Online Databases

NWSS Online Resources – Secondary (8-12) provide educational and reference information for students. If you access from your school computers, no login or password is required.

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Gale Databases

Canada in Context is a multimedia database with a Canadian focus. The articles, video, interactive maps, and websites in this database are useful to any student wanting to learn more about Canada’s people, geography, history, science and sports.

Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.

World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.

Science in Context delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library. More than 22,000 topic overviews, 7,000 biographies, 16,000 images and videos, 170+ detailed experiments, 8,100 biographies, two dictionaries, and more.


grnr-web GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources). Authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources,

Contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other specialized reference sources published by Gale covering a variety of disciplines.


consumerhealth150 Consumer Health provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. One can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.
EBSCOhost_button_150x75 Search all the comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
novelistk8 NoveList is a database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists, reading levels,and more.


JSTOR includes over 1,400 leading academic journals and primary source materials valuable for academic work, including the most current issues of 174 journals.The entire archive is full-text searchable, includes images and multi-media files, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references


OED2_web The Oxford English Dictionary is the world’s most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. It covers words from across the English-speaking world, and traces the development of English from the earliest records to the present day.


 World Book Advanced Designed for high school and college students,includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
World Book Student Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, and thousands of editor-selected Web sites
Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students.
L’Encyclopédie Découverte offre des douzaines d’activités pratiques qui aideront les jeunes élèves à s’intéresser à la recherche.
The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on BC.

Ebooks – Novels, Graphic novels, storybooks, videos.

Tumblebook Library Access ebooks, videos, storybooks, and more. 1444060530521_tumbleimageEnglish,French and Spanish


my blueprint myBlueprint lets you build customized high school course plans, instantly identify the post-secondary opportunities that you have unlocked and explore valuable information for every destination in Canada. Instructions for use: Find the “New User” icon. Select your school. Click on “Create account.”

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