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Online Research


databases, web collections, e-books etc.

If you are using these databases at home, you will need a password.  To access passwords, you have these options:
  • passwords can be found in the Citation Station on the wall in the library and library lab - grab a sticker or take a photo 
  • you may also have access to them through your teacher's Google Classroom or D2L

NEW 2017!  Most of our online sources are provided by a 
company called EBSCO, essentially an online library. Scroll down to explore the resources. 

JMSS Virtual Library(online copies of JMSS Encyclopedias)

keyword searchable encyclopedias of
  • Health, 
  • History, 
  • Careers, 
  • Science

Explora searches Canadian Reference Centre, Advanced Placement Source, Literary Reference Center, Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, History Reference Center and Science Reference Center all at once!,uid&custid=s1142192&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aqh&groupid=mainHUGE collection of articles, magazines, journals, newspapers for research!
NOT just for AP students - just a similar name,uid&custid=s1142192&profile=pov-can&groupid=mainArticles with arguments and counter-arguments on Canadian social issues. Info and resources organized by topic area - very handy! Citation tools.,uid&custid=s1142192&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rch&groupid=main

A vast collection of Canadian articles, magazines, journals, newspapers.

Great for PhysEd and Science research on health, disease, mental health, and medical topics. Info is aimed at a teen audience.

General-purpose encyclopedia - try this instead of Wikipedia! Includes great images and links to other sources.
French general-purpose encyclopedia.,uid&custid=s1142192&profile=scirc&groupid=main
Articles, reference books, images, journals, magazines etc. on earth science, life science, technology, health etc.

Literary Reference Centre Plus
Includes Encyclopedia of Literary Works, Critical Essays, Biographies, plot summaries, etc,uid&custid=s1142192&profile=hrc&groupid=main
Streaming classical, folk, jazz, blues, world music. Needs a password for use at home.

The Gale databases with which you may be familiar, are no longer available through school. The OPL subscribes to them, so they are available there. You will need your OPL library card to gain access.
  • find articles!
  • a HUGE collection of databases for research!
  • if you have trouble accessing through this link, many of these databases are available on the Ottawa Public Library website. You need your library card to gain access. 

  • e-books
  • collection of full-text encyclopedias, reference books, manuals, and handbooks on sooooooo many topics
  • click this link, then sign in with your library card and pin number

JMSS Library Scholarly Research: Database Collections