Online Research

Browse Databases

The Library is pleased to provide access to these information databases for your use in the Library*, from home or anywhere you access the Internet. To access these databases, you may need to enter the 14 digit barcode found on your library card and your 4 digit PIN.

EBSCO is offering expanded access to some of their most popular online databases and eBook collections so that library patrons and students have greater access to valuable educational content for use during this extended period of time at home. They are offering 90 days of access to the following resources for public libraries in Ontario:
Please use the following credentials with the links provided to access these resources:
Username: solstrial
Password: Spring20202!
Canadian Reference Centre is the largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian schools and libraries. The database includes leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus thousands of images from the Canadian Press. Click here to access

Canadian Literary Centre: With a deliberate Canadian focus, this database consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews. Click here to access


Canadian Points of View Reference Centre: Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Click here to access


To help libraries in their mission to serve patrons electronically during a time when their physical locations are closed, World Trade Press is offering free trial access to all public libraries in Ontario until July 31, 2020.

Ancestry Online

Ancestry OnlineGenealogy research tool gives access to over 1 billion names, 3000 databases and primary resources. Covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. English and French content.

Access Online Here. *Must be inside library to access online.


A to Z World Travel cities

202 World Cities • 88 Topics per City. Our mission is to provide users with the global knowledge they need to be informed global citizens.

Access Online Here.


Driver Education Program

The online Driver Education program contains information on:
– 6 G1 practice tests for cars, 1 M1 practice test for motorcycles
– 1 G1 test simulator (cars), 1 M1 test simulator (motorcycle)
–  FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ MTO-related questions

Choose Your G1 Practice Test Now Access Online Here

The Official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver’s Handbook


Global Road Warrior

Global Road WarriorVirtual Travel to over 175 countries.  Learn about cultural, historical and political background of the country as well as practical travel advice and points of interest.

Access Online Here.


Mango Languages

Learn a new language for free. Mango is available until June 1, 2020 Challenge yourself to learn a new language To help libraries in their mission to serve patrons electronically during a time when their physical locations are closed. Mango Languages is offering free trial until June 1, 2020.  Access Online Here


NoveList Plus

NoveList PlusFind your next read, fiction and nonfiction, by author, title, subject, genre.  Access Online Here.


NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 PlusFind your just-right read for children and young adults.

Access Online Here.


 

Our Ontario History, Heritage & Culture
(Archived Collections)

Our OntarioFind digital images, text, audio and videos 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. English and French content.

Access Online Here.

Toronto Public Library: Digital Archive Ontario


Basic Reference Sources

 

Encyclopedias

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Almanacs

Government Directories

Atlases

Phone and Postal Code Directories

Quotations

Health Reference Sources

Service Ontario

Service Ontario and nearly 400 libraries across the province are making it easier for people to access Ontario government information and services online. You can expect faster and easier access to a range of government services at a location near to you.

Service Ontario Help at the Library

Rideau Lakes Public Library staff have received specialized training in Service Ontario information and services. We can offer the following assistance to our patrons:

  • Help accessing the ServiceOntario.ca site for information on programs, services or staff
  • Referrals to government staff who can provide you with specialized help
  • Answers to questions about government services
  • Downloading and printing of government forms

Service Ontario Online

By logging on to the ServiceOntario website you can:

  • Apply for a birth, marriage or death certificate
  • Register for a campsite at a provincial park
  • Get an application for a health card
  • Register a newborn baby
  • Renew a car license plate sticker online
  • Change the address for your health card, driver’s license and outdoors card – all in one step
  • Book a road test
  • Renew your outdoors card
  • Register a business name – and much more