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Online Resources
The library offers access to a wide variety of online research resources, including magazines and encyclopedias, tools for language learning and genealogy, and e-books. Most resources can be accessed from home with your library card number. Where indicated, resources are only available for in-library use.



Britannica Library
The complete research resource: conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore your unique interests. Britannica Library also includes three levels - children, young adults, and adults.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association offers excellent resources on your mental health and understanding mental illness.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia is the authoritative encyclopedia about Canada and its people, in English and French.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Consumer Reports
Online version of the trusted magazine that reviews all sorts of consumer products.

Access: Use inside the library | Contact library staff for login information
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography provides biographies of well-known Canadians in English and French.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Early Canadiana
Resource for early Canadian documents, including 19th century journals, magazines and government documents.

Access: Use in-library only
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Formerly NetLibrary, this site lets you access eBooks, eJournals, and eAudiobooks.
Please Note: From the link, choose EBSCOhost Research Databases. You have to visit the library to set up your initial account, then you can use it from home. NetLibrary users may have to set up new accounts

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card, then username and password you choose
Mango Languages
Online language learning covering more than 30 languages, as well as English as a Second Language.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card Please note: for this database, you must add a P before your library card number to make it 7 digits long, e.g. P900000.
Novelist
Find your next read, fiction and nonfiction, by author, title, subject, genre.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card
Novelist K-8
Find your next read for kids. Fiction and nonfiction reading suggestions for children in kindergarten through grade 8.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card
Our Ontario
Find digital images, text, audio and videos about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada via a single search portal. English and French content.
Access: Use inside or outside the library
Overdrive Digital Library
Download e-books and e-audiobooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device. Browse the library and add audiobooks to your cart. When you're ready, you can check out your items using the simple online process.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Sign in with library card
Perth Courier archives
Access to the digitized edition of the Perth Courier from 1834-1984. The site, Paper of Record, also includes access to other digitized newspapers from around Ontario and around the world.

Access: Use inside or outside the library | Contact library staff to request login information
Teen Health and Wellness
Self-help for teens and young adults on topics including diseases and conditions; drugs and alcohol; nutrition and fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality and sexual health; bullying; internet safety; green living; family life, and more.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Techboomers.com
TechBoomers
Learn how to use popular websites with TechBoomers videos and articles.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
ThinkLocal.ca
ThinkingLocal.ca
ThinkingLocal.ca is a community building tool created just for the good folks of Lanark County. Our goal is to engage local citizens, start discussions, and help people shop and live locally. Whether it's something to do or something to buy, somewhere to volunteer or a place share your opinions, you'll find it here.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Tumblebooks Library
An online collection of animated, talking picture books. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration, and producing an electronic picture books that you can read or have read to you.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Tumblebooks Readables
An online collection of read-along titles for elementary and middle school students, featuring adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read, and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, and classics of American and English literature.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Virtual Reference Library
A Canadian collection of links to trustworthy websites with all sorts of resources, validated by librarians.

Access: Use inside or outside the library
Your Legal Rights
A project of CLEO, Your Legal Rights is a website of free legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario.

Access: Use inside or outside the library



Research means that you don't know but are willing to find out.
~ Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958)

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