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Featured Resources

Ancestry
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Linked In Learning (was Lynda.com)

Resources by Category

Homework Help - Elementary
Brainfuse HelpNow
Free, online homework help from live tutors every day from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.! Assistance is available in a variety of Ontario curriculum subjects, for grades K through 12.
Explora
A safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on computers and mobile devices.
L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (French World Book)
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources in French.
Learning Express
Learning Express provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career development for students and professionals.
Linked In Learning (was Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is an online database offering video courses led by experts on topics such as web design, business/marketing, software development, photography, video/music/audio editing, 3D animation, and graphic design. Create a LinkedIn account using your APL library card number, password and email address today!
MasterFile Elite
MasterFILE Elite is a research database that provides full-text articles and reports from magazines, periodicals, and reference books covering virtually every subject of interest. Citation information is available.
Summa
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Summa Kids
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
World Book Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning is a richly visual interactive encyclopedia for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades and is designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.
Worldbook Advanced
Search thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries and multimedia reference materials. This database uses technology to deepen comprehension, encourages collaboration with content sharing tools and has advanced lesson plans and assessments for classroom support.
Worldbook Online for Kids
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.
Worldbook Student
Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools. Behind the Headlines puts the day's top stories in context for kids. Biography Center houses more than 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Kids can even search by time period, nationality, gender, and more.
Homework Help - Post Secondary
Brainfuse HelpNow
Free, online homework help from live tutors every day from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.! Assistance is available in a variety of Ontario curriculum subjects, for grades K through 12.
MasterFile Elite
MasterFILE Elite is a research database that provides full-text articles and reports from magazines, periodicals, and reference books covering virtually every subject of interest. Citation information is available.
Worldbook Online Reference Centre
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
Homework Help - Secondary
Brainfuse HelpNow
Free, online homework help from live tutors every day from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.! Assistance is available in a variety of Ontario curriculum subjects, for grades K through 12.
Learning Express
Learning Express provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career development for students and professionals.
MasterFile Elite
MasterFILE Elite is a research database that provides full-text articles and reports from magazines, periodicals, and reference books covering virtually every subject of interest. Citation information is available.
Summa
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Summa Kids
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Worldbook Online Reference Centre
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
Job Help
Brainfuse JobNow
Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional résumé critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career centre seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.
Languages and Culture
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgoz (Spanish World Book)
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources in Spanish.
L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (French World Book)
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources in French.
Tumblebook Collection
Enjoy this comprehensive collection of animated, talking picture books. Kids learn the joy of reading and build their vocabulary through the narration, animation and music accompanying these books. Included are supportive videos, puzzles and games to involve and educate your child further.
Lifelong Learning
Brainfuse HelpNow
Free, online homework help from live tutors every day from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.! Assistance is available in a variety of Ontario curriculum subjects, for grades K through 12.
Canadiana
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
G1 Training
With the Ajax Public Library, you can now practice for your G1 tests with confidence. Access both car and motorcycle quizzes, faqs and helpful hints.
Learning Express
Learning Express provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career development for students and professionals.
Linked In Learning (was Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is an online database offering video courses led by experts on topics such as web design, business/marketing, software development, photography, video/music/audio editing, 3D animation, and graphic design. Create a LinkedIn account using your APL library card number, password and email address today!
Summa
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Summa Kids
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Local History
Ancestry
Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.
Canadiana
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
Newspapers and Magazines
Ancestry
Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.
Canadiana
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
Explora
A safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on computers and mobile devices.
MasterFile Elite
MasterFILE Elite is a research database that provides full-text articles and reports from magazines, periodicals, and reference books covering virtually every subject of interest. Citation information is available.
PressReader
PressReader provides interactive, digital access to nearly 7,000 of the world's best newspapers and magazines. With access to PressReader, users can read everything from local news stories to pop culture magazines, industry reports, and national opinion pieces.
Worldbook Advanced
Search thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books. Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries and multimedia reference materials. This database uses technology to deepen comprehension, encourages collaboration with content sharing tools and has advanced lesson plans and assessments for classroom support.
Worldbook Student
Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools. Behind the Headlines puts the day's top stories in context for kids. Biography Center houses more than 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Kids can even search by time period, nationality, gender, and more.
Reading Recommendations
Tumblebook Collection
Enjoy this comprehensive collection of animated, talking picture books. Kids learn the joy of reading and build their vocabulary through the narration, animation and music accompanying these books. Included are supportive videos, puzzles and games to involve and educate your child further.
Reference and Research
Ancestry
Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Free, online homework help from live tutors every day from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.! Assistance is available in a variety of Ontario curriculum subjects, for grades K through 12.
Canadiana
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
Explora
A safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Explora provides easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on computers and mobile devices.
Linked In Learning (was Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com) is an online database offering video courses led by experts on topics such as web design, business/marketing, software development, photography, video/music/audio editing, 3D animation, and graphic design. Create a LinkedIn account using your APL library card number, password and email address today!
Summa
Summa is 100% Canadian videos and podcasts, that are specially selected to fit with school curriculum. Content is available for grades K to 12, and can be helpful for students, teachers, and parents to reinforce subjects in an engaging way.
Worldbook Online Reference Centre
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
Worldbook Student
Optimized for iPads, this comprehensive sites includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools. Behind the Headlines puts the day's top stories in context for kids. Biography Center houses more than 10,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Kids can even search by time period, nationality, gender, and more.