Naomi Jackson Groves Library

Coming soon...

the newly renovated Learning Commons!


Accessing The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).webm (Watch a brief introduction video)

By accessing the VLE, directly, you do not require a username or password even from home! The VLE gives you access to D2L and the EBSCOHOST databases.


Select the following links to watch tutorials on using the EBSCOhost Databases.

1) Watch "Introduction to EBSCOhost" first!

2) "Basic Searching"

3) "Advanced Searching"

4) "Reading an Article"

5) "Citing Articles" (Important! EBSCOhost can directly export your citation to Noodletools!)


Video #1 Create an Alexandria Account.mp4
Video #2 Placing a Hold on a Book!.webm

Book loaning is temporarily suspended due to library renovations... stay tuned!


Email Etiquette for Students.mp4

Do you need to email a teacher? Watch this 2- minute video on "Email Etiquette" to make sure you are using the proper structure and tone.

Looking for a book to read online? Check out Sora. Check back for new titles! Select the "Young Adult Fiction" Tab

Click here for "How you Use Sora" document

Quick Start Guide for Students

This resource contains links to many useful online resources including access to Nelson & Pearson textbooks.

It is recommended that you get an Ottawa Public Library Card to allow you access to many online resources needed to help support your learning. Click here.


Select "Library Catalogue" to search for books in our library.

From this page, find links to online encyclopedias & EBSCOHOST databases by selecting "Research Options"

This guideline outlines types of plagiarism, how to prevent plagiarism and the consequences of plagiarising at A.Y. Jackson.