General Research and Interests

Here is where you can find general information on business, employment assistance, and research on many topics including health, genealogy, and automotive.



Peterborough Employment Resource Centre  is a self-help centre which provides current resource materials, equipment and professional assistance from qualified staff to individuals conducting a self-directed job search, or working on health, housing, school, or training activities. All of these services are provided at no cost to any member of the community.

Employment Planning & Counselling Peterborough offers a wealth of programs and services to assist both individuals and employers with their employment and training goals. It is a community-based, community-focused provider of programs, services, and resources. has listings for jobs across Canada, as well as articles to assist with resumes, interviews, and job searching.

Job Bank is a service provided through Service Canada which lists jobs available as well as help for finding employment.

Indeed is a Canadian job search database. There is also a link to Indeed for the United States if you are looking for international work.

Neuvoo is an international job search database. Search for jobs in Canada and abroad.

WowJobs provides one of Canada’s most comprehensive online job searches by aggregating job postings from over 6000 job boards throughout the country.


Canada Business Network is a government site designed to help you start, grow, and maintain your business with help in planning and financing.

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities provides information for starting and running a business in Ontario.


Public Health Agency of Canada provides an abundance of information on infectious and chronic diseases, as well as information to promote health and safety.

Health Canada is a government website that provides information on consumer health and safety.

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides information on health and health care options for Ontario residents.

Healthy Canadians is another government of Canada website that provides health and safety information, including product recalls and government health initiative programs.

Peterborough County Health Unit Teen Resources provides teens with information and resources to help them stay safe and healthy. Topics include alcohol and drugs, dental health,  eating well, mental health, physical activity, and more.

Health and Wellness Resource Center is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. It features a fully updated, intuitive interface—providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser-style format lets you read the latest news, review a set of subject areas, select a particular resource, or search across the entire database.

Health Reference Center – created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.


CanGenealogy is a resource page for recommended links for genealogy research in Canada

Library and Archives Canada has various search engines for genealogy research.

Ancestry Library Edition is available only at the library branches.


Driver’s Ed is a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the official ON driver’s handbook materials. This partnership allows the Asphodel-Norwood Public Library to harness the power of’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.

Auto Repair Help is an auto repair information site that offers their readers a variety of helpful tutorials, articles, and diagnostic information to get their auto repair problems solved fast.

Popular Mechanics Car Section has vehicle-related news, car reviews and DIY help


Ontario Plaques is a website devoted to historic plaques across the province.

Ontario Parks shows all the provincial parks in Ontario with information about each park including fees, accessible activities and how to reserve your camping spot.

Peterborough County Recreation and Leisure offers a list of recreation activities such as trail locations, museums, seniors programs, and sports in Peterborough County.


Where do you go to grow? Try your public library. A visit will get you thinking!