There’s a Database for That!

When visiting us here online, there’s a whole world of information at your fingertips. You don’t even need to leave home to explore it. Find recommendations, seek answers to niggling questions, and stay up-to-date with world news. We’ve got a database for that.


Novel enthusiasts: Are you looking for that next book you just can’t put down? Look no further, because there’s a database for that!

Find your next great read today with the NoveList database. NoveList is chock full of reading suggestions. You can find reading suggestions for kids and adults, explore novel "read-a-likes,” or search for your favourite authors, genres, and subject areas.

Consumer Reports

Considering a new purchase? There’s a database for that! Check out Consumer Reports' product reviews and ratings.

Consumer Reports are based on rigorous research and testing, which means they have the nitty gritty on everything from which frozen waffles give you the most bang for your buck, to tips for purchasing your next set of wheels.

OverDrive E-Magazines

Looking to keep current with world affairs or the latest Hollywood gossip? There’s a database for that! With OverDrive E-Magazines, you can browse the world’s largest newsstand.

OverDrive gives you access to issues of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or phone. You can read full-colour digital magazines online—for free, with no holds, no due dates and no download limits.

These are just three of the many new worlds of information available to you here. Whether you want to learn a new language, or access recipes online, there’s a database for you at Halifax Public Libraries. Explore more databases on our Online Resources page today and start your journey.

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