E-RESOURCES HELPFUL LINKS

Check out the following links for info on things from reference databases, study help, and voting to ratings on colleges and universities.

Online journal databases:

EBSCO: Provides access to full-text articles and information from a variety of sources including - magazines, newspapers, books, maps, TV/radio transcripts, pictures and audio/visual resources. eLibrary Canada allows researchers of all ages to search for topics by keyword, by Canadian resources only, or browse topic lists. To learn more about what information these databases contain - go ahead - click on the link and sign in using your library card.

INFOTRAC/Thomson Gale Database:  This source of information is made available by Knowledge Ontario. INFOTRAC is composed of a multitude of databases covering a wide variety of topics for every age/grade. To learn more about what these databases contain, go ahead - click on the link and sign in using your library card.

INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY: was founded by a class at the Michigan's School of Information.

ONTARIO HISTORY QUEST: A student learning resource dedicated to discovering Ontario's history - its people, their dreams, struggles and achievements (support the grades 7, 8, 10 & 12 history curricula).

EASYBIB: The free automatic bibliography composer

LINK TO LEARNING 9 - 12: A great resource with lots of links to websites that directly support the Ontario Secondary Curriculum.

How to Study Websites: Studying techniques and tips, stress control advice, note taking tips - you will find here all these and more to help you become a more successful student.

  • ADPRIMA: a guide that contains some of the best and most effective study skills techniques of successful students.
  • HOW-TO-STUDY: gives you skills on how to study.
  • STUDY GUIDES AND STRATEGIES: eight strategies of creative thinking used by geniuses that help with problem solving.

LOOKWAYUP: online English dictionary with optional translation. It corrects your spelling plus has thesaurus and synonyms.

Driving: find out resources to help you learn to drive and pass driving tests.

Budgeting your money...who doesn't need help with that! Here is a list of some sites on tips for handling your cash.

  • CANLEARN: learning and career planning resources for students and adults. Information on financing your education.
  • PRACTICAL MONEY SKILLS FOR STUDENTS: check out the fourteen lessons for teens (grades 7 - 12) on money and budgeting.
  • YOUNG MONEY: money management made easy by this fun magazine for teens.

Scholarships/Colleges & Universities: everything from access to thousands of scholarships and bursaries to college rankings and student campus issues.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS CANADA: free, but registration is required. Links to other education or scholarship related sites.
  • NEADS: National Educational Association of Disabled Students - provides links to and information on campus student groups and committees that are involved in issues and services for university students with disabilities.
  • DIRECTORY OF CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES: offers a complete listing of all the colleges, career colleges and universities in Canada.
  • SCHOOLFINDER: an amazing search engine for Canadian colleges, career colleges, universities, graduate schools and even online training.
  • MACLEAN'S UNIVERSITIES: ratings and rankings by adults for universities - the only one of it's kind in Canada.

Career Cruising: an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place!

QUIT SMOKING: Health Canada's site to help you quit the nicotine habit.

INTERNET SAFETY: safe surfing tips for teens.

Media Smarts: an interactive tool to help parents increase their awareness of the ways that children and teens are using the internet for learning, entertainment and socializing and the issues they may be encountering along the way.