The Brock Township Library subscribes to several electronic databases covering a wide variety of subjects.
Your Brock Township Library card is required to access these e-resources remotely. (i.e. from home). Direct access is available at each library branch.
The databases are listed below alphabetically by Subject Area:
Children's Learning, Reading, and Reference Resources
PebbleGo, the award winning K-3 database for reading and research provided by EduReg and Capstone Publishing, features two distinct databases for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students:
Both databases have built-in reading and research tools, and are expertly leveled for emerging readers. there are audio prompts to support navigation, and all articles include narrated text and highlighting.
Activity Corner offers thousands of projects suitable for a wide range of skill levels, ages; and instructional goals. Each activity includes complete instructions with illustrative images, a materials list, and a How To section with tips on completing various activities. Curriculum correlations are included for alignment with state and provincial standards.
World Book Kids was developed especially for young public library patrons. The site offers easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.
E-books and Audiobooks
Download digital eBooks and audiobooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device.
Try the new one-tap reading app from OverDrive called Libby. It is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobook form your library. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS, or Windows 10 device.
Facts & General Reference
This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of Indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.
The NoveList database includes information on more than 180,000 fiction titles for all ages with subject and keyword access; more than 36,000 individual subject headings (fiction); 200,000+ full-text reviews and descriptions from Booklist, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and others. Searches can be limited by reading level, using Lexile scores to match students with books geared to their reading level.
The NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the kindergarten through grade 8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles. NoveList K-8, a fiction database, is designed with a bright, appealing layout, designed especially for elementary and middle schools. The "Working with Kids" section of the Browse panel on the homepage provides a single location to access all of the curricular materials such as our Grab and Go Book Lists, BookTalks, Picture book Extenders and more.
Whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian - inside the more than 8,000 available databases, here, you can unlock the story of your with sources like census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps and more.
* Please note this database is only accessible from within the library branches.
Health & Wellness
Consumer Health Complete TM (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster the overall understanding of health-related topics.
CHC provide content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men's & women's health, etc.
Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnoses or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Language Learning Programs
Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world's most popular languages. It's the fun, easy and incredibly effective way for traveler's of all kinds to learn to speak a foreign language.