Online Resources

HPL offers a wide-range of premium online resources to address research needs for all ages. Visiting the EBSCO search site will allow a broad-range search of many of those resources. Try the search on the EBSCO site!


Ancestry Library Edition - Genealogy
The Library edition of the popular genealogical search engine Ancestry.com. Only available in-branch.
Ontario Newspapers - Magazines & Newspapers
Full text access to over 100 local Ontario newspapers, including The Hamilton Spectator, Toronto Star, Burlington Post and more.
Globe & Mail Historical - Magazines & Newspapers
Provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the last 170 years.
Press Reader - Magazines & Newspapers
The most convenient and complete way to read all your favourite newspapers and magazines on one site. Including "Globe and Mail", "Toronto Star", and many foreign language newspapers.
Hamilton Spectator - Magazines & Newspapers
Full text coverage of The Hamilton Spectator from October 7, 1991 - Present.
Ontario Time Machine - Curriculum Support
The Ontario Time Machine (OTM) is dedicated to student learning and the discovery of Ontario's early documentary heritage.
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