A to Z Database

Image of Library Card.Academic OneFile
Academic journal articles on a wide variety of subjects, including physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology and literature.

AMICUS - The online catalogue of the National Library of Canada provides access to the holdings of the National Library, as well as public and academic libraries across the country. Click on the "Search Amicus" button to begin.

Image of Library Card.Ancestry Library Edition
The largest genealogical resource on the web with over 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 collections, Ancestry includes census, birth / death / marriage and immigration records, along with images, passenger lists and directories. The Ancestry Learning Centre offers tips and tricks to help you research genealogy like a pro. Please note that due to licence requirements, access to Ancestry Library Edition is available in the library only.

Archives of Ontario - The AO website helps you access the vast historical collection held by the Archives of Ontario. Their holdings include government records, birth / death / marriage registrations, company records and much, much more.

Image of Library Card.Auto Repair Reference Centre 
This database provides repair information for domestic and foreign cars, trucks and vans dating back to 1954. Features include repair procedures (with illustrations), service bulletins, wiring diagrams and more.

Image of Library Card.Books in Print
A searchable database of over 5 million books, e-books and audio books, with reviews and author biographies. Click here to access Books in Print from within the library.

Business Advisory Centre Durham - Located in Whitby, the BACD assists small business and entrepreneurs with market research, business plan development and connections with key business professionals.

Canada in the Making - This site combines narrative history and primary documents to detail the history of Canada's constitution, Aboriginal treaties, pioneers and immigrants.

Canadian Encyclopedia - Originally created as a three-volume set of books in 1985, the Canadian Encyclopedia provides comprehensive and accurate information on topics related to Canada.

Image of Library Card.Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
This database consists of essays and supporting material on a wide variety of controversial topics. Both sides of each subject are presented, with overviews, points and counterpoints. CPOV is great for opinion papers and essays for high school and beyond.

CANSIM - Statistics Canada's database of socioeconomic statistics provides a wealth of data.

CIA World Factbook - This site provides country information, statistics, maps and flags.

Image of Library Card.Consumer Health Complete
Health information on a wide variety of topics from reference books & encyclopedias, evidence-based reports, magazines and journals. Drug and alternative health information is also available.

Image of Library Card.Consumer Reports magazine
Consumer Reports is an unbiased, authoritative source for reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and much more. Online access to this magazine is provided through our subscription to EBSCOHost.

Department of Justice Laws - This site provides access to the consolidated laws and statutes of Canada.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Based on the multi-volume encyclopedia, this site provides free access to extensive biographies of hundreds of important Canadians who lived between the years 1000 and 1930.

Durham Region Libraries - This web page provides links to all eight public library systems in Durham Region, as well as the Durham College / UOIT library.

Picture of a Whitby Public Library card.EBSCO Explora
Explora offers access to thousands of magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals on a wide variety of subjects. Many of these titles are unavailable elsewhere. Explora also offers biographies, topic overviews, photos and maps.

eLaws - Use the Government of Ontario eLaws site to access official copies of Ontario statutes and regulations.

Image of Library Card.Encyclopedia of Small Business
This e-book provides key information for small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy and more.

Image of Library Card.Explora Primary Search
Explora Primary is a kid's database with an encyclopedia, newspaper & magazine articles, an animal encyclopedia, dictionary and pictures, all designed for grades kindergarten to grade 5.

Family Search - Family Search is an extensive database of genealogical resources from around the world.

Image of Library Card.Full Text Finder
Our databases contain thousands of magazines, newspapers and journals. Use the Full Text Finder to find magazines by title and subject in any database.

Image of Library Card.Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia containing over 25,000 articles for primary and intermediate grades.

Image of Library Card.Gale Biography in Context
Thousands of biographies of famous and important people, current and historic.

Image of Library Card.Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of encyclopedias and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Image of Library Card.History Reference Centre
Full-text resources from thousands of books, magazines, journals, historical documents and biographies. This database also includes access to over 80 hours of historical video.

INFO Union Catalogue - This merged catalogue allows searches of public library collections across Ontario.

Inform Durham - Inform Durham is a searchable database of community organizations and groups throughout Durham Region. Maintained by the United Way, it's a great resource for finding clubs, charitable groups and service organizations.

L'Encyclopédie Canadienne - Une ressource d'information complète et précise sur tous les sujets propres au Canada.

LEGISinfo - This site provides information on federal legislation currently before Parliament, including full texts of bills and summaries.

Legislative Assembly of Ontario Bills and Lawmaking - Learn about provincial legislation currently under consideration at Queen's Park.

Library & Archives Canada Genealogy Services - Library & Archives Canada's extensive holdings for genealogists include records relating to the Census, military, immigration and more.

Library of Parliament Research Publications - The Library of Parliament's Parliamentary Information and Research Service provides research, analysis and written reports to Parliament and the Senate. Their research papers, available through this site, are excellent sources of information on topics related to federal legislation and policy.

Picture of a Whitby Public Library card.Lynda.com
Lynda is a premier online learning site helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Lynda offers Whitby residents a constantly growing library of over 4,000 courses on a wide variety of topics, including over 150,000 instructional videos.

Medline Plus - Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, this site offers reliable and up-to-date information about illnesses, wellness, prescription drug information and more.

Merck Medical Manuals - Merck Manuals explain disorders, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated. Both consumer and medical professional versions are available.

National Science Library - This site, created by the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI), offers access to science-related journal articles from a number of sources.

Image of Library Card.NoveList Plus K-8
Just like NoveList Plus, the K-8 version helps kids from Kindergarten to Grade 8 find new books to enjoy. 

Image of Library Card.NoveList Plus
A reading database that helps you find new books to enjoy. NoveList provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles. 

Image of Library Card.ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Toronto Star
A fully digitized and searchable database of every issue of the Toronto Star from 1894 to 2013. Every page is included, from the headlines to the classifieds. Click here to access the Toronto Star from inside any library branch.

Image of Library Card.Reference Group
A comprehensive directory of 1.5 million Canadian companies of all sizes and types. The database is searchable by type of business, name, location and more.

Whitby Public Library CardSanté en français -  Une collection de rapports couvrant diverses maladies, conditions et traitements avec les données les plus récentes.

Service Canada - Service Canada is your one stop site for information on programs and services offered by the Government of Canada, including Social Insurance Numbers, Passports and Employment Insurance.

Service Ontario - This portal helps you access programs and services provided by the Government of Ontario, including business name registration, birth certificate applications and Provincial Park campsite reservations.

Statistics Canada - StatsCan is the official source for statistics about every facet of Canadian life.

Town of Whitby - The municipal website provides access to Council, services and staff of the Town of Whitby.

Image of Library Card.Tumblebooks
An online collection of talking picture books for kids. Click here to use Tumblebooks inside the library.

Unite for Literacy - Unite for Literacy is a free eBook source designed to help kids with reading. There are 120 diverse books with 26 different language narrations, making them perfect for new readers everywhere.

Whitby Chamber of Commerce - The Whitby Chamber is the dynamic, member-driven voice of Whitby's business community.

Whitby Historical Newspapers
Scanned copies of historic Whitby newspapers starting in the 1850s and continuing to the 1990s. Newspapers in the collection include the Whitby Chronicle (1857-1912), Whitby Gazette (1862-1912), Whitby Gazette & Chronicle (1912-1941), Whitby Free Press (1971-1996), and others. 

Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection - Our Archives' photo collection consists of thousands of images detailing the rich history of Whitby.

Whitby This Week - Part of the larger Metroland chain, Whitby This Week is Whitby's community newspaper.

Working in Canada - This federal government site provides access to the Job Bank listings, as well as job wage & outlook data and a resume builder.

Image of Library Card.Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
This online encyclopedia presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics.