Our Online Resources combine the dependability of traditional reference material with the convenience of access from any location, at any hour. Library Card number is required.
Looking for Ancestry? You can find it on our local history page: https://madocpubliclibrary.ca/index.php/our-services/local-history/
Canadian Points of View
Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 120 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more.
Career Cruising offers a suite of online career guidance and planning tools designed for people of all ages. Using our tools, you can find the right career, explore education and training options, build your own portfolio, manage your school’s course selection process, or set up a career development network in your community. Learn more about all of these possibilities on our Products page.
Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more!
This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows, education kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!
Consumer Health Complete
CHC is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. It provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Users can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles, as well as within evidence-based reports, fact sheets & pamphlets, drug & herb information, alternative sources, images & diagrams, and video & animations.
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EBSCOhost Research Databases
Access ebooks, audiobooks, journals and more.
Free Ontario G1 Practice Test
G1.ca is designed for Ontario learner drivers to help you pass your G1 test. Extremely user-friendly, the site provides free practice tests that imitate the official G1 test in terms of question structure and grading standards.
Global Road Warrior
With in-depth information on 175 countries, Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, travel, history, customs, and language.
Categories include: Culture & Society, Greetings & Courtesies, Food & Recipes, and National Symbols. All maps and images can be used in student projects.
NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList’s expertise in books and reading means that you’ll always get the best help for finding just the right books. Features include Read-alike recommendations, Series information, Award winners, and mood and style lists catered to you.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Created especially for children and the adults who work with them, NoveList K-8 Plus is an online database of reading recommendations which encourages reader success. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, kids can use NoveList K-8 Plus to find just the right books for their reading levels and interests, while parents, teachers and librarians can use it to find valuable teaching resources that will engage young readers.
Overdrive – Ontario Library Service Download Centre
Download digital Audiobooks and eBooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device! This is a project made possible by the Ontario Ministry of Culture’s $15 Million Investment in Public Libraries.
Teen Health & Wellness
The award-winning and critically acclaimed database from Rosen Publishing Online, provides students with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
To access the site, click on Instant Login from the menu under the logo, then choose “Log in with your library card” at the bottom of the menu.
World Book – Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
World Book’s excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish for young learners.
World Book – L’Encyclopedie Decouverte
Rich media and excellent editorial content in French.
World Book Activity Corner
Activity Corner offers thousands of projects suitable for a wide range of skill levels, ages, and instructional goals.
World Book Advanced
A powerful reference tool designed for high school students and adults.
World Book Early World of Learning
A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes.
World Book Info Finder
Designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs with thousands of articles and a robust collection of research tools.
World Book Kids
Engaging content, features, and tools developed especially for young users.
World Book Online Super Home Page
Access Hub for Online World Book resources.
World Book Reference Center
For advanced researchers and information seekers.
World Book Student
A mainstay to meet the research needs of students in primary/elementary and middle school with thousands of articles and multimedia.
World Book Timelines
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.