Online Resources

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To find out what we have here in the library @ Rez, search our catalogue.

If you’re trying to decide what database to use, or looking for a starting place for your research, click one of the subject guides below for a list of suggestions (more coming soon!):
Don’t forget to check out the Assignments page, for lists of recommended resources for specific projects and assignments.
The Library @ Rez subscribes to a wide range of databases. You will find the username and passwords for all of these databases on a handout in the library or as a pdf file in the EZ-Find folder (Online Resources passwords).

  •  Statistics Canada ~ More complete access to Statistics Canada data, including Census Data, CANSIM (tables of data covering a wide variety of topics), Human Activity and the Environment.
    • Also check Statistics Canada’s Learning Resources ~ specifically designed for students; includes Canadian statistics, maps, graphs, etc.
  • The Atlas of Canada ~ “discover Canada through maps and facts”; digital maps, facts, quizzes, and more…not just geographical information. Topics include environment, people & society, economy, history, climate change, health, and more!
  •  Vanier Institute of the Family ~ check out their Research & Publications section. The Vanier Institue”seeks to create awareness of, and to provide leadership on, the importance and strengths of families in Canada and the challenges they face in all of their structural, demographic, economic, cultural and social diversity.” For their definition of family, click here.
  • United States Census Bureau
  • FedStats ~ links to agencies and organizations that provide American statistics
  • USA.gov ~ lists of statistics, by topic
  • UN data ~ from the United Nations; searches 22 global databases
  • World Health Organization’s Data & Statistics
  • CIA World FactBook
  • Worldometers: realtime world statistics ~ counters that display real-time numbers for stats such as world population (e.g. number of births today), government & economics (e.g. number of computers sold so far this year), society & media (e.g. number of emails sent so far today), environment (e.g. carbon dioxide emissions so far this year), food (e.g. number of obese people in the world), water (e.g. number of people without access to safe drinking water), energy (e.g. number of days left until we run out of oil), and health (e.g. number of cigarettes smoked today)
  • Show: a new way to look at the world​ ~ resizes our world map according to various demographics/topics egs: war & conflict, religion, alcohol consumption, types of energy, GDP etc.
  • Social Progress Index ​~ measuring countries social progress in terms of Basic Human Needs (nutrition & medical care, water & sanitation, shelter, personal safety), Foundations of Wellbeing (access to basic knowledge, access information & communications), health & wellness, econsystem sustainability), and Opportunity (personal rights, personal freedom & choice, tolerance & inclusion, access to advanced education). Check out Canada’s page  to see how we stack up.
  • GapMinder ​~  a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.
  • CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) ~ for up-to-date news stories with a Canadian focus. For older stories and research, check out their Archives.
  •  Globe and Mail ~ National newspaper, published in Toronto. For research on a variety of topics from politics to business to sports, check out their “In-Depth” sections (from 2000 – current).
  •  The Record ~ access full-text versions of same-day articles; to access older articles, you must pay for a subscription.
  • CNN ~ also check out their Education section for Students with News Quizzes and other learning activities.
  • InfoTrac’s CPIQ (Canadian Periodical Index) ~ find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, newspapers (including selected sections of the Globe and Mail), etc.   This is in the InfoTrac research database, so you’ll need your InfoTrac password (see handout in library).
  • NewsTrust ~  helps people find good journalism online. Our review tools let you rate the news based on journalistic quality, not just popularity. These ratings help determine the daily selection of top news and opinions featured on the site.  Keep in mind that this is an American site!
  • InfoTrac Resources (you’ll need your InfoTrac password):
    • History of Canada~ eBook! Entries take the reader from the first wave of migration 12,000 years ago to today’s film and sports industries that cross international borders. Each chapter is amply subtitled, providing logical steps from one period in Canadian history to another
    • Canada in Context ~ includes reference, periodicals, primary sources, and multimedia resources
    • CPIQ (Canadian Periodical Index) ~ find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, newspapers (including selected sections of the Globe and Mail), etc.
  • Canadian Encyclopedia
  •  Historica Videos ~ includes short audio and video clips (“Historica Minutes” and “Footprints”)
  •  The Atlas of Canada ~ “discover Canada through maps and facts”; digital maps, facts, quizzes, and more…not just geographical information. Topics include environment, people & society, economy, history, climate change, health, and more!
  •  CBC Archives ~ categories to search include people, conflict & war, arts & entertainment, politics & economy, life & society, disasters & tragedy, science & technology, sports
  •  Library & Archives Canada ~ includes lists of suggested web sites, virtual exhibitions, research aids and more on a wide variety of topics. Also check out the Learning Centre!
  •  Canadiana ~ provides Canada’s documentary heritage content online; links to the Canadiana Discovery Portal and Early Canadiana Online
  •  Canada in the Making ~ the history of Canada through the words of the men and women who shaped the nation. It integrates narrative text with links to primary source texts.
  •  Cool Canada ~ themes include Incredible Inventions, Canadian Giants, Interesting People, Fascinating Places and Amazing Events and Phenomena
  •  Government of Canada: Departments and Agencies ~ an alphabetical listing of links to Government of Canada Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, Special Operating Agencies and various affiliated organizations.
Also check out the Grade 10 History Assignments page, where there are lots of links to sites about specific topics and decades in Canadian History!
  • Learn 360 ~ streaming video from educational video producers, including PBS, TVO, National Geographic and more
  • National Film Board documentaries ~ watch full-length Canadian documentaries
  • TeacherTube ~ like YouTube, with an educational focus
  • CBC Archives ~ videos and radio broadcasts; categories to search include people, conflict & war, arts & entertainment, politics & economy, life & society, disasters & tragedy, science & technology, sports
  • BookFlix ~ Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Username and password available in the library.
  • Britannica ImageQuest ~ Access to nearly 3 Million rights-cleared images!