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Homework Help - Elementary
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.
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.
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 provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career development for students and professionals.
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 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.
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.
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.
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
Homework Help - Secondary
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 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 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.
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
Job Help
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
Canada's most comprehensive and diverse full-text online database that includes coverage from a Canadian perspective. Spanning agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, social sciences, and more subject areas.
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources in Spanish.
For primary and junior-aged students with easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources in French.
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
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.
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
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 provides interactive tutorials, practice tests, e-books, flashcards and articles for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation and career development for students and professionals.
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!
Local History
Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.
Canada's most comprehensive and diverse full-text online database that includes coverage from a Canadian perspective. Spanning agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, social sciences, and more subject areas.
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
Newspapers and Magazines
Canada's most comprehensive and diverse full-text online database that includes coverage from a Canadian perspective. Spanning agriculture, business and economics, education, government and politics, health sciences, history, literature, social sciences, and more subject areas.
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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
Access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia and more.
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.
Catalogue of 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.
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.
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!
For high school and above - current events, computer & web tutorials, eBooks, employment & money sense and research/speaking/writing skills information.
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.