EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The databases available through EBSCOhost range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. Huron County Library makes the Canadian Reference Centre database available to Huron County residents through EBSCOhost.
Resources include full-text content from:
- Over 150 Canadian magazines
- Over 30 newspapers and newswires
- Over 120 reference books
- Over 400 international resources
- Over 84,000 biographies
- Over 180,000 images including photos, maps, and flags
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, What We're Reading, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Annotated Book Lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction.
Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian Reference Centre combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires, and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content for Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; 84,074 full text biographies and an Image Collection of 188,323 photos, maps and flags. Canadian Reference Centre provides full text information for over 150 Canadian periodicals and over 400 international periodicals. This database also contains over 30 Canadian and international newspapers and more than 20 Canadian reference books and 100 international reference books. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, men's and women's health and children's health.
Literary Reference Centre
Literary Reference Centre is a full text database that combines information from major reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO publishing. This resource includes more than 10,000 plot summaries, synopses, and work overviews; 75,000 articles of literary criticism; 130,000 author biographies; full text of more than 300 library journals; 500,000 book reviews; 25,000 classic and contemporary poems; over 11,000 classic and contemporary short stories; full text of more than 7,500 classic novels; over 3,000 author interviews; and over 1,000 images of literary figures.
History - It's Happening! is a free online resource for middle school and high school students. Covering North American History, students can use this resource to find:
- Primary source documents, speeches, and articles
- Video footage
- Historical Fiction suggestions from NoveList®
- Web sites
- Tips for more searches in the library's EBSCO database
eLibrary Canada features a variety of resources for students in elementary school and high school. Students can search by typing natural language questions or entering keywords and phrases. Updates to eLibrary Canada are entered daily. eLibrary Canada includes content from:
- Over 1,600 magazines dating from 1981 to present
- Over 250 National and International newspapers
- Over 290 reference books
- Over 5,000 maps
- Over 1 million pictures and images
- Over 1.3 million television and radio transcripts
- Over 17,000 streaming audio and video clips
- Over 150,000 weblinks
Using natural language or Boolean search, students can type a question, phrase, or keyword. Students may also search or browse by topic, reference desk, or publication. They can sort their results by relevance, date, file size, reading level,
publication, or source. And they can create marked lists, or view, print, or email any document or image in one easy step.
Young readers and researchers will also find eLibrary Elementary an invaluable resource for locating full-text and multimedia resources.