Student Resources

Our library offers a variety of student resources from reading programs to research. Most require usernames and passwords for access, so please refer to your agenda planners. Read below to see what we have to offer. Click on the titles to directly access them.

Note: Catalogue pages are best viewed using Internet Explorer.

Online Databases
Databases are online collections of information typically from reference books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. Unlike a free search engine (ie. Google), this information can only be found and accessed through databases which requires a username and password. We subscribe to a number of them including the following:

Online Encyclopedias
Similar to the dusty sets you may have at home, an online encyclopedia is a digitized collection of information on a variety of subjects. The advantage of the digital format is that information can be updated as things change. You will need a username and password for our World Book set.

Virtual Books 
Virtual Books are digitized and searchable copies of print books. That means we have both print copies and online copies of a number of our reference books. The advantage of a virtual book is that it allows for multi-access use unlike traditional print books. Like a traditional search, you can use the table of contents or index or, use a keyword search in the virtual book’s search engine feature.  Again, you will need a username and password to access them. Here are some of the subjects covered:

  • Health
  • Sciences
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Culture
  • Society

Subject Area Links
We also carry a list of links for each subject area specific to class assignments. You do not need usernames or passwords for these.

Looking for an alternative to Google? Try Webpath Express. This search engine is specific to student research. It’s results provide brief but detailed synopses of each result and grade level appropriateness.

For the ultimate search, try One search by clicking here or clicking on the “Power” tab from our Catalog. Learn more about it here.