Whether your passion is oceanography, earth science or astrophysics, these resources will help you keep up with the latest developments in the ever-changing world of science.

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Library Databases

Academic Search Elite

Find articles from scholarly journals in nearly every academic discipline. Excellent for students and researchers.

Auto Repair Source

Consult the library's do-it-yourself repair manual for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. This resource includes information on thousands of vehicles from 1974 to present. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (EOM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins, recalls, and more

Directory of Open Access Journals

Read full-text research papers and reviews from open source peer-reviewed journals all subject areas. 

PLOS Public Library of Science

Browse more than 33,000 articles on science and medicine. PLOS is a publisher dedicated to open research communication with more than 90,000 peer review contributors.

On the Shelf

Inventors -- Biography

Discover creative people who changed the world.

Natural History -- Canada

Explore the natural landscapes and wild animals of Canada.

Science and Civilization

Learn how science has shaped civilizations.

On the Web


Join the international network of birders by recording the birds you see. Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird project aims to make the thousands bird observations made each year by bird watchers more useful and accessible. It is amassing one of the largest biodiversity data resources in the world. 

How Stuff Works

Satisfy your curiousity with this award-winning source of reliable, easy-to-understand information. Explore thousands of podcasts, videos, and articles that explain how the world actually works. 


Explore high impact scientific and medical information. This resource includes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Nature Watch

Do you like to explore and examine the natural world? Participate in Canadian citizen scientist projects that help us understand our changing environment. Some projects include making observations and sharing your results. 

New Scientist

Read about the latest big ideas and developments from all areas of space, science and technology.


Stay up to date on recent developments in the world of technology with news and articles from Wired magazine.


Take part in the largest and most popular platform for "people-powered" research. New discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications have come out of Zooniverse projects.