Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Online Resources, Magazines & Homework Help

Online Resources, Magazines & Homework Help

Do you need up-to-the-minute information on a topic? A printout of a magazine or newspaper article? The latest facts about a medical issue? Are you interested in Ontario history?  Try these online resources.

***Please use your library card number (with no spaces) to login when asked for a Patron ID***

AtoZ World Travel

For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders. Visit travel database here.

AutoMate Car Repair

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Visit database here.

Digital Archive Ontario

Libraries supplement their local history collections with our photos, maps, postcards and other items. Ontarians explore the history of their hometowns and beyond with unrestricted access to Toronto Public Library's Special Collections and expert blog posts. Teachers and students find primary sources relevant to local, provincial and national history by searching our collections or browsing featured subjects. Click here to enter the Digital Archive.

Early Canadiana Online

This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents. Early Canadiana Online is used by scholars to advance our knowledge of Canada in a wide variety of fields, by educators to bring primary sources into the classroom, and by genealogists and history buffs to discover Canada’s early days. We take painstaking efforts to capture the full span of Canada's documentary record, adding new content every year. This includes material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first half of the 20th century. Visit the database here.

Family Literacy First

Family Literacy First is a free program created by ABC Life Literacy Canada to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy. Thanks to HSBC Bank of Canada for their generous support of this program. Modules are available in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Arabic. Currently families must register for access prior to accessing the modules. Register for free access here. Login to access Family Literacy First.

Flipster Digital Magazines  ****NEW****

Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries. Your Public Library provides access to 49 magazines including Ask, Glitter, Baking Heaven, Sport Fishing, Camera, Bead and Button and Entertainment Weekly. Patrons can download the Flipster app to access magazines. Remember to scroll down to 'Patron ID' and use your Library card number, no spaces, to login. Find a magazine to read here.

G1 Practice Tests

This site provides G1 practice tests for anyone preparing for the written portion of the G1 driving exam. Please note: This is not an official G1 test website. Please visit the Ministry of Transportation website for more information about licenses and driving tests Visit G1 Practice site.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Centre

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more. Find the craft you want here.

Kids InfoBits

Beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can find age-appropriate information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Visit Kids InfoBits.

Mango Languages

Mango makes learning a new language fast and easy! Choose from a wide variety of languages and learn everything from basic words and phrases to practical conversation for everyday situations. Learn a new language at your own pace with Mango's fun interactive lessons. Visit Mango Languages.

Newspaper Source Plus

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Visit the database here.

Ontario Libraries Download Centre

This service provides downloadable eBooks and e-Audiobooks for use on your computer, e-reader, tablet or mobile device. Sign in with your library card to get started. Sign-in here.

Our Ontario

Find over 1.8 million items and collections from Ontario libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, and government ministries. Visit Our Ontario.

Ancestry Library Edition 

An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names. Search for records covering the census, vitals, immigration, military service and more. International coverage, including Canada. Access is available in the Library only on our public Internet workstations.