Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Always begin your research by looking up your topic in an Encyclopaedia. Reading about your topic will give you an overview and help you narrow down the scope of your research.
EBSCO DATABASESThese databases include leading Canadian and international periodicals as well as many Canadian reference books and an image collection containing more than one million photos, maps and flags. The collection also includes images from Canadian Press.The Portals Below all belong to the EBSCO DATABASE.
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Other Databases for online research
Includes more than 150,000 multimedia resources including feature films, documentary videos, images, and articles.
National Film Board of Canada. Many films in both English and French can be streamed on this site 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—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.
The CBC Digital Archives website makes available a wealth of CBC Radio and CBC Television clips from more than 75 years of broadcasting. Browse our recommended features or our categories and topics, discover great programs, interviews, and personalities from the past, learn more about Canada’s and world’s history, and access educational materials for students from grades six through 12.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).