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HIGHLIGHTED DIGITAL RESOURCE

We are excited to announce a new online resource for you and your kids. 

Videos, pictures, books, and magazines for kids.

Explore National Geographic Kids to learn about animals, environment, history, people, places, and science from around the world.

 

National Geographic Kids!

HIGHLIGHTED DIGITAL RESOURCE

Introducing Gale Health and Wellness!  Consumer health resource providing authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

What dietary habits are associated with developing adult onset diabetes? Are antioxidants really effective? Can St. John’s Wort really treat depression? What are the major risk factors in developing heart disease? This regularly updated eResource can provide authoritative help with these questions and more with all content being reviewed by medical experts.

Available with your HPL card!

Gale Health and Wellness

Some of these resources require a log in with your Library card. Use the barcode number without spaces found on the back of your card. The enter your PIN which is the last four digits of your phone number when prompted. Need a library card? We got you. Complete this form for immediate access to all our digital collections. NOTE: you must be a Huntsville area resident.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

December 18, 2020

After careful consideration and review, the library is canceling the subscriptions to Lynda.com, Mango Languages, and CPIQ as of January 1, 2021.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Creative Bug
Expert Arts & Crafts Tutorials

CreativeBug 

There are thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists in this digital collection.

Learn how to make customized journals, cloth purses, tunics and smocks, quilts, hand puppets, crocheted and knitted socks, water coloured painting, baking, and sewing. New classes added daily! Find hundreds of arts and craft activities for your kids, too!

Log in with your Library card number and PIN.

 

The letters C and R on green background
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Ready to buy a new fridge? Thinking about replacing the lawnmower?

Find researched and evidence-based ratings, reviews and buying advice from expert Consumer Reports' testers for products and services such as cars, electronics, appliances, and more.

This version of Consumer Reports is more fulsome than the online version ou might know.  Here you find rating on tested products such as air conditioners, generators,  dehumidifiers, grills, mattresses, washing machines, and over 9500 products. 
Gale Presents National Geographic Kids
Fun Way to Learn!

National Geographic Kids

Videos, pictures, books, and magazines for kids.

Explore National Geographic Kids to learn about animals, environment, history, people, places, and science from around the world.

Kanopy Kids
Learning with Movies!

Kanopy for Kids 

Watch movies to learn about history, science, & languages. FREE!

Parents, use your Library card to create an account and log in. Afterward, choose Kanopy Kids from the top navigation bar. There's an app for your mobile devices, too! 

Khan Academic Kids
Online Learning for Kids!

Khan Academy Kids

You can learn anything. Get into Khan Academy KIDS – it’s FREE – and enjoy the thousands of educational activities, books, songs, and games for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders. Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development and more. Open-ended activities and games like drawing and colouring encourage creativity and self-expression.

Khan Academy
High Quality Online Learning

Khan Academy

You can learn anything. Really.  No matter your age, you can lean a new skill, Get into Khan Academy – it’s FREE – and enjoy the thousands of courses in Math, Science & Engineering, Art & Humanities, Economics & finance, Computing, and Test Preparation. 

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers you to study at your own pace.  You just need a computer or mobile device and Internet connection.

You'll establish strong foundations and then ZOOM, there's no limit to what you can learn next! 

 

Kanopy
Educational Films

Kanopy

Watch instructional films complete with lessons in areas such as: Food Technology, Hair & Beauty, Health & Safety, Travel & Tourism, Library & Information Management, and Technical Expertise. There are films to learn about chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, nursing, midwifery, anthropology, child health, journalism and dozens more!

 

Digital Learn
Learn Computers: Beginners!

Digital Learn

Did you know that the Internet is NEVER down? Really.  If you experience difficulty getting onto the Internet, it is because of a setting on your device or your provider has lost their connectivity to the Internet.

Find easy to follow, self-directed tutorials to help you improve your digital literacy and become a good digital citizen.

"If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed."

This is a FREE resources you can access anytime and from anywhere when you have an Internet connection and a device.

Developed by the Public Library Association.

EBSCO eBooks
Business and Academic

EBSCO eBooks 

This digital collection focuses on high-quality, evidence-based, authoritative resources perfect for anyone interested in getting a more robust set of articles and information on any particular topic.

Discover this growing collection of ebooks including fiction, non-fiction, academic, children's classics, business and science publications, and current day materials.

Browse or search the entire collection, and preview as many books and articles as you'd like. Read the books online or download them for offline viewing on your PC, or onto your mobile device. Imagine 170,000 eBooks at your fingertips, 24/7!

Ancestry Library
Discover Your Family Tree

Ancestry

Start researching your family tree with this powerful and highly regarded online resource. This is where you start for all things genealogy.

Access from anywhere is extended to the end of March 2021. We'll keep you up to date if it continues to be offered for off-site use beyond that date.

  1. Click on the Ancestry logo or from the top of this page, click through the "My Library Card" button.
  2. Log in to your account and locate the Ancestry Logo and start your research. OR 
  3. Click through the "My Library Card" button and find Ancestry in the Digital Collections box. Click on Ancestry, log in, and start your research.
The Huntsville Forester Canadian Community Digital Archives
The Local Newspaper

Huntsville Forester Online 

You might see the Forester wrapped in a pinky-orange coloured plastic bag at the end of your driveway once a week, but did you know you can get it here, too!

Find digitized editions of this newspaper starting from 1895 to present. Hosted by the Canadian Community Digital Archives.

This resource is important for those researchers interested in period announcements and local events, obituaries, community activities.

The Ontario genealogical Society digital Collections & Library atalogue
Ontario's Premier Resource

Ontario Genealogical Society Library Collection 

Get access to books, family histories, cemetery records, and more specific to Ontario!

Browse through various collections including:

Mystery Photos, WW1 Memorial Wall, Cemeteries, Books, and share your family's story!

This is a perfect resource for everyone whether you are beginning your journey to find family trees or are an expert researcher.

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Canadiana Online

Canadiana Online 

Looking for information on Canadian History? This online digital repository is dedicated to the preservation and access of Canada's heritage. There are articles from the late 1800 on coins in Nova Scotia.

You will find the Forest and Farm publication from 1888 and details of the forest fires during 1908.

When you need reliable historical facts on anything Canadian, this is your resource. 

Digital Archive Ontario
Explore Ontario History

Virtual Reference: Digital Archive Ontario

Local history collections with photos, maps, postcards, city directories and other items relevant to their communities. You'll find Primary Source Sets, Library Videos, and highlights on many Ontario towns and villages. 

Ontarians explore the history of their hometowns and beyond with unrestricted access to our vast digital collection and expert blogs.

The collection of directories compiled in this database are from these sources:

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Historical Toronto Star

Toronto Star: ProQuest Historical Newspapers 

This digital archive includes editorial and opinion pieces, advertisements, want ads, birth and death notices, and news stories. It is a collection of the Toronto Star newspaper from 1894 - 2015.

Go ahead! Have a look at Toronto from it's early days!

You'll be surprised by some of the images of well known Toronto streets, street cars, and buildings. 

Muskoka Digital Archives
Local Community Archives

Muskoka Digital Archives 

A collection of historical photographs of the Muskoka region providing you a sense of the people and places of this region.

This platform offers users an opportunity to contribute to the identification of photos adding personal and narrative perspectives that are often missed in other resources. 

This important resource is ideal for the novice researcher and those with more advanced skills!

cars in heavy traffic
Learning to Drive!

G1.ca - G1 practice tests 

Ready to get your driver's license?  Start here to practice! G1.ca provides free G1 Practice Tests, based on the official Ontario Driver's Handbook. No registration required.

The M1 Motorcycle Test is available, too!.

Take the Diagnostic Test, read resources to help you learn with some driving tips, find test locations, watch a live action driving hazard simulator, and practice, practice, practice.

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