Resource Information

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  • Access Science is the online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with over 8,000 articles, definitions, biographies and current news articles for the world of science.
  • Remote access is possible by visiting a library branch and downloading a Roaming Passport from the database to your personal device.

Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Students can learn about a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.

LearningExpress Library Canada is an online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students of all ages succeed in areas of career preparation, math, science, reading/writing and in taking standard tests and entrance exams. You will find TOEFL tests, TOEIC, SAT and the Canadian Citizenship tests in this database. This resource includes immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results.

How do I sign up?
It's easy to sign up!  All you need is an email and a password.

What practice tests are available?
Practice tests are available for TOEFL IBT, SAT, GED, TOEIC, Canadian Citizenship and others.

NoveList K-8 Plus was developed by librarians and school media specialists, and is easy to use! Just type in an author, title or key words, or browse the database by age group, and you'll access a rich collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads book lists and more. You'll also find professional resources such as Grab-and-Go Book Lists--vetted lists of high-interest titles on a variety of curriculum-based topics and segmented by grade level. Use BookTalks to generate enthusiasm about reading, or peruse the Curricular Connections to find resources to help lead kids to books.

PowerKnowledge Science Suite online resources are specifically designed for students in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum based content, PowerKnowledge science databases promote digital literacy and 21st century learning skills while offering research, reports and homework help. Learn with the help of books, videos and games!

PowerKnowledge is 3 databases in 1, Life Science, Earth & Space Science and Physical Science. Switch from one database to the next in the top left hand corner.

TumbleBook Library is an interactive database for children to follow along as their favourite books come to life with graphics and sound in English, French, and Spanish!