Digital Resources A-Z
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The following A to Z list will give you quick access to all of our Digital Resources. If you prefer to browse by category, see the button menu above.
Most of our online collections are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They include access to eBooks, Audiobooks and a variety of digital resources for research or personal interest for all ages.
Some resources may require one or more of the following:
- Your 14-digit Library Card Number
- Your PIN
- Downloadable free software or a free account (for eBooks, Audiobooks and Mango etc.)
Ancestry Library Edition (in Library use only)
- Learn about your ancestors and trace your family tree .
- Contains step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recall notices for all makes and models, with some model years going back to the 1970s.
- With 3 sites in one, patrons can conduct research, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests. Includes Britannica Children, Britannica Young Adults, and Britannica Reference Center.
- Child friendly articles, magazines, pictures, videos, audio clips. Updated with new information daily!
Britannica Library Reference Center
- Conduct fact-checked research from continually updated encyclopedia articles.
Britannica Library Young Adults
- Encourages independent learning with access to multimedia content and the ability to toggle between reading levels.
- A searchable database of the property owners’ names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases between 1874 and 1881.
Canadian County Atlas Digital Project
- Full-text articles from leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, as well as thousands of images from the Canadian Press
- We have partnered with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer you this one-of-a-kind portal to discover unique Canadian and local content including news, TV and radio shows, podcasts, kids content, a language learning app and much more!
- CBC Corner content designed for Kids and content created by Kids! Discover, games, videos, news and more.
CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access)
- We have partnered with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide access to magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats. Anyone with a print disability and a valid Petawawa Public Library card can register by visiting the CELA site.
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)
- Clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language.
- Covers mainstream, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Includes reference books, pamphlets, medical magazines, diagrams and reports.
Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection
- Companion collection of reference e-books added to the Consumer Health Complete eResource.
Consumer Reports (Part of Canadian Reference Centre)
- Read articles on health, public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial & regulatory actions that affect consumers.
Digital Heritage Collection (Petawawa)
- Records the stories and history of Petawawa and the surrounding communities.
- The official guide for the Canadian citizen test covering the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
- Use your phone, laptop, or tablet to listen to a variety of books.
- Read fiction and non-fiction on your phone, laptop, or tablet.
- Nous travaillons avec CBC/Radio-Canada pour vous offrir ce portail unique qui permet de découvrir du contenu d’ici incluant nouvelles, reportages locaux, émissions de télévision et de radio, balados, contenu pour enfants, application d’apprentissage linguistique et bien plus!
- For students and adults alike, the New World Encyclopedia indexes over 25,000 full-text articles covering an array of topics. The database contains images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas.
- Provides free practice tests for student drivers of all ages. Not owned by or affiliated with DriveTest or any other government agency.
- A great resource for finding information about Canadian topics, people, places, events and issues. Start with the topic overviews and then dive deeper into your subject through news articles, biographies, videos, images, magazine articles, and more. Suitable for lower elementary to high school and above.
- From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up on Microsoft Office skills to job seekers gaining new career skills to students practicing math, everyone can find something useful here.
- A peer-reviewed journal of health, published by Statistics Canada. Features original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases. New articles are published electronically each month.
Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project
- Provides access to high-resolution map scans of early to mid-20th century Ontario. Project initiated by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Geo Community in 2014.
INK – Our Digital World Newspaper Collection
- A searchable database for a variety of community and historical newspapers of Ontario.
- Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices. Create an account with your own email and password. Then complete the registration with your Library Card Number and enjoy up to 5 movies per month!
- Your Kanopy registration includes unlimited access to video content that’s suitable for children, so kids can browse freely. You can also set up parental controls to ensure children can’t view content outside of Kanopy Kids.
- A Literacy and Basic Skills upgrading program for adults funded through Employment Ontario. Popular courses include: Healthy Eating; Microsoft Word and Excel; Becoming a Better Speller; Customer Service Essentials; Conflict Resolution; Understanding and Using Math; Writing an Essay; Managing your Money.
- Available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store. Borrow and download OverDrive eBooks and Audiobooks to your favourite device! Read magazines in your browser too.
- Learn over 70 languages. Lessons focus on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
- Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.
MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
- Companion collection of reference e-books added to the MasterFILE Premier eResource.
- Ready to take your French or English language skills to the next level? Test your listening comprehension skills with audio and video content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Progress at your own pace and step out of your comfort zone with language challenges. Mauril will help you feel more confident using French or English in any context.
- Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language for consumers
Merck Manual Professional Version
- Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.
- Keep up to date on the latest titles we’ve added to our collections or check out our special interest booklists.
- Useful tutorials provide instruction on using some of our online resources and learning about computer basics in general.
- A great way to find new books and authors for children and youth. You’ll find book recommendations, read-alike suggestions, and award winners. There is also a way to check if the books you like are available in our library!
- Find out what comes next in that great series you discovered or find similar authors or titles to those you’ve already enjoyed.
- Access over 120,000 government documents from the collections of the Ontario Legislative Library and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
- Borrow up to 10 items at a time through OverDrive including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos.
- Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.
Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
- Non-fiction eBooks on science, math, history and more.
Santé en français / Consumer Health Information – French (Canadian)
- Reliable health information available in French.
- Get your driver’s licence, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates, register a birth and more.
Steps to Justice (Your guide to law in Ontario)
- Steps to Justice gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems including:
- step-by-step information to help you work through your legal problems
- practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
- referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
- live chat and email support if you can’t find the answers to your questions
- A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users about websites that can help improve their quality of life.
- Stream animated e-books for children. The collection includes French and Spanish books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, plus exciting games and puzzles!
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