Databases / Electronic Resources

Looking for information? News from the past? Car manuals? We subscribe to a number of resources so you can get the information you need.

Encyclopedias / General Reference

Newspapers / Magazines

  • Proquest Databases
    Canadian journals and magazines – has back issues of Consumer Reports and the Halifax Daily News.
  • Eureka.cc
    (on-site access at Central Library only)
    Over 4000 titles from around the world including the New York Times, the Guardian, and local newspapers including the Halifax Herald, Daily News, Cape Breton Post, New Glasgow Evening News and Truro Daily News.
  • RBdigital Magazines
    Browse full color, interactive digital magazines on your desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.

For Readers

  • NoveList
    More book recommendations, great for anyone hosting their own book discussion group. Connecting from a university or college campus? Use this link: Novelist


  • Business Plans Handbook (eBook edition)
    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs. From a variety of industries.

Do It Yourself

  • ChiltonLibrary.com
    Repair manuals for automobiles over the past 30 years. A few older specialty autos too.
  • Consumer Reports
    Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

Health Information

Local Community

Local History & Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Available at all library branches. Ancestry Library Edition provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. Answers await users inside the more than 4,000 databases of family information covering Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and more.


  • CANSIM - Canadian industry data
  • Census - Canadian population data