Young Adults

Gale Academic OneFile provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals. Most of the journal articles are peer reviewed.

Browse the latest content of definitive McGraw-Hill reference titles such as Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and the Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, as well as full-text articles, biographies, and more. Ideal for STEM students!

The world's largest resource for global food, culture, and recipes lets you travel the world from the comfort of your own kitchen. With thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!

Search the largest provincial archive in Canada, with unique and multi-faceted records dating back to the 16th century up to the present.

Over a million biographies from the world of business, science, literature, history, etc., using resources such as Gale’s Contemporary Authors; Encyclopedia of World Biography, Notable Scientists, Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television and Contemporary Musicians. Also available are full-text articles from Time, Newsweek as well as other publications.

Britannica Library for Children delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. This includes a rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

Britannica Online delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. This included a rich combination of the insightful Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Contains full-text articles from over 190 popular Canadian magazines and 97 newspapers, including the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen.

Provides articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, and Canadian biographies.

This version of The Canadian Encyclopedia, released in enhanced digital interactive form in October 2013, represents the latest incarnation of a project with a unique history. Since the first edition arrived in 1985, Canadians have held a claim few others can make: we have our own national encyclopedia. The idea of covering all branches of knowledge or aspects of a subject in one body of work dates back to 1728 in England. However, a bilingual national edition produced by, for and about the people of a single country, charting its events, culture, history and landscape, remains rare.

Welcome to the online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), a major research and publishing project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval that was launched in 1959. Its purpose was and is to provide a reference work of Canadian biography to “compete with or even surpass works of a similar character produced elsewhere.” We invite you to visit us frequently to view the new biographies that we post online each week, as well as updated biographies. And we suggest that you explore the thematic groups of biographies we have prepared for you.

Includes classics and non-fiction audiobook downloads.

EBSCO eBook collection includes over 74,000 English Language titles as well as over 2,100 French Language and 1,100 Spanish Language titles. To download these titles you must first create an EBSCO Host account and download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your computer or the ADE App to your Android or iOS device. If you need help or clearification please contact info@aurorapl.ca.

Covers all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory & practice. Browse business and trade publications as well as select international, U.S. and regional news sources.

Hundreds of college-level courses, completely FREE of charge with your APL library card! Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors and new sessions begin every month. There are over 300 different courses available, focusing on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment.
Please note that some course content, especially in relation to legal and tax requirements, is focused on United States.

The perfect educational product for today's young learners! Reliable, age-appropriate information on topics aligned with school curriculum, with an easy-to-use design. Helps kids gain comfort with database searching and school research projects.

Provides a comprehensive view of agriculture and related fields. Access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers current and applicable content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals

PowerSearch allows you to search all our Gale databases simultaneously or select from a list of over 20 individual databases to find the one with the most appropriate content.
Offers 200 APL-selected reference eBooks covering such diverse topics as the arts, business, environment, history, literature, science and multicultural studies.
Full-text access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.

Perfect for genealogy, primary source research and more, this Proquest database provides a digitized version of The Globe and Mail from 1844, searchable by keyword or date.

Health and Wellness Resource Center provides a wealth of medical reference materials for both individuals and students, including health and medical journals, pamphlets and general interest publications in addition to Gale reference titles. Note: Material is intended for research purposes only and does not replace advice from a qualified health professional.
Access the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
ProQuest's eLibrary retrieves full-text and multimedia reference material, accessing more than 2,000 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts - plus thousands of maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.

LearningExpress Library Edition provides eLearning solutions for personal, academic and workplace success. Practice tests are available over 100 different skills, including the Canadian Citizenship practice test.

LinkedIn Learning includes over 13,000 expert-led video courses that help you develop business, technology, and creative skills. Once a course is complete, you receive a certificate that you have the option of adding to your LinkedIn profile.

Provides biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors. It includes more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
LitFinder contains more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, as well as thousands of short stories, essays, speeches, and plays.

Search the Library & Archives Canada, including their extensive resources for geneology and family history.

Offers an extensive collection of popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject of general interest.

Trusted dictionary resource, since 1828.

Looking for what to read next? Use Novelist to search your favorite author, title or series and receive suggestions for other titles you may be interested in based on a sophisticated metric of appeal factors, such as pacing, setting and more!
Opposing Viewpoints covers the hottest current events topics such as capital punishment, narcotics control, bioethics, etc.: the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors.

Search over 2000 full-text sources including magazines, newspapers, books, and media transcripts available in the eLibrary resource, as well as the ProQuest Historical Newspaper's The Toronto Star from 1894 and The Globe and Mail from 1844.

Instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 64 million US and Canadian businesses, 310 million US residents, and 11 million Canadian residents. Find new business opportunities, research executive names, conduct job searches, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market and demographic research, and more. Search by type of business, location, number of employees, or sales volume quickly and easily. A must-have tool for small business owners, job seekers and entrepreneurs!

You can understand more about Canadian culture and heritage today by understanding when and why people chose to immigrate to Canada, how they interacted with communities already here, and the traditions and beliefs they brought with them. This website showcases just some of the pictures and other documents in the Library and Archives Canada's collection.

From the ever-popular makers of Tumblebook e-library for kids, the Teen Book Cloud contains unlimited streamling eBooks, eAudiobooks and even video - no holds, no waiting, unlimited use!

Formerly known as "Pages of the Past", this ProQuest database provides a digitized version of The Toronto Star from 1894, searchable by keyword or date.

Animated, talking story books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! Always available, unlimited use, with your APL library card. Also includes titles in French and Spanish, chapter books and nonfiction readers with narration and sentence highlighting options, puzzles and games that encourage reading comprehension, and National Geographic educational videos.

Browse and search the National Archives of the USA online, including many digitized original documents.

Written for younger readers who are native French speakers and older students and adults for whom French is a second language. Offers access to thousands of encyclopedia articles, dictionary entries photos, illustrations, and maps. / Rédigée à l’intention de lecteurs plus jeunes dont le français est la langue maternelle, ainsi que d’élèves plus âgés et d’adultes pour qui le français est une langue seconde. Offre un accès à des milliers d’articles d’encyclopédie, d’unités lexicales, de photos, d’illustrations et de cartes.

From the trusted World Book encyclopedia team, find up-to-date and reliable information, including encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, pictures, audio, and video, even educator tools and student activities, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites. World Book Online contains a suite of tools for all audiences, including Early Learning (ages 3-6), Kids (ages 6-10), Student (ages 11-14), Advanced (14+), and even French, Spanish and Arabic editions.