Sign in to any of the databases below using your Library card. You can search the thousands of free, authoritative articles and quality resources available for your next project, homework assignment, or general interest research.

General interest and school projects

Ebsco MasterFILE

With Ebsco MasterFILE you get:

  • A variety of information on general interest and curriculum based topics
  • Full text articles from popular magazines and journals
  • Access to thousands of periodicals, reference books and primary source documents
  • A large image collection

Explora for Primary Schools

With Explora for Primary Schools you get:

  • Access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research in an easy to use format
  • A platform that is designed specifically with elementary school students in mind

Explora for Public Libraries

With Explora for Public Libraries you get:

  • Rich and reliable content, easy-to-use functionality, and a dedicated search interface.
  • Categories organized by popularity to get research ideas, topic overviews, and relevant articles.

Automotive repair

Auto Repair Reference Centre

With Auto Repair Reference Centre you get

  • Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.
  • New repair procedures, technical service bulletins and updates, added on a regular basis.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

With Consumer Reports you get:

  • Fast, streamlined access to current and back issues of Consumer Reports magazine
  • Expert, comprehensive, and unbiased product reviews
  • Content from issues dating from 1984 to present

History and genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

With Ancestry Library Edition you get access to censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, and other documents to build your family tree.

Grimsby Chautauqua Collection

With the Grimsby Chautauqua Collection you get:

  • An extensive catalogue of digitized archival images, documents and artifacts related to the history of Grimsby Beach and the Grimsby Chautauqua
  • A fully searchable platform that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Frontier Life

With Frontier Life you get

  • Documents and images relating to the movement of Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America from the 17th to the 19th century.
  • A  fully searchable platform that can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our Ontario Newspaper Index

With the Our Ontario Newspaper Index you  can find births, deaths, and announcements, as well as archived Grimsby newspapers up to 1949


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