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Language learning

Mango Languages

This PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun. Get the Mango app:

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Reading and literature

NoveList Plus

Includes information on more than 180,000 fiction titles for all ages with subject and keyword access; more than 36,000 individual subject headings (fiction); 200,000+ full-text reviews and descriptions from Booklist, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others. Searches can be limited by reading level, using Lexile scores to match students with books geared to their reading ability.
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Genealogy and local history

Ancestry Library Edition

Provides access to information of interest to family history researchers.  Coverage includes Canada, United States, the UK and more from over 4,000 collections.
For in-library use only. 

Frontier Life

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Carleton Place Local History

Straight from the pages of the Carleton Place newspapers of yesteryear, this blog covers the local history of Carleton Place, Beckwith and Ramsay/Mississippi Mills.

Newspapers and research

Canadian Reference Centre

Provides full text for leading Canadian newspapers including Canadian Press, The Guelph Mercury, The Hamilton Spectator, La Presse Canadienne (en Francais), The Record and Toronto Star. It also includes full text for leading Canadian reference books including Canadian Global Almanac.
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World Book Advanced

Includes encyclopedia articles, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.  Research tools, including the Dictionary, Atlas, and local and country research guides help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

Ontario Newspaper Index

Two hundred years of Ontario newspapers, now online.
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Health and wellness

Consumer Health Complete

Covers health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Information provided should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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Merck Manuals

Online version of the trusted and widely used Merck Manual. Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis in everyday language. Information provided should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or

Careers and skills upgrading

Glassdoor

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.

Techboomers.com 

is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

G1.ca

provides G1 practice tests for anyone preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.

NOTE: this is NOT an official G1 test website.  Please visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca for more information about licences and driving tests.

Teen resources and homework help

OverDrive Teens

ebooks and e-audiobooks for young adult audiences. Get the Libby app for Overderive

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Consumer Health Complete

Contains dozens of articles on a variety of teen health topics from smoking and sexting to dealing with anger and coping with divorce. “TeenTalk” articles are aimed at teens, while “How to Talk to Teens” articles provide tips to parents on starting difficult but important conversations.
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World Book Advanced

Includes encyclopedia articles, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.  Research tools, including the Dictionary, Atlas, and local and country research guides help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

NoveList Plus

Includes information on more than 180,000 fiction titles for all ages with subject and keyword access; more than 36,000 individual subject headings (fiction); 200,000+ full-text reviews and descriptions from Booklist, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others. Searches can be limited by reading level, using Lexile scores to match students with books geared to their reading ability.
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G1.ca

Provides G1 practice tests for anyone preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.

NOTE: this is NOT an official G1 test website.  Please visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca for more information about licences and driving tests.

Children’s resources and homework helpers

NoveList K-8 Plus

A fiction database designed especially for elementary and middle schools.
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OverDrive Kids

eBooks for children, including picture books, chapter books, and audiobooks you can download or listen to online. Get the Libby app for Overdrive:

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Resources for parents

Language Express

Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Services System helps families in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. They provide services for preschool children with speech and language difficulties. These services are free and available to children from birth until the beginning of their Senior Kindergarten year.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Services to promote healthy living, healthy growth and development, prevent illness and injury and control communicable diseases in the community. Services are available to individuals and groups of all ages in a variety of places. A referral is not needed for any service.

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read is a program from the American Library Association that sets out the skills kids need to practice to be prepared for reading when they get old enough. What are the skills? It’s simple! Talking, playing, singing, writing, and reading. Anyone can do these things with their child to help get things started.

Ressources en français

Consumer Health Information

(French language interface) offers detailed answers to the 200 most-commonly-asked health questions. Supporting the needs of patrons and patients, these answers are provided in evidence-based reports that feature graphics, illustrations, easy-to-read text and links to additional information.
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NoveList French Interface

A comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction lovers. NoveList will help you to answer the question of what to read next.
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Cantook Station

Carries a wide variety of genre fiction collections and popular non-fiction categories for both adults and children in French.

Well-known Québecois authors are represented (e.g. Sylvie Gendron, Claude Jutras, Félix Leclerc), and there are some translations of popular fiction titles from other languages.

Get the apps

Mango Languages
Learn a new language.
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Hoopla
Stream movies, TV shows, music, graphic novels, audiobooks, and eBooks!
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Flipster
Download best-selling magazines.
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Libby (new OverDrive app)
Download eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.
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