College Life

Online Resources 2012-2013 

Below is a list of our online subscriptions for the 2012-13 academic year. If you need help using any of these products, please speak to or email one of the librarians.

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All passwords are available in FirstClass:

Middle Student>Middle Learning Commons>Online Resources 2012-2013

Senior Student>Senior Learning Commons>Online Resources 2012-2013

Access the student page from home by clicking on the link:

Access Learning

Access Science

  • Science and technology encyclopedia featuring information, images, news stories, study guides, and more.


  • Short, animated educational videos with related quizzes and activities.

Britannica Online School Edition

  • Online edition of Britannica, with images and multimedia, Internet links, and an interactive atlas.

Britannica Image Quest


Digital Historical Atlas

  • A collection of 50 interactive maps of different time periods.

EbscoHost Collection

All of the following databases are accessible through one interface:

ABC-CLIO History Databases

    • two comprehensive databases (Ancient & Medieval, The Modern Era)

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

    • resources that present multiple sides of a current issue including an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Critical Thinking Guide.

Canadian Student Research Centre

    • database of magazines, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, etc. - both current and archived

Literary Reference Center

    • information on authors and their works, taken from journals, literary texts, review and reference material

EBSCOhost Research Databases

    • Chose one of the following or cross-search them simultaneously: Canadian Reference Centre, ERIC (Education Resource Information Centre), TOPICSearch, Professional Development Collection, Newspaper Source, Health Source Consumer Edition, MAS Ultra School Edition.    

Naxos Music Library

  • Stream classical music online.
    School use only


Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Music Online

  • Music dictionary and encyclopedia. Search the Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.    School use only



Links to FREE Resources
(well worth exploring)

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online

  • Free access to The Canadian Encyclopedia and The Canadian Encyclopedia of Music.
  • Search by keyword, click through interactive resources, or browse featured articles.
  • Suggestions for further research and links to related websites.

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Creative Commons

Internet Public Library

Online Tutorials

Learn Ontario Digital Tutorials



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