What are databases?

Databases are online research tools used for entertainment or research. Using these tools you can find full text documents, articles and other great resources. These resources are all free to use. For some of the resources you will need your Gravenhurst Library card.

Why use Online Research Tools?

  • Easy to search for reliable, current and expert-reviewed information
  • Updated frequently with clear publication details
  • Available 24/7 (except Ancestry Library Edition which is only available at the library)


Ancestry Library Edition

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 Access Ancestry Library Edition
Search for your ancestors in census records, immigration records, military records, historical newspapers and much more. You might even find an entire branch of your family tree! (For use in Library only)


Canadian Citizenship Practice Test

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Practice questions are based on the the official study guide “Discover Canada”. Learn about Canada’s history and geography, economy, symbols, justice system, governing system, and the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian.

Consumer Reports 

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 Access Consumer Reports 
 Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews. 


The Great Courses: Library Collection

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The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more. 
Find it in the Libby app.
Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

Heritage Quest  

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 Access Heritage Quest Online 
  Discover your family history today.  Billions of records including: genealogy, census and family history.



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Access IndieFlix 
IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Find it in the Libby app. 
Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started!

LinkedIn Learning (Formally

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 Access LinkedIn Learning
 Learn a new skill online, on your time.  Courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry   experts.


Mango Languages 

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Access Mango Languages 
Mango is an online language-learning resource that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

National Geographic Kids 

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 Access National Geographic Kids  
 Dare to explore.


Novelist Plus

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Access Novelist Plus 
Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Find author read-a-likes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more!

Novelist Plus K-8

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Access Novelist Plus K-8 
Read-a-likes, author information and book summaries are all here! 


Ontario G1 Practice Tests

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Access Ontario G1 Practice Tests
Breeze through your Ontario G1 test or driver's license renewal/reinstatement exam when you study using real questions from the official Driver's Handbook.


Qello Concerts 

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Access Qello Concerts 
Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

Find it in the Libby app.
Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started.


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