
A reference database companion to the published book, the Old Farmer’s Almanac website provides information on weather forecasts, charts and history, tide charts, moon phases, planting calendar for those who grow their own food, and more.
Hastings Highlands/North Hastings Business Directory
A local business directory for the Hastings Highlands and North Hastings region.
Ontario Government Directory for finding contact information for government agencies and employees.
A directory helping Canadians locate human information services in their community. Information may include
(but not be limited to) community programs, emergencies/crises, training, family services, income support, health
care, homelessness, and more.
Steps to Justice
A step-by-step guide to Ontario Law
Your Legal Rights (CLEO)
Free, easy to use legal information for Ontario residents.
Ontario Fishing Regulations
Annual guide to recreational fishing regulations in Ontario.
An online English Dictionary which also provides things like a word of the day, articles explaining the difference between words with similar meanings, and other grammar-related topics.
An online Thesaurus that lets you search for synonyms and antonyms, adjust the length of the word you’re looking for, and provides words with a different connotation to the one you’re searching for.
Collins French/English Dictionary
With over 230,000 translations and helpful sentence examples, the Collins French Dictionary is useful for looking up french terms and improving understanding of french grammar.
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
If you can’t figure out the right word to describe something, this website can help you by searching the definition or concept instead.
Easy to use website for creating posters, social media graphics and more.