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Online Databases

At a quick glance…

  • Ancestry to search your family tree.
  • Antiques to value your collectibles.
  • Auto Repair to fix you vehicles.
  • Local Community Businesses & Organizations information in the Library catalogue
  • Mango for learning languages.
  • Novelist for what to read, with reviews and recommendations
  • Our Ontario search Ontario history

If you are accessing these databases from home you will have to sign in using your Library card number.
(all 14 digits, with no spaces)

 

Ancestry Library Collection (available from within the library only, no remote access)

ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Antiques & Art Reference (available within the library only, no remote access)

Antiques Reference Database
The p4A Antiques Reference database, contains detailed descriptive and pricing information on antiques, many collectibles, fine art and historic Americana sold at regional auctions throughout the United States and includes images for 100% of its records. Records contain supplemental reference information, including literature citations and independently researched reference notes providing biographical, contextual and background data about a given item. In addition, the trade press is monitored for post-sale coverage and relevant additional information is added to the original sale record.

Access the database at the library | Access the database at home

Auto Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center
This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Canadian Databases

Our Ontario
Find digital image, text, audio and video materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada...via a single search portal. Search results link you to the digital content on the contributing partner's web site.

Community Organizations

Brockville Library Community Resource Database
The Brockville Public Library Community Resource Database is a free, online directory of health, human service, education agencies and programs in Brockville and the surrounding area and includes services for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors. With detailed information on over 200 community resources, the BPLCRD provides instant, keyword access to essential information for Brockville individuals, organizations and visitors. Click here to browse the database!

French Resources

Mango Languages - NEW!
Want to expand your horizons by learning a new language? Try Mango an online language-learning system that you can access for FREE with your Brockville Public Library card. Mango has courses in 35 foreign languages including SPanish, French, Japanese as well as ESL courses. You can also download the free mobile app (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad) and learn on the go.

History, Biography & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Collection (available from within the library only, no remote access)
ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. *Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Culture's $15 million investment in public libraries through SOLS in collaboration with OLS-North.

Our Ontario
Find digital image, text, audio and video materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada...via a single search portal. Search results link you to the digital content on the contributing partner's web site.

Languages

Mango Languages NEW!
Want to expand your horizons by learning a new language? Try Mango an online language-learning system that you can access for FREE with your Brockville Public Library card. Mango has courses in 35 foreign languages including SPanish, French, Japanese as well as ESL courses. You can also download the free mobile app (iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad) and learn on the go.

Tips:

  • To use the mobile app you must first click on the above link and create a profile for yourself.
  • If you create a profile for yourself and log in before each use you can track your progress.

Literature & Books

NoveList Plus
A fiction database providing subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to young fiction readers, such as Author Read-Alikes, Book Talks, Grab and Go Book Lists arranged by grade level, and book discussion guides.

Novelist Select

Even more powerful then Novelist Plus, is Novelist Select. The same data found on Novelist Plus is embedded directly into our online catalog.

How does it work?

  1. Search for your favourite author or title.
  2. In the record, click on the bottom tab called "Reading Recommendations, reviews & more.
  3. In this section it will show you the series order (if it is part of a series), as well as titles you might like if you like this title, or more generally which authors you might like if you like a particular author. It will even tell you why this title appeals to readers.
  4. When you see the suggestions made you can also see at the same time if we have that particular title and whether it is available or not.

 

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