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Directories & Encyclopedias

Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections

Provider: 
Vita
Short Description: 
Access to images and indexes from the local history collection located in the Ivey Family London Room. This is an ongoing project and new resources are always being uploaded.

Materials in this collection are housed in The Ivey Family London Room.  The London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of secondary source materials on the city of London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford as well as original materials on the city of London and Middlesex County, such as:

Salem Press eBooks

Provider: 
Salem Press
Short Description: 
Reference ebooks from Salem Press in the areas of Business, Sciences, Technology and Sociology.

Provides online access to the Library's collection of reference books from Salem Press.  Easily search for a subject or browse the whole book from the convenience of a computer or mobile device.  

World Book Student

Provider: 
World Book
Short Description: 
Features all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research.

Key features:

Explora Canada

Provider: 
Ebsco
Short Description: 
Explora searches EBSCO's most reliable content from leading magazines and reference books.

Explora offers the following content and features:

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Provider: 
Gale Cengage
Short Description: 
A selection of ebooks featuring encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects covered include technology, science, engineering, math, and social sciences.

Perhaps you’re doing a project on ancient Mesopotamia and its contributions to civilization or you need an overview of the workings of the United Nations or you need to demystify the world of computers and web portals. The Gale eBooks collection is akin to having the world of knowledge at your fingertips. The main content page lists 17 major subjects such as Arts, Environment , Law, Medicine, Multiculturalism, Nation and the World, Religion and Technology.

PebbleGo

Provider: 
EduREF
Short Description: 
A pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. PebbleGo makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. Two separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

A pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. PebbleGo makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. Two separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.