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Reference and Research

An important role of the public library is to help you find and choose information. The library catalogue will help you find books, videos and other materials that will aid your research, access the GALE family of online databases, check out our online resources and you can always contact PARL reference staff to help you with your research.

Online Databases:

Gale Databases (available only to PARL library cardholders)
Thousands of magazines, journals and more.

Chilton Auto Repair (available only to PARL library cardholders)
The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.

ancestry.ca (only available within our branch libraries)
Access the world's largest family history resource.

Electronic Resources:

NovaStory
A growing collection of local digitized historical material.

Research collections:

Health and Wellness
PARL's Health and Wellness information centre.

Local Information
PARL's Local Information Room - quick access to news, weather, entertainment, federal and provincial gov't links and job info links.

Genealogy
Information for family historians.

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