You can access several online resources containing vast amounts of information on virtually any topic with your library card. Some can only be accessed from library computers. Please select below.
- Find books
- General reference sources, including encyclopedias
- *NEW!* Genealogy
- Health information
- Travel and maps
- Go straight to the catalogue if you're looking for a particular book. If it's not listed, contact Library staff -- just about any book can be brought to your local library
- Request titles for your book club online
Catalogue - The 'card catalogue' listing over 100,000 books and magazines available in South Shore Public Libraries' branches.
Digital catalogue -
General reference sources
Canadian Encyclopedia the authority on all things Canadian for more than 20 years.
Explore the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture.
Canadiana.org - Investigate Canada's documentary heritage content online.
E-Stat - With E-STAT you can generate dynamic tables, customize graphs and maps using Statistics Canada's Census of Population and socioeconomic data. Accessible from library computers only.
Cochrane Library - The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including reliable evidence. It brings you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and is recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.
Travel and maps
Global Road Warrior - Deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security for 175 countries.
a collection of political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps, with new maps added each month.
Ancestry Library Edition - an extensive online database of genealogical information; please note that Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed using library computers.