Open Source Resources

Archives Numériques de l’Ontario
This French database lets users explore all digitized items held by Toronto Public Library, including over 100,000 historical photos, maps, postcards, and more from Ontario. Suitable for Grades 4+!

Burlington Digital Archive
Explore the local history of Burlington through this curated collection. Suitable for Grades 7+!

CBC Corner
CBC/Radio-Canada have partnered to offer you this one-of-a-kind portal to discover unique Canadian and local content including news, TV and radio shows, podcasts, kids content, a language learning app and much more!​ Suitable for Grades 7+!

Canadian Encyclopedia
A bilingual, national online encyclopedia produced by, for, and about the people of Canada, charting its events, culture, history and landscape. Suitable for Grades 4+!
Canadian Encyclopedia User Guide

Digital Archive Ontario
Explore all digitized items held by Toronto Public Library, including over 100,000 historical photos, maps, postcards & more from Ontario. Suitable for Grades 4+!

Encyclopédie Canadienne
A bilingual, national online encyclopedia produced by, for, and about the people of Canada, charting its events, culture, history and landscape. Suitable for Grades 4+!
Canadian Encyclopedia User Guide

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
A free archive of indexed publications related to the Americas and written in Europe before 1750. It includes thousands of valuable primary source records covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. Suitable for Grades 7+!

L’espace​ 
CBC/Radio-Canada have partnered to offer you this one-of-a-kind portal to discover unique Canadian and local content including news, TV and radio shows, podcasts, kids content, a language learning app and much more!​ Suitable for Grades 7+!​ Google Scholar​
Use this simple tool to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites. Suitable for Grades 7+!​  ​

GreenFILE
This database covers all aspects of the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Suitable for Grades 7+!

Halton’s Historical and Newspaper Records
Access local historical information from the Historical Societies of Burlington, Esquesing, Milton, and the Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Suitable for Grades 7+!

Idéllo
Videos and activities to provide authentic French experiences. Material is levelled by grade and connected to our curriculum. Suitable for all Grades!
Idéllo Indigenous Perspectives User Guide
Idéllo User Guide

JSTOR​
Use this simple interface to access a growing collection of open access journals, books, images, and media. Suitable for Grades 7+!​

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
LISTA is a free research database for library and information science studies and provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, and research reports.  Please contact the Online Web Library Technician for assistance in acquiring articles. Suitable for Staff!

National Film Board
Access the National Film Board of Canada’s online resources featuring video-based productions such as full-length films, trailers and clips, in both French and English. These award-winning Canadian film resources support student learning regarding Canadian culture and history. Suitable for all Grades!
National Film Board User Guide