Library Closure

Chinook is excited to begin Curbside Pick-up at the end of June. Contact your local branch for more details, or read more here. In order to assist with efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, all branches remain closed for physical visiting and browsing. The Re-open Sask Plan has put public libraries into Phase 4.2, and we are preparing our branches and safety measures to open as soon as we can. In the meantime, please make use of our growing collection of online resources, or call us at (306) 773-3186 or (306) 778-2752 to find out how we can help you further.


Ancestry Library Edition
Categories: Genealogy

Access for free from any branch of Chinook Regional Library. Use one of our public computers, or bring your own laptop. Get started discovering your family history today!

Artemis Literary Sources
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Artemis Literary Sources integrates full-text literary content with metadata and subject indexing and provides workflow tools to analyze information. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews

Audio Book Cloud
All ages audio book database.
Britannica Online
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary Encyclopaedia, the Concise Britannica; the Internet Guide; the Video Guide; the World Atlas, The Year in Review and the Timeline Browse.

Business Source Elite
Categories: Business and Careers

This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company...

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Business
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Business™ provides in-depth access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals. It satisfies the information needs of business professionals, journalists, students, and teachers interested in business issues in Canada. Over 500 journals make up the collection, with file depth back to the early 1970s. Trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, topical journals, and professional publications are all included.

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Education
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Education™ focuses on Canadian information in the field of education. It’s the perfect source for those interested in how teaching, educational research, and educational administration is carried out in Canada. Over 265 journals are in the collection, with file depth back to the 1980s. Academic, administrative, professional, and topical journals are all included, as are newsletters.

Subject coverage

Teaching in Canada
Educational research in Canada
Educational administration in Canada

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Reference
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Reference provides in-depth access to a wide diversity of Canadian periodicals, ranging from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines. The academic titles include the most prominent journals from the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Other magazines focus on opinion, public policy, children/youth, lifestyles, arts and culture, health, regional concerns, etc.

Subject coverage

Canadian Business
Canadian Culture
Canadian Current Events
Canadian Literature
Language in Canada
Agriculture in Canada
Canadian History
Canadian Government
Canadian Politics

Canadian Business & Current Affairs™ (CBCA) Complete
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Canadian Business & Current Affairs™ (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest® Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere. With over 4.5 million records and more than 1,665 titles, CBCA Complete is ideal for anyone interested in current events, business, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada.

CBCA Complete combines high-quality indexing with direct access to full-text articles. This includes over 500 periodicals and daily news sources (over 480 of which are Canadian), plus indexing to an additional 1,100 other titles (over 95% Canadian).

You have access to:

CBCA Complete: Business
CBCA Complete: Health & Medicine
CBCA Complete: History
CBCA Complete: Literature & Language
CBCA Complete: Science & Technology
CBCA Complete: Social Sciences
CBCA Complete: The Arts


Subject coverage

Canadian Studies
Canadian Business
Canadian Culture
Canadian Current Events
Canadian Education
Canadian Literature
Language in Canada
Canadian Agriculture
Canadian History
Canadian Government and politics

Canadian Newstand
Categories: Newspapers and Magazines

Canadian Newsstand™ offers unparalleled access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail.

This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials, and features.  Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Newsstand content is updated daily so researchers always have timely access to new information.

The core of the database is the Canadian Major Dailies collection which includes national and leading regional newspapers such as The Globe and Mail, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Regina Leader Post, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times Colonist. The MDLP subscribes to the Canadian Newsstand Prairies package which also includes the Winnipeg Free Press.

Canadian Research Index
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Canadian Research Index™ includes federal, provincial, and municipal documents such as depository publications of research value issued by the federal government, the ten provinces, and two of the three territories; hard to find non-depository publications issued by hundreds of Canadian government agencies and departments; scientific and technical report literature issued by research institutes and government laboratories; policy, social, economic, and political reports; Statistics Canada monographs, and serials. No other service provides this combination of all jurisdictions, along with publications from leading research centers in Canada, with standardized access points and the added value of being fully abstracted and indexed.

Over 50% of the federal documents listed in Canadian Research Index are non-depository publications, and are not available through the regular government catalog-ordering process. Descriptive abstracts for citations in the Canadian Research Index make it easier to find the documents you need. They also help you to identify the best material in a lengthy results list. The broad geographic, jurisdictional, and subject coverage of Canadian Research Index makes it a valuable resource for users in university and institutional libraries, government agencies, and special libraries in Canada and around the world.

eBooks on EBSCOhost
Categories: eBooks and eAudiobooks

An eBook collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Specifically created for research across all academic disciplines, Expanded Academic ASAP offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration – from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Although smaller than Academic OneFile, the scope and depth of coverage in Expanded Academic ASAP will satisfy the research needs of students, faculty and graduate researchers who depend on your library for answers. Balanced coverage is available through:

More than 5,200 indexed and more than 3,000 full-text titles
More than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals
More than 25 years of backfile coverage

Expanded Academic ASAP includes journals and periodicals covering a wide variety of disciplines, from social science, humanities and politics to medicine, general interest and science.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Categories: eBooks and eAudiobooks

An eBook collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General OneFile
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Previously named InfoTrac OneFile, General OneFile serves as the Public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 11,500 titles, and a great deal of full-text, 60% of which are recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries" publication. We've included the right reference, newspapers and audio content to complement the robust collection of magazines and journals.

There's a lot of unique content in General OneFile that cannot be found in other products.
Full-text of the New York Times to 1995, Financial Times to 1996 and London Times to 1985.
Full collection NPR programs with transcripts
Ten years of full text articles from Discover Magazine
Every Fodor travel guide from 2006 and 2007
More than 20 reference sets
Articles can be translated into 8 different languages

General Reference Center Gold
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

General Reference Center Gold integrates a vast array of key business and general interest titles, from national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals, providing a comprehensive reference resource for general reference needs at all levels of research. Through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, researchers have immediate access to a wide range of resources, including:

More than 5,600 titles including more than 4,000 in full text
Knight-Ridder/ Tribune News Service Newspaper articles
Highly-respected newspapers, such as The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor
More than 20 reference books
A 25-year integrated backfile updated daily

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Categories: Health & Wellness

Got a health question? Need a "go-to" source with credible information that is in-depth yet simple to navigate? Welcome to the Health & Wellness Resource Center — a rich, comprehensive resource unparalleled in the online industry. Published by Gale, it offers 24/7 access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and much more. With easy-to-find answers via an intuitive and customizable interface, Health & Wellness Resource Center is the first-stop resource for consumers of all ages and skill sets.

Newly updated and expanded, Health & Wellness Resource Center includes even more references and full-text journals. From medical students to the merely curious, Health & Wellness Resource Center leads you to the medical information solutions you're looking for — quickly and accurately!

Health Reference Center Academic
Categories: Health & Wellness

Provides over 160 full-text journals in medicine, nursing, allied and consumer health. Includes full-text reference books, pamphlets, overviews of clinical topics, and indexing and abstracts for over 1500 additional titles covering patient and consumer health information.

InfoBase Homework Help
Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals, Business and Careers, Consumer Reports, Encyclopedias and Reference, Health & Wellness, Kids

Get access to all of InfoBase's databases! Just use the username and password for access to a variety of databases, including modern and ancient history databases, science, world religions, world news, geography, health reference, and more!

Username = chinook_pl

Password = media

Infotrac Student Edition
Categories: Kids

InfoTrac Student Edition offers screened, age-appropriate and reliable content from the magazines, newspapers and reference books that librarians prefer, curriculum demands and students enjoy. From science, history and literature to politics, sports and the environment, InfoTrac Student Edition is the perfect resource for the entire range of student research needs. This easy-to-use database includes:

Full-text content from respected reference works, such as Asimov's Chronology of Science & Discovery, The Columbia Encyclopedia, World Almanac and Book of Facts
More than 1,200 periodical titles in all
Nearly nine million articles (updated daily)

Kids InfoBits
Categories: Kids

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both our existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.

With new full-text proprietary content from trusted sources such as Blackbirch Press®, U•X•L, and more, the information is reliable and geared to fit the needs of today's young learners. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

The features of Kids InfoBits include:

A drilldown subject topic tree for users who need helping identifying a particular topic.
A simple and visually appealing graphic interface on the GaleNet platform.
Full-text proprietary reference content from Blackbirch Press that supports the K-5 curriculum.
Over 3,000 searchable, indexed images.

Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

LegalTrac provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals offers law students, faculty and legal researchers the publications they need for their research and practicum. Each title included is selected on the basis of criteria provided the American Association of Law Libraries.

Literature Resource Center
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Literature Resource Center is the world's most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum, the resource's rich critical, biographical and contextual materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find the information they need on authors and their works, from all time periods and from around the world.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Categories: Kids

NoveList K-8 Plus: If you are looking for ways to introduce both teachers and students to new books, and if you want to encourage independent reading and help students think more about why a particular story appeals to them -- you should look at NoveList® K-8 Plus! NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

For More information about NoveList K-8 Plus, please visit

NoveList Plus
Categories: eBooks and eAudiobooks

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. In addition to the fiction database that NoveList has offered, NoveList Plus adds nonfiction to provide a complete solution for your readers. With NoveList Plus, you can find titles, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. NoveList Plus also included audiobooks information, including audiobook recommendations and audio samples.

Press Reader
Categories: Newspapers and Magazines

Formerly Press Display. Nearly 6000 newspapers and publications from around the world including The StarPhoenix and Globe and Mail as well as magazines like Canadian Living.

Categories: Articles in Magazines and Journals

Notices d'articles de périodique en langue française: 519 000 références d'article de périodiques de langue français (1980- ) avec le texte intégral de 25 900 articles et les adresses de 55 600 articles en texte intégral sur Internet.

Full text of articles appearing in key Quebec periodicals, as well as citations to articles from French-language periodicals published since 1980.

Romance Book Club
A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Scribner Writers Online
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Scribner Writers Online, now in eBook format, provides your users with an unprecendented combination of functionality and features — giving them even greater access to the esteemed Scribner literature content.

Now, all of the popular Scribner Writers series — including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection — are available in eBook format.

This exciting new option makes these award-winning titles accessible online with the robust functionality of the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, providing users with:

Cross-searchable functionality with other Gale eBooks and select resources including Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, For Students Online and MLA International Bibliography
Unlimited simultaneous access form any Internet-connected computer
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, MP3 downloadable
On-demand translation into 11 languages
The ability to print or e-mail articles, create and export article citations in multiple formats and more

Teen Book Cloud
Grade 7-12 e-book database.
Tumble Book Library
Categories: eBooks and eAudiobooks, Kids
K-6 children's e-book database
Tumble Math
Categories: eBooks and eAudiobooks, Kids
K-6 math e-book database
Twayne's Authors Online
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

The acclaimed Twayne's Authors Series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. This online series features the content of more than 600 books that comprise three print series --United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors -- each of which were carefully coordinated with input from librarians and educators to include authors universally studied in high schools and colleges. Twayne's Author Series is an ideal starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects and presentations. Students can quickly gain results by searching for a specific author, combining search criteria for a more complex search, or exploring thematic and chronological topics.

Universalis Junior
Categories: Encyclopedias and Reference

Universalis Junior est une encyclopédie pour les jeunes lecteurs du primaire et du collège composée de 10 volumes (9 volumes encyclopédiques et 1 volume d'index) associés à un site internet.

Encyclopdia Universalis presents its first French-language publication for children, Universalis Junior. Based on Britannica’s new best-selling Britannica Student Encyclopedia, this 10-volume set covers subjects studied in school as well as topics of interest to children: historical figures and events, famous individuals and fictional heroes, cities and countries, plants and animals, people and cultures, science and technology, sports, and more.