Research Desk

World Book Online

Student Encyclopedia with handy citation tool.

Canadian Reference Centre 

Combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 87,900 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags. 

MasterFile Premier

This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Primary Search

Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Primary Search covers: arts & entertainment; education; general interest; health & medicine; history; home & living; literature & writing; politics & government; science; social sciences & humanities; sports & leisure; technology.

E-Books & Audio-Books


Click on Account - Type Marmora & Lake Public Library - Login using your library card number.

There are hundreds of Audiobooks and eBooks available to download to your device or read in your browser.  Patrons may borrow up to 10 items with a typical loan period of 14 days.  The collection includes adult, children and teen books in fiction and non-fiction.


HISTORY - Library edition is Canada's leading family history resource. Offers over 4 billion worldwide historical records, genealogy how-to guides and family tree services.    Access available only on computers at the library. Ask your librarian for details.

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.

NoveList -French

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8, a fiction database, is designed especially for elementary and middle schools. It contains information on over 70,000 fiction titles, more than 200 Curricular Connections, more than 170 Grab and Go book lists, more than 290 Recommended Reads thematic book lists, over 90 Picture Book Extenders, and more.