District Digital Reference Library

The district provides a wide range of digital reference resources for K-12 students and staff to use. Schools can access most of these resources without usernames or passwords.  From all other locations, a user name and password may be required.  Please check with your Teacher-Librarian or School Principal for more information about these resources. 


The Early World of Learning offers resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp early childhood topics while developing reading, oral language and problem solving skills. Solve puzzles, listen to songs from the carousal, play learning games and read stories. World Book Classroom's Dramatic Learning uses dramatic readings of plays to help students gain reading fluency and understand core concepts. K-12 readers theatre scripts are supported with age appropriate lessons. Curricular links are shown.

World Book Kids features content and tools developed especially for elementary students conducting research. This site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, comparison tools, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Student is intended for upper intermediate students and includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites and correlations to curriculum standards.

World Book Advanced is a reference tool designed for high school and college students and includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte is a reference tool offering World Book’s editorial content and rich media in French.

World Book Discover, includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive videos for elementary and secondary students.

NFB-ONF Screening Room National Film Board-Office offers streaming educational videos for home and school use.

Canadian Points of View provides millions of related articles with overviews, point and counterpoints. Providing a balanced perspective on current issues, Canadian Points of View helps students to judge fact versus fiction.

Student Research Centre - Suitable for all students.  This Student Research Centre database houses a comprehensive collection of magazines, newspapers, primary source documents, radio and TV news scripts, film and video, country reports and photos to be used for research.

Consumer Health Complete provides a comprehensive collection of current health related articles, evidence related health reports, herb and drug information, images, diagrams and videos. This is a comprehensive resource suitable for high school Science, Health and Home Economics courses.

KnowBC is set up as an online edition of Harbour Publishing’s Encyclopedia of British Columbia and is British Columbia’s leading general reference site.

E-STAT provides information such as tables, maps and graphs from Statistics Canada’s Census of Population database. (Currently under construction)

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Canada in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content, written from a Canadian perspective, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

National Geographic Kids is a reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they've never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.