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Alphabetical Listing of Databases

This presents current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Discover Canada's social and economic past through the people, events and facts that have shaped this vast country. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program. Available Online
The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about our people and country. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies and an image collection containing more than one million photos, maps and flags. The collection also includes images from Canadian Press. Available Online
Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws. Available Online
Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. All you need to start borrowing are your library card and your pin. Download the Aldiko Next app to access Cantook Station on all your devices! For more information, check out the helpful Startup Guides.

Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Pour y accéder, vous aurez simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et de votre pin. En téléchargeant l’application Aldiko Next, vous aurez aussi accès à Cantook Station sur tous vos appareils! Pour plus d’information, consultez les Guides de démarrage.

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CBC Corner - Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more! Available Online

L’espace Radio-Canada vous permet de découvrir le meilleur du contenu canadien. Ce portail numérique offre un accès direct à de l’information digne de confiance, des émissions de radio et des reportages locaux, des émissions de télévision divertissantes, des documentaires, films et balados primés, des contenus éducatifs pour enfants, les derniers résultats sportifs, ou encore une application d’apprentissage linguistique pour améliorer son français ou son anglais! Disponible en ligne
Join the Online Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, or Business Books Clubs and start reading books in your email. Each day we’ll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. If you’d like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week a new book is featured. Sign up today and start reading tomorrow! (Service provided by Chapter-A-Day.com.) Available Online
Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Its work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
CodeCombat is a game-based learning platform to teach yourself how to code. You'll be using real-text coding (Python, C++, or JavaScript) to solve puzzles and learn the concepts of coding, web design and game design. With over 500 levels to play and a competitive AI coding league, CodeCombat offers a comprehensive and engaging experience to those wanting to learn how to code.

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  3. At the Code Combat website, create a Code Combat account with your library card number, or "Sign In" if you already have an account.
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Provides access to current Consumer Reports information. Available Online
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, and some courses are free. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
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