Research and Learning

Let the Brantford Public Library help you reach your goals with these research, learning and personal enrichment tools.

G1.ca

G1.ca is a free driver education program where you can access G1 practice tests for cars, M1 practice tests for motorcycles as well as car and motorcycle test simulators. Also get access to a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 MTO related questions.

Lynda.com from LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning's Lynda.com service offers thousands of on-demand video tutorials that can be accessed anywhere, using your library card. People can watch short tutorials that are a few minutes long or can watch collections of tutorials that make up courses and certificates. Completed courses can be posted to your LinkedIn profile to let peers, colleagues and potential employers know of your achievement. 

Lynda.com app for iPhones and iPads
Lynda.com app for Android devices

Transparent Languages

Transparent Languages is one of the world's leading language programs with more than 100 languages and clear learning paths. The program is also available as an app, so you can learn on the go.

Transparent Language app for iPhones and iPads
Transparent Language app for Android devices

Universal Class

Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education training courses for those interested in professional or personal growth. Learn on your own time at your own pace with expert instructors giving continual feedback.

Family History

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource - including historical records, photos, stories, family trees and a collaborative community of millions.
Ancestry.com is only available while in the Library.

Visit our Your History page for more online genealogy and local history resources.

Community Information Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk

Community Information Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk is a community information database that includes information regarding social and human services available in the Brantford/Brant area.

Grant Connect

Grant Connect is an all-in-one solution for fundraising research. It includes searchable details on thousands of funders along, with relationship management tools to track your data.

Grant Connect is only available in the Library.

EBSCOhost Research Databases

EBSCOhost offers a wide variety of full text general research and subject databases geared to adults, teens and children, including:

  • Explora and Explora Primary
  • Canadian Points of View
  • MasterFile Premier & Canadian Reference Centre
  • Consumer Health Complete & Healthwatch
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • Novelist & Novelist K-8

Note: Your valid Library Card number is your Patron ID to access the resources.

GaleCengage Learning Research Databases

GaleCengage Learning collection of general research databases, subject databases and electronic reference books offers an impressively broad range of information on topics such as the arts, science, history, business, health and technology. Popular databases include:

  • Gale Reference Center
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
Proquest Databases

Proquest is a database that provides access to scholarly journals, books, historical newspapers and more.

CareerCruising

Career Cruising provides in-depth profiles of hundreds of careers featuring multi-media interviews with people in all fields of work. Additional resources include:

  • Career matchmaker
  • Job description and working conditions
  • Salary and educational requirements
  • Database of colleges and universities