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Scroll down for links to help with bibliographic citations.

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Online Databases - Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password) 

Oxford English Dictionary - Includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words. 

World Book Info Finder - The optimal resource for elementary and middle school students, it contains over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, specialized research tools, multimedia, science projects and experiments, and much more.

World Book Kids - Kid-friendly version of the World Book Encyclopedia, including maps and timelines.

World Book Online Reference Centre - A good place for older kids to begin their research on a wide variety of topics.  Includes e-books and multimedia.


Subject Guides - Open Resources (no login required)

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Biographies of significant people who played a role in the formation of Canada and who died between the years 1000 and 1930. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia - The complete text. Continuously updated. [How to use]

Khan Academy - Over 2100 free educational videos on a variety of subjects, with special focus on mathematics.

 

Help With Bibliographic Citations

 Once you're finished your research paper, you may need some help formatting your bibliography (the list of information sources you used in doing your research). Bibliographical citations include basic descriptive information about the book, article or website (author, title and publishing information). There are established guidelines for what to include, and the order that information should be presented. Two of the most popular citation systems are MLA and APA . 

For help with MLA Citation style, you can find examples at Citation Machine or  Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

For help with the APA Citation style, you can find examples at   Citation Machine or  Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

Several of our online databases actually format the bibliographic citation for you! Try searching for articles in EBSCOhost or CBCA Reference & Current Events and look for the link to cite or citation.

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