Tough assignment? Go beyond Google. Get 24/7 access to quality online resources with full text articles from newspapers, magazines and research journals. Markham Public Library subscribes to over 100 online databases. These databases cover various topics from homework help, to teen health and wellness, and careers. Visit our Online Databases to access information on these and other interesting topics. All you will need to get started is your MPL card and PIN.
New research tools for students
We've added some great new research databases to our virtual library. Geared towards researchers at the high school and post secondary level these databases include 1000s of full text articles from reliable magazines and professional journals. To search these databases individually click on the A to Z Database link and then select the database you want to search. Here are some of our most popular databases:
Biography in Context
Biographical information on people from all eras and fields. Users can search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates & places, or gender.
Canadian Points of View Reference Center
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects in Canada.
Find careers that suit your interests; search for careers and find out what they are really like. Includes information on where to get the education you need to start your career.
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, technology, current events, education, environmental issues, health care, literature and art, law, politics, science, sports, etc. Articles can be translated into 8 different languages. Updated daily.
Literature Resource Center
Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Teen Health and Wellness
Information for teens on topics including diseases & conditions; drugs & alcohol; nutrition & fitness; and sexual health.
Vocations & Careers Collection
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
World Book Discover
Offers engaging reference resources for students with unique needs, including reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. This collection includes reference content, English text-to-speech capabilities, translation tools, and interactive video, etc.
World Book Reference Center
In addition to the entire World Book Encyclopedia, this site features primary source documents, computer tutorials, government resources, etc. A power reference tool for advanced research and information seekers.
World History Collection
Covers current thought and events in world history as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Suitable for both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.