Education

Library Databases

The “databases” here have lots of information not typically available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

ABCLifeLiteracyCanada ABC Life Literacy Canada – a non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. We connect and mobilize business, unions, government, communities and individuals to support lifelong learning and achieve our goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships. ABC Life Literacy Canada envisions a Canada where everyone has the skills they need to live a fully engaged life.

EBSCOhost magazines & periodicals – Search the content of more than 10,000 popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc.

Explora

Explora – EBSCO’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries, it supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple searches that quickly deliver relevant results, easy-to-browse categories, topic overviews, and much more.
World Book Online – offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. Additional features include translations into 30 languages, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, and interactive video.
open textbooks Open Textbooks – Open Textbooks are open educational resources (OER); they are instructional resources created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them.
Khan Academy – Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.