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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

Comics Plus: Library Edition

Consumer Reports
National Film Board
NoveList Plus
NoveList Francais
NoveList K-8 Plus

Sesame Street eBooks
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:

Service Ontario -- Services for Businesses
OSBSC -- Oxford Small Business Support Centre
WASBEC -- The Woodstock & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre  
Strategis -- Industry Canada Business Site  
Small Business Database Search -- Search Gale databases for journal articles on small business

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

Canadian Encyclopedia – authoritative information on all things Canadian


National Film Board - Canadian films, documentaries, animations, experimental films, and fiction

Careers, Education & Training

Education - find information on education and training resources

Universal Class - more than 500 Continuing Education Courses available

Children & Youth

Comics Plus: Library Edition - digital comics and graphic novels for children and youth


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


Sesame Street eBooks


TumbleBook Library Suite



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


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

NationMaster.com - country profiles, world business and economics


Health & Wellness

Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Women's Health Network
CAPHIS - 100 Health sites you can trust
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
thehealthline.ca - Health Services in South West Ontario
Women's Health Matters
World Health Organization

Language Learning

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

Librarians Resources

ILLO - Interlibrary loan INFO database
Academic Info
Internet Public Library -- Ready Reference Collection
Librarians' Index to the Internet
LibrarySpot.com -- 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
Ontario Library Service
Canadian Library Association
American Library Association
International Federation of Library Associations

 Reading Resources

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