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Homework Help for Teens

Online Databases - High Quality!

Any of our sponsored online databases below in the highlighted grey section can be used for school projects as each article you find was originally a PRINT RESOURCE, i.e. magazines, newspapers, journals, reference books, etc. The original print citation is given for each article.

Canadian Points of View
This full-text database provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. There are 100 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and a corresponding Critical Thinking Guide.

Video Tutorials Available:

CPI.Q
Full text of Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected Globe and Mail articles, covering current events, health, technology, history, culture. Some French titles.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
200 full text encyclopedias covering all subject areas, including medicine, social sciences, literature and psychology.

Video Tutorials Available:

General OneFile 1980 - JUN, 2009
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Student Edition
With an American focus for high-school students, this database includes indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. (Kids graphical interface)

TumbleBook Cloud (middle/high school aged readers)
An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.
User name: brockvillepl ; Password: login

World Book Online for Kids 
This resource was developed especially for young public library patrons.  The site offers east-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

World Book Online for Students 
This tool contains content and features designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.

General Resources

Guide to Canada's System of Justice
Includes information about the history of law in Canada, the Constitution, the Judicial structure, and the role of the public.

Trade Data Online
A resource listing the imports and exports between Canada and over 200 countries. Click on "Canada and U.S. Trade by Product". Under "Trade Type" select either "Total Exports" or "Total Imports". Under trader select either Canada as a whole or individual provinces. Under "Value In" choose either U.S. dollars, Cdn dollars or percentage value. (you will likely use the Cdn dollars). Under time period you can select a specific year, range of years, last 5 years or last 10 years. Under "Trading Partner", select the country you are interested in. Under "Product Search"you can choose to list all products, or the top 25 products. Finally click on "Run Report".

Environmental Green Lane
This site contains resources on all aspects of the environment. You can search by topic.

1Up Info - Encyclopedia and Reference Resource
Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, law, Sports, Everyday Life and more. Includes country studies and North America Gazetteer.

O Canada
O Canada.ca is your resource for information about Canada, and a popular web portal for Canadians!

Current Events
Current news from the WN database.

Teen Space @ The Internet Public Library
A list of resources for teens organized by category.

Citation styles, plagiarism & style manuals
How and why to cite information.

Pollution News and Information
Information on types of pollution from the WN database.

Encyclopedias

Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Provides information in English and French about Canadian personalities, places, and events.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Britannica Online, featuring the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus, videos, web sites, and magazines.

World Book Online
Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia.

Reference

Cultural Profiles Project
Provides an overview of life and customs in the specified country.

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