To remotely access online databases, you will need the 10 digit barcode on your library card.

Online Databases Available at CKPL

Alphabetical List of Online Databases

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 Alt HealthWatch

Alternative and Holistic Health Database 
This alternative health database provides full text to resources on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness dating back to 1990. [Ebsco]

Updated: Daily
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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. It contains records from Canada, the United States, and parts of Europe, including records such as census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, military, immigration and emigration [ProQuest].

Updated: Daily
Remote access available until the end of March 2021.
Canadian content.

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AtoZ World Travel

A to Z World Travel

A to Z World Travel features city guides including maps, excursions and day-trips, major attractions, hotels, restaurants, night life and shopping. Travel essentials include health advisories, passport and visa, embassies and consulates, currency, weather and communications information.

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.

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Brainfuse
Brainfuse

Brainfuse

Brainfuse Homework Help offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles including live tutoring, skills-building, 24/7 Help Center, writing lab, and more!

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.

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Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream provides users with access to current Canadian news content with archives back to the 1970s. [ProQuest].


Updated: Daily
Remote access available.
Canadian content.

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Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)

Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)
CPI.Q, the electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, provides the most-requested Canadian reference information available. Includes Canadian and international periodicals such as The Globe and Mail, Maclean's weekly magazine, and Canadian News Facts. Bilingual interface (English and French) [Gale].

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.
Canadian content.

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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
This is a 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 100 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers [Ebsco].

Updated: Daily.
Remote access available.
Canadian content.

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Chatham Daily News

Chatham Daily News 

Access now available through Canadian Newsstream.

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 Chilton Library

Chilton Library
Information on auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance and suspension work for mechanics of any experience level. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures. [Gale]

Updated: Monthly
Remote access available.

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Cloud Library

Cloud Library
Find titles in the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue or link directly to the library's Cloud Library website. You can download apps for your computer or mobile device from the Cloud Library website too.

Remote access available. 

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 Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete
Designed to support the information needs of patients, this full-text database covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. [Ebsco]

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports is a trusted, one-stop shopping resource complete with ratings, reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, consumer user reviews, and product video clips. [Ebsco]

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.

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 culture grams



CultureGrams

CultureGrams contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Remote access available.
Log in using your library card and PIN number.

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Creativebug
Creativebug
Creativebug is an arts & crafts resource that provides instructor led videos for beginners to expert level makers. Users have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore 1000+ classes.

Remote access available. 
Flipster

Flipster
Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service. Access magazines via a web browser or a custom app for tablets, and download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere.

Remote access available.

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G1 test

G1.ca
This online resource provides G1 practice tests for anyone that is 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 licenses and driving tests.

Remote access available.

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Gale Courses

Gale Courses
Online instructor led and/or accredited courses in business, tech software, graphic design, test prep, and more!

Remote access available.

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Gale Business Plan Builder logo

Gale Business: Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program can walk users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Password to access this database is your 10 digital library card number. 

Remote access available.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research (not updated since 2011).

Remote access available.

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Hoopla Digital

Hoopla
Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV series, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Remote access available.

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Kanopy

Kanopy
Classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies available for on-demand streaming.

Remote access available.

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Law Depot

Law Depot
Access thousands of legal forms across all categories, including real estate, business, human resources, family, and more. Access your Law Depot account at any time and from any computer with internet access to view, edit, create, and print your legal documents.

Remote access available.

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Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center  
Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive online source for literary criticism and other information about authors, their works, and literary topics. [Gale]

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.

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Maclean's Magazine Archive

Maclean's Magazine Archive - Every story, every issue, since 1905 to 2015: A searchable database of more than 100000 stories from Canada's national current affairs magazine. Available 24/7, you can read from your smartphone, tablet, ereader or computer.

Remote access available.

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Merck Manuals

Merck Manual

Online version of the trusted and widely used Merck Manual. Explains disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prognosis in everyday language.

Remote access available.

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Magill’s Medical Guide

Magill’s Medical Guide
A user-friendly interface that provides all the content of the printed version of Magill’s Medical Guide.

Tip: Add '0' to your 10 digits library barcode to login. If you use 7 digits number, please add '00' as prefix.
Remote access available.

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National Geographic Kids logo
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids offers amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms.

Remote access available.

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NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList Plus K-8
Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 is an online database with fiction titles chosen specifically to support the pleasure reading needs of students. Includes book talks, recommended reads book lists, excerpts and reading levels. [Ebsco]

Remote access available.

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus
You can search thousands of popular fiction and non-fiction titles, retrieve author-read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides and recommended reads and more. NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource [Ebsco].

Remote access available.

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OurOntario.ca Government Documents Collection

Our Ontario Government Documents Collection

Access more than 32,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library, with new documents being added quarterly.

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Overdrive Audiobooks  & eBooks

OverDrive
OverDrive provides a collection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.  All you need is the Internet and your library card! Enjoy titles immediately online, or download them for offline use. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period (14 days) and there are no late fees. 

Updated: Monthly
Remote access available.

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 PebbleGo

PebbleGo
Targeted to K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals, Science, Social Studies and Dinosaurs databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. Articles include narrated text and highlighting.

Remote access available.

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 PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo
PebbleGo Next is for researchers who have graduated from PebbleGo Science. This tool covers earth, life and physical science as well as the general field of science. Geared to learners in grades 3 - 6. Articles contain text to voice abilities and many have videos.

Remote access available.

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 Santé en français/Consumer Health Information - French (Canadian)

Santé en français   
(Consumer Health Information)

Fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé. Ces rapports couvrant diverses maladies, conditions et traitements sont vérifiés par des médecins et reflètent les données les plus récentes.

French-language articles about common medical conditions and procedures in an easy-to-understand manner.

Updated: Daily
Remote access available.
Canadian content.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library
An online collection of animated talking picture books and chapter books for adventurous young readers!

Remote access available.

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World Book Kids logo

World Book Kids
Developed specifically for children in grades one through four, World Book Kids is a fun way to introduce computer research skills to primary students using a strong, reliable source.

Remote access available.

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World Book Student logo
World Book Student
Online encyclopedia includes eBooks, videos, activities, primary sources, read-aloud, and translation features. Lexile reading levels included.

Remote access available.

Your Life Moments (Osprey Obituaries)

Your Life Moments (Osprey Obituaries)
Archive of obituaries, celebrations and announcements from Osprey newspapers across Canada.

Note: Must use Internet Explorer to access database.
In library use only.
Canadian content.

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Chatham-Kent Public Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Service).

Southern Ontario Library Service