Brock Libraries subscribe or have free access to several electronic databases/portals covering a wide variety of subjects.
Your Brock Libraries card is required to access most of these online resources outside of a library branch i.e. from home. Direct access is available at each library branch.
*** NEW *** Residents can now sign up for an online access card only. Go to the online access card registration page and fill in the necessary information. The library will email you your library card number and PIN within 1-4 business days. Access cards are valid for 6 months.
The following databases are listed below alphabetically:
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.
** Access is only available within our facilities.
Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!
Découvrez les meilleurs contenus d'ici et bien plus. Ce portail numérique unique en son genre vous donne accès à une vaste gamme de contenus : information digne de confiance, reportages locaux, émissions de télévision et de radio divertissantes, balados primés, contenus éducatifs pour les enfants, derniers résultats sportifs, application d’apprentissage linguistique gratuite pour améliorer son français ou son anglais, articles de nouvelles en langues étrangères et bien plus encore!
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.
Browse, search and discover. There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available for reading free from your library.
Download digital eBooks and audiobooks anytime to your desktop and then transfer to your portable device.
On portable, smart devices use the new reading app built by OverDrive called Libby. A fresh and easy way to borrow digital books and audiobooks for free from your library. Install the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play on your Android, iOS, or Windows 10+ device, or use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com.
LingoLITE helps users learn basic words and phrases in 30 languages. It is a vocabulary builder and contains thousands of native speaker video clips in languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, German, Swahili, Thai, and 18 others. The LingoLITE system helps users learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method.
LingoLITE was designed anyone who wants to learn basic terms and phrases in a new language. The resource has glossaries for greetings, introductions, food, transportation, relations, numbers, and more.
NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
PebbleGo, the award winning K-3 database for reading and research provided by EduReg and Capstone Publishing, features four distinct databases for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students:
PebbleGo Social Studies * new for 2022
Theses 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.