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Ancestry Library Edition Logo Ancestry Library Edition
Search birth, marriage, death, immigration, military, census and voter records to find genealogical information about your ancestors!
(Note: This database is only available from within the St. Catharines Public Library.)
Auto Repair Reference Center Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto Repair Reference Center provides comprehensive repair and maintenance information for most vehicle makes and models, plus technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, diagnostic troubleshooting and more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

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Biography In Context Biography in Context
Contains nearly 1,000,000 biographical entries on a wide variety of notable figures, both contemporary and historical.

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Canada In Context Logo Canada in Context
Discover new facts and information about Canada, its people and history! Geared towards students and teachers, this database provides content from a uniquely Canadian perspective. Contains full-text articles from the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s Magazine as well as a number of other national journals and magazines.
CPI Logo Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI – Q)
A wide-ranging collection of Canadian magazine and newspaper articles. Contains archived articles from the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, Canadian News Facts, Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers. Contains content from 1980 – present.
Canadian Reference Centre Logo Canadian Reference Centre
Search for Canadian facts, biographies, images, maps and flags. Full-text and peer-reviewed articles are available from Canadian and International sources. Great for projects!
Career Cruising Logo Career Cruising
Discover potential career possibilities with Career Cruising! Use the career assessment tool to determine if a career is a good fit with your personality, skills and goals. Research job postings on thousands of company websites and job boards using the job search tool! Great for students and job seekers.
Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals
Search this online version of the popular Chilton automobile manuals for reliable maintenance, recall and repair information for nearly every make and model of vehicle. Contains step-by-step instructions and useful diagrams designed to take the guesswork out of car repair!
Consumer Health Complete Logo Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, providing access to authoritative medical information, evidence reports, reference books, fact sheets, news, alternative health information, images and videos. Information provided in this database is designed to complement, not replace, the advice given by medical professionals.
Consumer Reports Logo Consumer Reports
Contains reliable reviews, expert ratings and unbiased evaluations for a wide variety of consumer products including cars, appliances and electronics. Search for a specific make and model or browse complete issues of the print magazine from the last 5 years. Don’t make any major purchase without checking Consumer Reports first!
CPI Logo Curio.ca
The Curio.ca platform provides online access to thousands of educational programs and resources from CBC and Radio-Canada. Stream documentaries, television and radio programs (including News in Review), archival material and more! Categories include Arts, Business, Education, Health, History & Geography, Sciences and Social Sciences.
Note: This resource is only available from within the St. Catharines Public Library.
Cypress Resume Logo Cypress Resume
Cypress Resume is an easy-to-use tool that helps you to create and format resumes, cover letters and reference sheets. Create a professional-looking resume and start applying to jobs in a matter of minutes!

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Explora Canada Logo Explora Canada
Not sure where to begin searching? Explora Canada will search a comprehensive selection of our online resources (all EBSCO products) at once! You can also browse topics like Arts & Literature, Biographies, Business & Government, Current Events, Geography, Health, History and Science.
Explora Canada Logo Explora Children's Library
Explora Children’s Library provides easy access to a comprehensive selection of online resources for children (all EBSCO children’s products). Search all of the resources at once, or browse for information on topics like Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.

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Freegal Logo Freegal Music Streaming & Downloads
Freegal offers download or streaming access to more than 9 million songs, from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.
There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia Logo Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Find general, up-to-date information on various topics. Search for images using the visual search option and limit your searches to full-text for the best results. You may also search within the text of articles to narrow your search to the most relevant information. Appropriate for all ages!

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Global Issues In Context Logo Global Issues in Context
Get multiple perspectives on world issues with this comprehensive database. Contains academic journal articles, magazines, podcasts, statistics, videos, images and primary source information. Highly recommended for students, educators, and researchers.
Imagine Canada Logo Grant Connect
Contains contact information for over 2200 Canadian grant-making foundations and 150 American agencies with a history of granting to Canada. An excellent resource for start up companies, small business owners and non-profit organizations.
Note: This database is only available from within the St. Catharines Public Library.

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Historic Images Logo Historic Images of St. Catharines & Niagara
We are in the process of digitizing Historic Images of St. Catharines and Niagara.
A search will produce results from both the Local Names Index and the Historic Images of St. Catharines & Niagara database.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Logo Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center is a great choice for all kinds of hobby and craft enthusiasts. It offers how-to instructions, short videos and creative ideas in arts & crafts, games & electronics, knitting, model building, scrapbooking as well as outdoor activities, such as birding and hiking. Full-text of hobby and craft magazines are provided as well.

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Kids InfoBits Logo Kids InfoBits
Search for general information on many subjects with this child-friendly database! Sources include reference material, newspapers, magazines, maps, flags, graphs and images. Also a great resource for teachers!

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LearningExpress Library Logo Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library will help you achieve your educational and professional goals. This powerful and comprehensive resource offers practice tests (ie: GED, Citizenship, English Language Proficiency) as well as skill-building exercises and assessments tools.
Literature Resource Center Logo Literature Resource Center
Designed for students, this excellent resource provides access to literary criticism, reviews, author biographies, primary source material and multimedia content.
Local Names Index Logo Local Names Index
This online index contains records for births, marriages, deaths, adoptions, anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, etc… Records available online from July 2005 – present. Older entries may be found in the Special Collections department on the second floor of the Central Library.

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Mango Languages Logo

Mango Languages
Learn a new language with Mango! This interactive, self-paced resource is designed to help you learn common conversational words and phrases in your language of choice. Great for vacationers and ESL students! Appropriate for all ages.

Download the Mango Languages app for your smart phone device.

MasterFILE Complete Logo Masterfile Complete
Search for reliable, full-text and peer-reviewed information on a wide variety of topics with Masterfile Complete. Also provides access to useful charts, photographs, diagrams, graphs, illustrations and maps. Contains articles from Consumer Reports magazine from 1985-present.

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National Geographic Kids Logo National Geographic Kids
View and search full issues of National Geographic Kids online from 2009-present, and over 200 National Geographic Kids books. Explore topics like animals, the environment, history, peoples and cultures, places, and science and technology.
National Geogaphic Virtual Library Logo National Geographic Virtual Library
National Geographic Virtual Library provides full access to every issue of National Geographic magazine from 1888 to the present, as well as National Geographic Traveler magazine (2010-present). You can also read full-text versions of National Geographic books online, and view additional maps, images and videos.
NoveList Logo Novelist
Discover exciting new authors and titles to read based upon your reading preferences! Search by author, title and series for great books for children, teens and adults. Contains read-a-like recommendations for fiction as well as a few non-fiction titles.
Novelist K-8 Logo Novelist K-8
Find new picture books and chapter books to enjoy based upon your reading preferences

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Overdrive Logo Overdrive
Search the Library’s digital media collection for thousands of free downloadable e-books and audiobooks, many of which are great for children and family reading.

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PowerSearch Logo Power Search
Maximize your results by searching several of our databases at the same time!
PressReader Logo PressReader
PressReader provides full-colour, digital access to thousands of current newspapers from around the world. Canadian titles include the St. Catharines Standard, Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star. Up to 90 days of back issues are available.
Primary Search Logo Primary Search
Search through a wide assortment of magazines and newspapers for general information that is appropriate for older elementary school students.

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RBdigital Logo RBdigital Magazine Downloads
Download your favourite magazines online with RBdigital! Unlimited access available on your computer, tablet or mobile device. 50 titles are currently available including Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, Rolling Stone, The Food Network, Canadian Living, The Economist, PC Magazine, US Weekly, Zoomer and several leading French language publications.
Reference Canada Logo Reference Canada
A Canadian searchable business directory that provides contact information for local businesses. An invaluable resource for job seekers investigating potential local employers. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will also find this resource useful for conducting market research.

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Salem Health Logo Salem Health
Search a diverse list of acclaimed medical texts including Magill’s Medical Guide and additional titles relating to cancer, complementary/alternative medicine, genetics, infectious diseases, psychology and mental health.
Salem History Logo Salem History
Search the complete content of the following printed reference sets: The Decades (American history series), Great Events From History (global events), Great Lives From History (biographies) and Milestone Documents (primary source material).
Salem Literature Logo Salem Literature
Access a combination of full-text online and print reference works with Salem Literature. Literary criticism and author biographical information is available. Also provides online access to the complete content from Critical Survey of Long Fiction and Critical Survey of Poetry, Magill's Literary Annual and Masterplots, Fourth Edition.
Salem Science Logo Salem Science
A large online database that contains the complete content of printed reference sets including information about the applied sciences, earth science, environmental issues, global warming, forensic science and astronomy.
St. Catharines Standard Logo St. Catharines Standard
Search archived articles published in the St. Catharines Standard from 1996 to the present. Please visit the second floor of the Central Library to view older articles on microfilm.
(Note: This database is only available from within the St. Catharines Public Library.)

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World Book Logo World Book
Explore this online version of the World Book Encyclopedia for general articles about people, places and things! Contains a unique portal for children (World Book Online for Kids).
World History in Context World History in Context
A comprehensive collection of over 5000 years of global historical information. This resource contains credible articles, primary source information, images, maps and audiovisual material. Curriculum specific information is available. Great for teachers and students!