Research

What are you looking for? What are you interested in? What are you learning about? Whatever it is you are researching, SPL has many online resources that hold the answers you are looking for. You may discover more questions you didn't know you had along the way.
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Aboriginal

Browse through these research databases to discover more information about the First Nations, Métis and Aboriginal people of Saskatchewan.
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Adults

Browse through these research databases to learn about everything from car maintenance to job descriptions to comparing the costs of a refrigerator.
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Adult Literacy

Browse through these research databases to learn about how to increase your skill set, write a resume or learn new technological language.
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English Language Learners

Browse through these research databases for resources on how you can increase and strengthen English language skills.
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Kids

Browse through these research databases for help choosing books and resources for school-aged children. These tools are for and about kids who love the library.
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Music & Art

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People with Disabilities

If you need help using the library, due to age or disability, browse through these resources.
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Seniors

Browse these databases for subjects that enhance life-long learning and increase knowledge.
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Teens

Browse these databases for help with homework, finding your next novel, and learning about your next step in life.
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Music & Art

Newspapers & Journals

ALLDATA OnlineIn Library Access

ALLDATA® Online is "the world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information". Search for information, technical service bulletins, and wiring diagrams.

Ancestry Library EditionIn Library Access

A collection of more than 4,000 databases including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and other areas. For access to this database you must use a computer in the library.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular MusiciansIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical.

Basic ESLIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Basic ESL improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and proven instruction curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary.

Biography & Genealogy Master IndexSPL Membership Card

A comprehensive index to more than 11 million biographical sketches in over 3000 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

BookshareAvailable on Web

Register with CELA and gain access to Bookshare. You can download audio, eText and more.

Britannica SchoolSPL Membership Card

Choose your reading level and find encyclopedias, magazine articles, images, videos and more.

Business Plans HandbookIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Business Source EliteIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information, including company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.

Canadian Law ListAvailable on Web

A comprehensive listing of Canadian lawyers, judges and law firms.

Canadian Music Periodical IndexAvailable on Web

CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music periodicals that is searchable by author, title, subject and article title.

Canadian NewstandIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Search the full text of national and regional Canadian newspapers such as the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader-Post and the Globe and Mail.

Canadian Research IndexIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

An index to publications produced by Canadian governments (federal, provincial, territorial & municipal), government agencies & departments, research institutes and government laboratories.

CanadianFreeLaw (Queen's Printer) Available on Web

The Queen's Printer website provides full-text access to Saskatchewan Statutes, Regulations, Rules of Court, and the Saskatchewan Gazette online.

Career CruisingSPL Membership Card

Career Cruising provides assessments to identify careers that match your interests and skills and information about hundreds of occupations, as well as post-secondary education across Canada

Children's Literature Review SPL Membership Card

Information about more than 600 writers and illustrators for children and young adults, with lists of major works and awards and criticism from significant reviews and commentaries on the author's or artist's works.

Community Associations (City of Saskatoon) Available on Web

Contact information for community associations in Saskatoon as well as neighbourhood profiles, maps, transit routes, garbage collection schedules and classes and programs available in each area.

Community Histories DatabaseSPL created

Community history books are an important source of genealogical information, as well as historical information about the origins of towns, villages, rural municipalities and school districts. The Saskatchewan Community Books database contains more than 750 titles.

ConsumerReports.orgIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services, including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

Contemporary FashionIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Contemporary MusiciansIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

An eBook series from the Gale Virtual Reference Library collection. Includes Volume 45 (2004) to Volume 80 (2015).

DV GuideAvailable on Web

A comprehensive list of most described television programming in Canada.

Design: The Key ConceptsIn Library Access

The essential student’s guide to the practice, theory and history of design. An EBSCO eBook.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Available on Web

A collection of authoritative biographies of people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. The dictionary currently presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

E-Journal PortalIn Library Access

A quick way to get full-text articles on your topic, use the E-Journal Portal to access selected magazines and newspapers in our Gale and Micromedia databases.

Ebsco eBooksIn Library Access

Access eBooks on a number of difference research and general interest topics.

Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan Available on Web

Approximately 2,300 entries dealing with all aspects of life in Saskatchewan, including in-depth theme essays and over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and historical and contemporary photographs.

Encyclopædia BritannicaIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.

Encyclopédie Larousse Available on Web

Des dictionnaires et une encyclopédie gratuite et ouverte aux contributions des internautes. Dictionaries and a collaborative Internet encyclopedia.

Encyclopédie de L'Agora Available on Web

La première encyclopédie virtuelle, évolutive et participative en langue française. L'accès est gratuit. A collaborative Internet encyclopedia.

Expanded Academic IndexIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Use this database to find information on: Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.

Fantastic Fiction Available on Web

An excellent database for finding fiction titles that are part of a series and the order in which the series was written. It also provides a list of all fiction written by a particular author with the date of publication as well as any new and forthcoming hardcovers and paperbacks by that author.

Film Literature IndexAvailable on Web

Citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews from film and television periodicals published between 1976-2001.

Gale Virtual Reference Library SPL Membership Card

Search magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences and sports.

Google News ArchiveAvailable on Web

Browse through old issues of the Star Phoenix (1920s to 1980s) as well as many others newspapers.

Government Publications at the LibraryAvailable on WebSPL created

The government publications database indexes documents from the federal (Canadian), provincial (Saskatchewan) and municipal (City of Saskatoon) governments. All documents are reference materials that can be seen at the Frances Morrison Central Library. Some of the items can also be seen on the Internet by following the URL provided.

Grove Art OnlineIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Resources on the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present day

Health & Wellness Resource Center SPL Membership Card

Search for information on health-related subjects such as fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc.

Health Reference Center AcademicSPL Membership Card

Search for information on health-related subjects such as fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc. Designed for nursing and allied health students, as well as consumer health researchers.

Henderson City DirectoriesAvailable on Web

Want to know who lived in your house in the 1930s? Wondering whether or not an ancestor lived in Saskatoon? The city directories are a great place to start. Local History has a full set of Saskatoon city directories spanning the years 1908 to 2000. We also have microfiche copies of other early prairie directories.

Image QuestIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Easy online access to more than two million images. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use — great for teacher lessons plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.

InfoTrac OneFileSPL Membership Card

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

Kids InfoBitsSPL Membership Card

Kids InfoBits is designed for elementary school students, with easy access to full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Legal Pamphlets at the LibraryAvailable on WebSPL created

This is a listing of legal pamphlets that are available FREE at the Frances Morrison Branch Library. The list includes pamphlets and booklets published by PLEA (Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan), as well as other publications of the Federal Department of Justice, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and other legal information providers.

LegalTracSPL Membership Card

Indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications.

Literature Resource CenterSPL Membership Card

Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline, covering more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers

Local History CollectionsAvailable on WebSPL created

Local History has an estimated 100,000 visual images. Formats include positive & negative film, prints, slides, illustrations, paintings, and other art media. Many of our photographs have been scanned and can be viewed online.

Local History DatabasesAvailable on WebSPL created

Many of Local History’s collections are available online in databases and digital photo galleries. Search from home for treasures in the past.

Naxos Classical MusicIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 126,480 CDs with more than 1,934,600 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Naxos Music Library Jazz In Library Access

Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers close to 60,000 tracks of jazz from over 5,200 albums. Over 7000 jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 150 other labels.

Naxos Spoken Word LibraryIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Literature and poetry, best sellers and classics from medieval times to the twenty-first century; many original productions supplement a range of non-fiction; a variety of unabridged and skillfully abridged audiobooks.

Naxos Video Library

The world's leading Performing Arts DVD distributor brings you an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries.

Naxos Works DatabaseIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Naxos Works Database is your reliable source for classical, orchestral and chamber music. Researching a composer for college? Preparing a concert? Looking for new music to perform? Sign up for a free trial now and enjoy the benefits of one of the most trusted names in classical music.

Naxos World Music Library In Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Naxos Music Library currently offers streaming access to more than 126,480 CDs including world music from over 150 countries.

NewsLibrary.comAvailable on Web

Search for articles from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Searching is free; individual articles may be purchased with a credit card. See also ObitsArchive.com for a searchable archive of obituaries and death notices.

NoveList PlusSPL Membership Card

An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles, with information about over 92,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages.

NoveListK-8 Plus SPL Membership Card

Discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers. Materials for all K-8 grade levels, including picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles.

Old Car Manual ProjectAvailable on Web

A collection of manuals, brochures, and advertisements for old cars, scanned in by volunteers who want to share their hard-to-find automobile information.

O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of FormsIn Library Access

O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms is a trusted, comprehensive digital collection of legal forms from wills, trusts, buying, selling, or renting a home, to business contracts and more. Available for in-library use only at all our branches with downloadable templates in MS Word.

Peel's Prairie Provinces Available on Web

An online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development, history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. The full texts of many of these items is also available.

PerséeAvailable on Web

Les collections rétrospectives numérisées d’une sélection de revues scientifiques en sciences humaines et sociales de langue française. L'accès est gratuit. Digitised back collections of selected French-language scientific journals in the social and human sciences.

Picture Book Storytime ThemesAvailable on WebSPL created

Picture Book Story time Themes list popular topics for picture book story times. They include suggestions for materials to use in the creation of a program, including books, finger plays, poems, music, videos and other formats.

PressReader MembershipIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

PressReader provides access to 5,000 newspapers from around the world, including local newspapers like the StarPhoenix

ProQuest Digital Microfilm In Library Access

Online access to the Saskatoon Star Phoenix microfilm in the original full-image format. Coverage begins at January 2011 with additional microfilm to be added every 3 months.

PubMedAvailable on Web

Access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations from more than 4,600 international biomedical journals dating back to the 1960s.

Quick LinksAvailable on Web

A listing of online directories to help you get in contact with what you need, locally and internationally.

RepèreSPL Membership Card

Références d'articles de périodiques de langue française. An index to major Quebec French-language periodicals with coverage back to 1980.

Saskatchewan Art Exhibition Catalogues at the Library Available on WebSPL created

This database is an index to exhibition catalogues and promotional material of Saskatchewan artists available in Fine Arts, located on the second floor of the Frances Morrison Central Library. These materials include catalogues, announcements, and invitations to shows, usually featuring a visual representation of an artist's work. All material is for use in the library only.

Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online (SHNO) Available on Web

Available now are Saskatchewan newspapers from the Great War period, from January 1914 through to the end of hostilities in 1918. Once completed, the SHNO will provide online access to all of the weekly newspapers from 1878 - 1964 held in the Saskatchewan Archives' collection.

Saskatchewan News IndexAvailable on Web

A subject index covering numerous Saskatchewan news sources including the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader Post and the Western Producer.

Saskatoon Newspaper Index Available on WebSPL created

An index to local news stories which were published in the StarPhoenix and other local newspapers. The focus is on Saskatoon news as well as some regional and provincial stories of interest. See also the Saskatoon Obituary Index.

Saskatoon Obituary IndexSPL created

Citations to obituaries published in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix from 1946 to the present. Check Google News Archive for some the older papers once you find the date. See also the Star Phoenix's web site for the full text of obituaries published this month and their obituary archive for the text of obituaries back to 2003.

Saskobits.comAvailable on Web

The full text of obituaries that have been published in the Regina Leader-Post since September 2000. See also the Regina Public Library Newspaper Index for citations to obituaries back to at least 1989.

Serials at the LibraryAvailable on WebSPL created

The catalogue for Saskatoon Public Library’s serials collection which includes magazines, newspapers, annuals, publications received with memberships, scientific and technical journals, legal updating services and more.

Sheet Music at the Library Available on WebSPL created

Sheet Music at the Library is an index to sheet music of popular songs available at Fine Arts at Frances Morrison Central Library. Rock, country, folk, wedding and movie songs are included.

Something About The AuthorSPL Membership Card

Information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Special Loan Videos & DVDs at the Library Available on WebSPL created

The Special Loan Videos Collection consists of videos that have Canadian Public Performance Rights, which means they can be shown in a group situation. They cover a broad range of topics and are used by community groups, businesses, day-care centres, health organizations as well as individuals. Call staff in Fine Arts at 306.975.7579 to book a video.

Student EditionSPL Membership Card

Student Edition is designed for high school students, with access to a variety of indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Time Magazine ArchiveAvailable on Web

Search for Time Magazine articles from 1923 to the present. Searching is free, but you must be a subscriber to access the text of articles online. The library has Time Magazine from 1936 to the present.

Universalis Junior French Online Reference CentreIn Library Access

Un regard neuf sur une large gamme de sujets comme l'histoire, la géographie, les sciences et la technologie. A fresh look at a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science, and technology.

Videohound's Golden Movie RetrieverIn Library AccessSPL Membership Card

Reviews of movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.

eLibrary

One of the most comprehensive collections of engaging supplemental digital content for public libraries and K12 schools. In addition to hundreds of full text and full run journals and newspapers, eLibrary offers millions of the best images, maps, websites and video.