A-Z Resources List

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Academic OneFile

Focused on undergraduate research, Academic OneFile provides millions of articles from over 19,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources. It covers key subject areas including biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science and psychology.  Users can browse peer-reviewed scholarly journal content indexed in Google Scholar.

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Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

If you need information about your family history, use Ancestry.  It provides access to census materials, immigration and military records and birth, marriage and death records. 

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Arrivals In English

Arrivals in English provides essential, everyday English to newcomers adjusting to life in their local community. Aimed at Beginner-level learners, the program is organized around practical activities such as meeting people, registering with a doctor and opening a bank account.

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AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food is a comprehensive database of recipes and food culture articles for 174 countries.  There are over 7000 recipes from countries around the world with content available in 103 languages. 

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Aurora Public Library App for Android Devices

Access Aurora Public Library from your mobile device! The APL mobile app makes it easy to find and discover titles, place holds, renew items and get information about the Library.


Aurora Public Library App for Apple

Access Aurora Public Library from your Apple mobile device! The APL mobile app makes it easy to find and discover titles, place holds, renew items and get information about the Library.


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Biography (Gale in Context)

Biography contains more than 600,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Entries include videos, audio and images from hundreds of periodicals and newspapers. 

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Brainfuse: HelpNow New!

On-Demand, One-to-One Online Homework Help:

Homework help has never been easier. Brainfuse offers live-tutoring to students (K-12) in math, science, reading, social studies, history, geography and language arts. Other services include writing labs, diagnostic testing and individualized flash card creation for studying.


Britannica Library Library Card Required.

Britannica Library provides researchers of all ages - children, students, business professionals and curious seniors - with age-appropriate information.  Resources include encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, primary sources,  and dictionaries.

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Canadian RedBook

Interested in knowing how much your car is worth? Fill out the form and staff will email you the information within three business days.  

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CBC Corner

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more.
This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows,
educational kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!

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ChiltonLibrary

ChiltonLibrary provides users with detailed information on preventative vehicle maintenance and repairs. This database is continually updated and offers step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, troubleshooting guides and ASE test prep.  

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Computer Science (Gale OneFile)

Computer Science provides access to leading business and technical periodicals in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. This database provides information on computer-related news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering and the application of technology. 

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Consumer Reports Library Card Required.

Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has provided expert, unbiased product reviews for 80+ years. Consumer Reports does not accept outside advertising and tests all the products reviewed. Let them be your guide when making a purchase!

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CPI.Q (Gale OneFile)

CPI.Q  provides popular Canadian reference information. It includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals (more than 700 full text) and has a bilingual interface (English/French).  The Globe and Mail and Macleans are indexed as well.

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Creativebug Library Card Required.

Creativebug is an online learning platform dedicated to arts & crafts courses. It offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Course are taught by expert crafters and there are plenty of patterns, templates and recipes available to download and keep forever. 

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Flipster Library Card Required.

Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand that you can use on your PC, tablet or phone. Titles available through Flipster include People Weekly, AllRecipes Magazine, Baking Heaven, Real Simple, Harvard Health Letter, and Majesty.

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G1 Driver’s License Tests

Take the first step to becoming a new driver in Ontario. Learn the rules of the road and traffic signs and prepare for your G1 license test with G1.ca, which offers practice tests just like the real test. Note: G1.ca is not affiliated with Drive Test and the Ministry of Transportation.

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Gale Courses Library Card Required.

Want to learn a new skill? Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. 

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Gale eBooks Library Card Required.

Gale eBooks is an online library of reference titles that cover a wide range of topics including history, biography, law and social sciences.  This resource also provides citation tools and it allows users to highlight, take notes and do text searching.

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Hoopla Library Card Required.

Instantly access thousands of books, comics, movies, television shows and audiobooks online or on your mobile device. Enjoy 10 downloads a month. Available to APL cardholders aged 14+.

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Information Science (Gale OneFile) New!

Information Science is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Topics include usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

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Kanopy Library Card Required.

Kanopy is a movie streaming service that offers high-quality educational and entertaining films.  Movies can be watched on your preferred device - access is unlimited and all-you-can watch.

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LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required.

LinkedIn Learning offers thousands of online courses taught by industry experts.  Users can learn in-demand tech skills, increase business knowledge and enhance creativity.  Courses are offered in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.  Note: Enter Aurora Public Library's LinkedIn Library ID: aurorapl when using the LinkedIn Learning App on a mobile device. 

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes full-text poems and poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. 

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LOTE4Kids New!

Help your kids learn a language and engage with reading. Choose from thousands of picture books in 65+ languages.

Every book is fully animated, with English or LOTE subtitles and fully-voiced narration. New books and languages added every week!

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Mango Languages Library Card Required.

Always wanted to learn a language? Check out Mango Languages!  With seventy languages to choose from, Mango Languages uses a wide variety of exercises and learning activities so learners can pick up on new vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and boost their cultural IQ.

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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NAXOS Music Library Library Card Required.

NAXOS Music Library is a comprehensive classical music library that allows you to stream over 2 million songs.  Composer and artist biographies are provided as well as study guides to supplement music curriculums.

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NAXOS Music Library Jazz Library Card Required.

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy is a video learning solution with ready-to-use tutorials and a platform that allows learners to go at their own pace. Video tutorials include: Ancestry, Pressreader, Linked In Learning, Gmail and more!

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NoveList Plus Library Card Required.

NoveList provides library users with reading recommendations to help them find their next great read. You can use NoveList to find similar authors or books to the ones you already know and love.  

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Pop Culture Studies (Gale OneFile) New!

Interested in learning about what influences our society and culture? Gale OneFile: Popular Culture Studies provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

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Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile) New!

Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the Gale OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles.

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PressReader Library Card Required.

Use PressReader with your library card and get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers and magazines in more than 60 languages. Download the app and read your favourite titles on your personal device.  Please note that the Globe & Mail is only available to read when you are in the library. 

Get started by watching this online tutorial.

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Psychology (Gale OneFile) New!

Psychology provides researchers, psychologists and counselors with access to journals in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, developmental, personality and social psychology.

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Religion And Philosophy (Gale OneFile) New!

Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Learn about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. 

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Road to IELTS: Academic Library Card Required.

Road to IELTS is the official preparation course for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), one of the most popular ESL tests in Canada. You’ll find interactive activities, practice tests with answers, study guides and more to help you prepare for the IELTS Academic Test, which is meant for ESL learners applying for higher education or professional registration.

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Road to IELTS: General Training Library Card Required.

Road to IELTS is the British Council’s comprehensive, 100% online IELTS preparation program. It includes over 300 interactive activities, 13 videos giving advice and tutorials, 40 practice tests — everything your candidates need to get a great IELTS score!

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Romance BookCloud Library Card Required.

Romance BookCloud is a collection of romance eBooks. There is something for everyone - contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal and inspirational.  With a core collection of 1800 titles and new books added all the time, there is always romance to be found.

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Science (Gale OneFile)

Researchers using Science can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

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SOLARO New!

SOLARO provides curriculum-based study help to Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Science to students in Grades 3 through 12.

SOLARO contains tens of thousands of practice questions, so students can test their knowledge more thoroughly than ever before. Questions include Multiple Choice, Numerical Response, and Technology-Enhanced interactive types, including Drag-and-Drop and Graphing interactions.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that kids will enjoy reading. Kindergarten to Grade 6 students can access over 1100 titles including read-along chapter books, nonfiction titles and graphic novels. 

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TVO Learn

TVO Learn is an effective way to help your child explore learning that aligns with the Ontario curriculum, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Explore straightforward, engaging resources you can trust to support your child’s learning

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TVO Learn Mathify

TVO Learn Mathify provides online math help for Ontario students in Grades 4-12. Access our math tutoring website from any digital device, whenever you need the help.

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TVO Learn mPower

TVO Learn mPower supports math learning in classrooms across Ontario. 65+ online games bridge math learning from school to home with fun, curriculum-aligned content in math and many other subjects.

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