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Auto Repair
Buying Guides
Canadian Content
Careers, Education & Training
Children & Youth
eBooks, movies, music & more
General Research
Health & Wellness
Language Learning
Librarians Resources
Libraries & Library Associations
Reading Resources

All Databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Axis 360

Chilton Auto Repair Manuals

Consumer Reports


Law Depot
NoveList Plus
NoveList Francais
NoveList K-8 Plus
Ontario Exam Bank

Qello Concerts
Signing Savvy
Transparent Language Online
TumbleBook Library Suite
Universal Class



Auto Repair

Chilton Auto Repair Manuals – diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, recalls, technical service bulletins


Find a Business -- Business Directories

Information Oxford -- Oxford County community information 
Cell-ebrate -- Oxford County businesses

New Business / Small Business Help

Business Plans Handbooks
Service Ontario -- Services for Businesses
Community Futures Oxford -- formerly Oxford Small Business Support Centre
WASBEC -- The Woodstock & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre  
Strategis -- Industry Canada Business Site  

Patents & Trademarks

Canada -- Canadian Intellectual Property Office 
United States -- US Patent & Trademark Office 
Europe -- European Patent Office

Buying Guides

Consumer Reports – information and ratings for consumer goods, including cars, appliances, electronics, credit and loans, home renovations; includes Canadian products

Canadian Content

150 Canadian Books to Read - list of Canadian titles suitable for a variety of ages


Canadian Encyclopedia – authoritative information on all things Canadian



Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlements, & Colonial Encounters - primary source documents that focus on frontier life in North America, Africa, and Australasia from 1650 to 1920



Careers, Education & Training

Education - find information on education and training resources

Ontario Exam Bank - practice tests for students in grades K - 12 based on the Ontario curriculum. 

Universal Class - more than 500 Continuing Education Courses available

Children & Youth


Great Websites for Kids - listing of quality websites geared to children ages 0-14 years


Homework Help for Kids - reading, entertainment, homework help, and more

TumbleBook Library Suite - find the link under the Kids Books section


Many craft ideas including - kids crafts, cross stitching, knitting & crocheting, quilting, paper piecing

More links to crafts and activities - kids crafts activities, drawing, knitting, and puzzles

eBooks, Music, Movies, & More

Download - eBooks & eAudiobooks, Music, Magazines, Movies, TumbleBook Library Suite


OCL Film Blog


Ancestry Library Edition – genealogy database (available from within the library only, no remote access)

Local History and Genealogy databases – access to Oxford County Library’s extensive in-house genealogy databases, photos, and historical links for Oxford County

General Research

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - online dictionary and thesaurus - country profiles, world business and economics

Health & Wellness

Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Women's Health Network
Centers For Disease Control
Health Canada MedEffect - drug advisories, adverse reactions
Health Canada Online
Mayo Clinic
Medlineplus - health information for consumers
PubMed - Search Med for biomedical journal articles - Health Services in South West Ontario
Women's Health Matters
World Health Organization


Teen Health

Immediate Medical Assistance: 911
Canadian Mental Health: Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association of Oxford County or call: 1-866-933-2023
Kid's Help Phone or call: 1-800-668-6868
Oxford-Elgin Child & Youth
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2499)
Teen Mental Health


Language Learning

Signing Savvy – Learn American Sign Language.
Transparent Language Online– Learn a new language.

Librarians Resources

ILLO - Interlibrary loan INFO database
Academic Info -- Virtual library resource center
Library Thing -- Be a librarian: catalogue your own library!
Virtual Reference Library (VRL) -- Toronto Public Library

 Libraries & Library Associations

Local Libraries

Woodstock Public Library
Middlesex County Library
London Public Library


Public Libraries in Southern Ontario
Library and Archives Canada
Library of Congress

Library Associations

Ontario Library Association
Ontario Library Consortium
Southern Ontario Library Service
Canadian Library Association
American Library Association
International Federation of Library Associations

 Reading Resources

BINGO Reading Challenge - Canadian reading challenge for adults and teens

Books Made into Movies – books that have been made into movies, listed by title and author

NoveList Plus - database of novels and readable non-fiction for children, young adults and adults, with book reviews, reading group guides, read-alikes, and book talks

NoveList Francais - database of novels and readable non-fiction for children, young adults and adults, with book reviews, reading group guides, read-alikes, and book talks

NoveList K-8 Plus database of novels and readable non-fiction for children, young adults and adults, with book reviews, reading group guides, read-alikes, and book talks

NextReads Newsletter – sign up to receive reading suggestions by email.

49th Shelf - source for finding Canadian authors and titles

Whichbook - find help choosing titles to read

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