eResources

eBooks & Audiobooks

OverDrive

With over 58,000 eBooks and almost 13,000 Audiobooks for Kids, Teens, and Adults, OverDrive offers an extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction titles, available to borrow for free from your local library's digital collection. Log on to Ontario Library Service Download Centre online or download the app from app.overdrive.com

TumbleBookCloud Junior

With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary! TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audio books and new National Geographic videos – many of which are paired with our e-books – a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!

TumbleBookLibrary

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

TumbleTalkingBooks

All books designated “2-in-1” and listed in the “Read-A-Longs” section of the website are TumbleTalkingBooks with the same complete narration they use in our online audio book library collection combined with the full text with adjustable font size from their TumbleReadables collection. TumbleReadAlongs are a great way to develop oral reading skills, guiding readers to identify sounds and words visually while they’re listening! Choose from a growing selection of TumbleReadAlongs that features several classics, including many Shakespearean plays.

Kids
Recommended Websites for Kids

PBS Kids

BBC Kids

National Geographic Kids

CBC Kids

Treehouse

Disney Junior

Dogo News

Funbrain

Lego

Knowledge Kids

Sesame Street

Scholastic Kids

Teens & Tweens
Recommended Websites for Teens & Tweens

Science News for Students

Channel 1 News

Teen Vogue

Gurl

Do Something

Uxbridge Youth Centre

Teens Health

Pottermore

Little Alchemy

Rotten Tomatoes

Epic Reads

What Should I Read Next?

Book Recommendations

Goodreads

Join the world's biggest book club online! Connect with friends, join discussions, write reviews and post ratings for books, get recommendations, sign up for free giveaways, explore lists, quizzes, and literary quotes, and vote on your favourite book of the year for the annual Goodreads' Choice Awards.

Fantastic Fiction

Go to Fantastic Fiction to hear the latest on new and upcoming book releases, awards, editions, and author bios!

FictionDB

FictionDB is a reference database for works of fiction with an advanced book search function, reviews, and lists.

Literature Map

Enter the name of an author and find authors that are more similar or less similar based on their proximity on the map!

Novelist

Find reviews and recommendations for literary fiction, popular fiction, and non-fiction (such as biography, history, sports, science, true crime, travel, etc.). Included are author read-alikes, book discussion guides, and feature articles. Search or browse titles by subject, setting, series, and appeal (e.g. fast-paced, funny, lyrical, intricately plotted, etc.).

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 contains materials for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles. This is a great starting place for learning about the books that you need and will want to read!

Novelist K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

Novelist Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus will help you to answer the question of what to read next.

Canadian

CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals)

Find millions of articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and International journals, magazines and reference content from Gale, all with a Canadian focus. Includes Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail; Maclean’s weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers.

Genealogy

Ancestry.com Library Edition (In Library Use Only)

Genealogical coverage of records for Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital statistics, church, court, and immigration records, including records from other geographical areas .

Find My Past

Find My Past (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. It has an unrivaled record of online innovation in the field of family history and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Mocavo, Genes Reunited, The British Newspaper Archive amongst others.

Cemetery Database

Local Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada cemeteries are being indexed in an effort to preserve local history and make it available to the public. We hope that history and genealogy researchers will find this information helpful.

Newspaper Database

Local Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada newspapers are being transcribed in an effort to preserve local history and make it available to the public.

General Interest

Mango Languages

Mango’s online language learning tools help you learn practical conversation skills for the world’s most popular languages. Whether you’re planning a trip somewhere, learning a second language for fun or have just moved to Canada and want to learn English, Mango is an easy and effective way to learn a new language at your own pace. Most of all…it’s FUN!

AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel is a resource without peer: a wide-reaching city-by-city guide for international business travel. AtoZ World Travel consists of 202 World City Travel Guides of 60+ topics each and 56 World Travel Resources. Each city receives thorough, equal treatment, with full coverage of how to get around, where to go, and what to see.

Languages

Mango Languages

Mango’s online language learning tools help you learn practical conversation skills for the world’s most popular languages. Whether you’re planning a trip somewhere, learning a second language for fun or have just moved to Canada and want to learn English, Mango is an easy and effective way to learn a new language at your own pace. Most of all…it’s FUN!

Universalis Junior Online

Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology. In this engaging learning environment, French-language students will be challenged with progressively more complex vocabulary. Carefully selected images and media facilitate comprehension.

Legal

OurOntario Government Documents

Access 29,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library, with new documents being added quarterly. You can find documents by typing in your search words in the search box, or by browsing lists of titles, a list of the ministry/agency, authors, subjects, or years.

Newspapers & Magazines

CIP.Q

Full text of Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected Globe and Mail articles, covering current events, health, technology, history, culture. Some French titles.

Research & Reference

Britannica Library

Britannica Library lets you choose from 3 levels to find information suitable for your grade or reading level. You can search for encyclopedia entries, magazine articles, images and videos.

The World Almanac for Kids Online

Exclusive cross-curricular, age-appropriate content, including material from award-winning World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Facts On File titles. Extensive, up-to-date articles; images and videos; daily features; interactive games and quizzes. Homework help tools provide information for students on how to write better papers, prepare for tests, use a dictionary and thesaurus, read maps and timelines, and more!

The World Almanac Online

xpanding on “the most useful reference book known to modern man,” The World Almanac® Online provides students and researchers with access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. A natural addition to any classroom or library, this online resource puts the reference shelf staple at users’ fingertips, with thousands of expertly organized facts.

Universalis Junior Online

Universalis Junior Online, created in collaboration with American and French education experts, provides a fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology. In this engaging learning environment, French-language students will be challenged with progressively more complex vocabulary. Carefully selected images and media facilitate comprehension.

Real Estate

AboutMyProperty

AboutMyProperty is a free, secure, online self-serve application available online at www.mpac.ca. This service grants residential property taxpayers access to detailed assessment information for their property and comparable properties in their neighbourhood. AboutMyProperty provides residential property owners access to detailed information about their property and information on up to 24 additional residential properties of their choice This information can be used to compare an assessment to similar properties in the area and help determine if the assessment is accurate. Property taxpayers may also choose to file a Request for Reconsideration through AboutMyProperty. Property owners will need their AboutMyProperty User ID and Password to login. This information can be found on the bottom right hand corner of their Property Assessment Notice.