Karen Haefling & Kerry McManus Teacher-Librarians
Lori Nesbit Technical Resource Assistant (TRA)
Access online databases on the Home page AND search for books on Catalog page
Destiny Discover: Access Ebooks and Audio books in the collection. Use AD school login.
How-To Guide SERC Library eBooks and AudioBooks
Parent Lending Library: Email librarian for account set up and instructions
Request passwords in the SERC Library for the online databases to access at home.
Novels for Students (Gale)
Collection of videos provides users with an extensive library of recent Canadian-produced titles and segments.
Writing a Paper
Always ask your teacher which style (MLA or APA) you should use for your paper.
Academic Citation Resource Guide: An in-depth, easy to use guide by SuperSummary
Cite Fast Automatically generate citations in APA and other styles
My Bib a free automatic bibliography and citation maker
MLA Citation Basics: excellent, clearly written guide to creating MLA citations
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Resources to help you write an essay or report
Research Tip Sheets (Steps in the Research Process)
Access Learning Canada’s leading provider of educational media offers instant on-demand access to over 4,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs. (See Librarian for username & password)
Country Profiles: BBC full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
NFB: Films on this site can be streamed free of charge. The collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians
Rand: A topics list. Recommended as a good place to start when you are choosing a topic for a class project.
CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”
Google Scholar: “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.”
Stratford Public Library
Download Library – If you have a library card at any Public Library in Perth County, you can download Audiobooks, eBooks and Video.
Study Sites (Stratford Public Library) – Use these reliable sources to help you with your research and homework.
TumbleReadables – Scroll down on the SPL Homework Help page to find lots of great read-along books for students 7-12 (Teen Fiction, Classics, Graphic Novels)
Common Sense Media Expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools and so much more for families and educators
Your Connected Life A Teen’s Guide to Life Online
Browse the Red Maple and White Pine books and get program information HERE