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A-Z List of Databases encyclopedias, eBooks, article databases, streamed media

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598/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308501663450388.pngAdvanced Placement Source (TDSB provided)  Advanced Placement Source (TDSB provided)
Designed to meet the needs of high school students enrolled in various Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses for curriculum support and inquiry. Features: peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, primary sources. *Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=ehost&defaultdb=aqh&groupid=main Database ArticlesVisual & Media Arts, Mathematics, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, English, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, History, Music
663/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28426_637032814930857668.pngBig Timber Media  Big Timber Media
25 French-language eBooks with a focus on social studies & science to support FSL learners.
https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/https://my.bigtimbermedia.com/eBooksScience & Technology, Social Studies, Indigenous Studies, Geography, History, French as a Second Language
40/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637309334407812897.pngBritannica Online (TDSB provided)  Britannica Online (TDSB provided)
Curriculum-aligned encyclopedia articles, educational videos, images, magazines and journals, learning games, and more available in three levels—Elementary, Middle, and High. Features: articles, citations, translation, primary sources, search by Grade. OSAPAC licensed. Login required; see Passwords      Help
http://school.eb.com/http://school.eb.com/EncyclopediasVisual & Media Arts, Health & PE, Language, Science & Technology, Social Studies, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, English, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Technological Education, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music, Arts
43/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637309332687433869.pngCanadian Encyclopedia   Canadian Encyclopedia
Grade: 4-12. Encyclopedias. Topic: social studies, history, geography, visual & media arts, drama & dance, music, business studies & economics, civics, politics & law, English, Indigenous studies, social sciences & humanities, technological education, science. Features: articles, photos, videos, timelines, interactive exhibits
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/ EncyclopediasVisual & Media Arts, Social Studies, Indigenous Studies, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, English, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Technological Education, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music, Arts
236/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1355_635938302487912539.pngCanadian Literary Centre (TDSB provided)  Canadian Literary Centre (TDSB provided)
With a deliberate Canadian focus, this database consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews. Features: articles, novels, short stories, poetry, read-aloud, translation, citations. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cjhhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cjhDatabase Articles, Subject LinksLanguage, English, Drama & Dance
17/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308505579543491.pngCanadian Points of View Reference Centre (TDSB provided)  Canadian Points of View Reference Centre (TDSB provided)
Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Features: articles, essays, read-aloud, citations, research guides, primary sources. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=pov-canhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=pov-canDatabase Articles, NewsScience & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, Current Events
658/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308498926880846.pngCanadian Reference Centre (TDSB provided)  Canadian Reference Centre (TDSB provided)
This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text (including the Toronto Star), full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies, and an image collection containing thousands of photos, maps and flags. The collection includes images from Canadian Press. Features: articles, book chapters, translation, primary sources. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rchhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rchDatabase Articles, NewsBusiness Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, Current Events
578/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308509362723742.pngCanadiana Online  Canadiana Online
Grade: 7-12. Subject Links. Topic: history, Canada, government, Indigenous peoples, heritage. Features: digital collections, books, newspapers, periodicals, images, archival materials.*In-school access only for students
http://online.canadiana.ca/http://online.canadiana.ca/Subject LinksIndigenous Studies, History
36/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635925299373942110.pngCapstone (TDSB provided)  Capstone (TDSB provided)
Fiction & nonfiction read-aloud eBooks for reading engagement at a range of levels with multiple perspectives included. Features: read-aloud, downloadable content. Login required; see Passwords *Also available through library catalogue
http://www2.tdsb.on.ca/libraries/Capstone.asphttp://www2.tdsb.on.ca/libraries/Capstone.aspeBooksHealth & PE, Language, Science & Technology, Social Studies, English, Science, Media Literacy, Geography
83/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635930344767386914.pngCBC Curio (TDSB provided)  CBC Curio (TDSB provided)
Streaming educational videos and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada for K-12 Canadian curriculum, critical thinking, student engagement, and current events. Features: primary sources. *In-school access for students only; also available through library catalogue      Help     Educator Tips & Tricks     Create an Educator Account
http://curio.ca/en/http://curio.ca/en/Multimedia, News, VideosVisual & Media Arts, Health & PE, Language, Science & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Careers & Cooperative Education, English, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Media Literacy, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music, Current Events, Arts
14/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637309340533660165.pngCultureGrams (TDSB provided)  CultureGrams (TDSB provided)
Primary source information about Canadian provinces and territories, and countries around the world including statistics, interviews, images, national anthems, recipes, infographics, and maps. Features: articles, data sets, graphs, recipes, flags, national anthems, read-aloud, primary sources, citations, four editions: Kids, World, Provinces and States. Login required; see Passwords      FAQ
http://online.culturegrams.com/index.phphttp://online.culturegrams.com/Database ArticlesMathematics, Social Studies, Business Studies & Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, Drama & Dance, Music, Arts
35/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637309338205657242.pngDestiny Discover (TDSB provided)  Destiny Discover (TDSB provided)
Fiction & nonfiction read-aloud eBooks for reading engagement at a range of levels, includes annotation tool & downloadable content. Features: picture books, novels, read-aloud, dictionary, annotation, downloadable content. Login required; see Passwords *Also available through library catalogue
https://wbb04811.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=04811http://wbb04811.follettshelf.com/eBooksLanguage, English
422/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308497916462369.pngExplora Canada - Elementary (TDSB provided)  Explora Canada - Elementary (TDSB provided)
A full-text database for elementary students providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection on a variety of topics for inquiry. Features: articles, images, streamed video, translation, primary sources, search by Lexile range. Login required; see Passwords
https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=explorap&groupid=mainhttps://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=explorap&groupid=mainDatabase Articles, NewsScience & Technology, Social Studies, Geography, History, Current Events
60/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308498327369003.pngExplora Canada - Secondary (TDSB provided)  Explora Canada - Secondary (TDSB provided)
Searches the following resources at once for 7-12 research and inquiry: Canadian Points of View, Advanced Placement Source, Canadian Reference Centre, History Reference Centre, Science Reference Centre, Literary Reference Centre Plus, Canadian Literary Centre. Features: articles, book chapters, translation, primary sources, limit to Canadian sources. Login required; see Passwords
https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=exploratd&groupid=mainhttps://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=exploratd&groupid=mainDatabase Articles, NewsScience & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Science, Geography, History, Current Events
602/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308503118315714.pngGale eBooks (TDSB provided)  Gale eBooks (TDSB provided)
Reference eBook collection supporting secondary science, social sciences & humanities, business studies & economics curriculum. Features: articles, book chapters, sort by reading difficulty, connect to Google Classroom, citation, highlight & notes, downloadable content, read-aloud, mp3. Login required; see Passwords
https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/nort32991?db=GVRLhttps://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/nort32991?db=GVRLeBooksVisual & Media Arts, Science & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Classical Studies & International Languages, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music
597/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308503603946827.pngGale in Context: Elementary (TDSB provided)  Gale in Context: Elementary (TDSB provided)
Formerly Kids InfoBits. Curriculum-aligned content including books, magazines, news periodicals, images, and videos on a variety of subjects for inquiry and reading engagement. Features: book chapters, pictures, magazine articles, news, read-aloud, primary sources, browse by topic. Login required; see Passwords
https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/tdsb_ascd?db=ITKE Database ArticlesHealth & PE, Language, Science & Technology, Social Studies, Arts
12/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635927071007079693.PNGGizmos (Ontario provided)  Gizmos (Ontario provided)
Grade: 3-12. Subject Links. Topic: science, math. Features: Mathies, Gizmos, tutorials & practice. OSAPAC licensed. Account required; ask teacher for class code to login.      Create an Educator Account
https://www.explorelearning.com/ Subject LinksMathematics, Science & Technology, Science
26/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308504744314137.pngGlobal Issues in Context (TDSB provided)  Global Issues in Context (TDSB provided)
Articles, biographies, images, videos, statistics and more to support global awareness, inquiry, and critical thinking. Features: articles, read-aloud, citations, translation, primary sources, interactive world map. Login required; see Passwords
https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/tdsb_ascd?db=GIC Database Articles, NewsScience & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, Current Events
18/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308494569148912.pngHistory Reference Center (TDSB provided)  History Reference Center (TDSB provided)
Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents. Features: articles, book chapters, read-aloud, citations, translation, research guides, primary sources. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=hrchttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=hrcDatabase ArticlesHistory
38/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635877741339144833.pngInfobase eBooks (TDSB provided)  Infobase eBooks (TDSB provided)
Grade: 7-12. eBooks. Topic: science, health, sports. Features: citations, downloadable content. Login required; see Passwords
http://ebooks.infobaselearning.com/default.aspx?InstID=1433http://ebooks.infobaselearning.com/default.aspx?InstID=1433eBooksScience & Technology, Science
606/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28426_636410689916358403.pngLearn360 (TDSB provided)  Learn360 (TDSB provided)
Streaming video, audio, and accompanying support materials for K-12 curriculum and student engagement. Features: streamed video, images, citations, permalinks, downloadable content, custom clips, video transcripts, filter by grade. OSAPAC licensed. Login required; see Passwords *Also available through library catalogue      Support Centre     Educator Tips & Tricks
http://learn360.infobase.com/p_Home.aspx Multimedia, VideosVisual & Media Arts, Careers, Health & PE, Language, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies, Business Studies & Economics, Careers & Cooperative Education, English, Classical Studies & International Languages, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music, Arts
21/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308507225510042.pngLiterary Reference Center Plus (TDSB provided)  Literary Reference Center Plus (TDSB provided)
Full-text resources for information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. Features: articles, encyclopedia entries, book chapters, full-text classics, read-aloud, citations, translation, research guides, primary sources, search by country, culture, genre, movement. Login required; see Passwords
https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=plus&groupid=mainhttps://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=plus&groupid=mainDatabase ArticlesLanguage, English
503/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_636178297667415749.gifMiddle Search Plus EBSCOhost (TDSB provided)  Middle Search Plus EBSCOhost (TDSB provided)
Grade: 7-12. Database Articles. Topic: science & technology, science, geography, current events, business studies & economics. Features: articles, book chapters, news, videos, translation; limit to Canadian sources. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=msp&defaultdb=mih&groupid=main Database ArticlesScience & Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Science, Geography
222/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1355_635938281585740519.pngMindomo (Ontario provided)  Mindomo (Ontario provided)
Grade: JK-12. Web Tools. Topic: digital literacy. Features: collaboration, assignments. OSAPAC licensed. Account required; ask teacher for access code. *Students cannot create account with TDSB email address      Help
https://www.mindomo.com/ Web ToolsDigital Literacy
522/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_636222556714539675.pngNational Film Board of Canada (NFB) (TDSB provided)  National Film Board of Canada (NFB) (TDSB provided)
Streaming videos on issues of global importance from a Canadian perspective including documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works for K-12 Canadian curriculum, critical thinking, and student engagement. Features: streamed video, permalinks, custom clips; filter by age. *In-school access for students only; also available through library catalogue      Educator Tips & Tricks     Create an Educator Account
https://www.nfb.ca/ VideosVisual & Media Arts, Health & PE, Language, Science & Technology, Indigenous Studies, English, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Media Literacy, Geography, History, Drama & Dance
68/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635929612593434242.pngNaxos Music Library (Ontario provided)  Naxos Music Library (Ontario provided)
The world´s largest online classical music library offering streaming access to more than 144,990 CDs with more than 2,244,500 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. Features: streamed audio. Login required; see Passwords
https://www.nml3.naxosmusiclibrary.com/login Database ArticlesMusic, Arts
519/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_636204395735526966.jpgNetMath  NetMath
Grade: 3-8. Subject Links. Topic: math, French. Features: practice questions, curriculum-based, calculator, glossary. *Login required; ask teacher for activation code      Login using activation code     Create an educator account     Login help     How to Login to Netmath from Home (by Larissa Aradj)
https://www.netmath.ca/fr-on/ Subject LinksMathematics
54/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637309343539331432.pngNoveList (TDSB provided)  NoveList (TDSB provided)
Created specifically for kids and the adults who work with them, this online database encourages reading success. Kids can use it to find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also use it to find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Features: articles, book reviews, book lists; search by grade range, genre, Lexile. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=novelistk8http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=novelistk8Database ArticlesLanguage, English
617/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_636446081755566205.pngOntario Education Resource Bank (OERB) (Ontario provided)  Ontario Education Resource Bank (OERB) (Ontario provided)
Grade: JK-12. Database Articles. Topic: math, careers & cooperative education, health & PE, science & technology, social studies, arts, geography, history, business studies & economics. Features: activities, games, videos, worksheets. Login required; see Passwords
https://resources.elearningontario.ca/d2l/loginh/ Database ArticlesVisual & Media Arts, Health & PE, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies, Business Studies & Economics, Civics, Politics & Law, Careers & Cooperative Education, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Technological Education, Geography, History, Drama & Dance, Music, Arts
51/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635925312102910916.pngPebbleGo (TDSB provided)  PebbleGo (TDSB provided)
Articles on science and social studies topics for beginning inquiry and reading engagement with vocabulary support. Features: articles, images, streamed video, read-aloud, citations, games. Login required; see Passwords
http://www.pebblego.com/login/index.html?sqs=e8a92fa714a7d099da444e3bdf2bdf93f62e51b15d3fa0259fd774d58362e930http://www.pebblego.com/login/index.html?sqs=e8a92fa714a7d099da444e3bdf2bdf93f62e51b15d3fa0259fd774d58362e930Database ArticlesScience & Technology, Social Studies
660/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637018024740227312.pngPebbleGo Next (TDSB provided)  PebbleGo Next (TDSB provided)
Articles on a variety of science topics for inquiry and reading engagement with vocabulary support and read-aloud feature. Login required; see Passwords
http://www.pebblegonext.com/login/?sqs=e8a92fa714a7d099da444e3bdf2bdf93f62e51b15d3fa0259fd774d58362e930 Database ArticlesScience & Technology
13/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637308506717258784.pngScience Reference Center (TDSB provided)  Science Reference Center (TDSB provided)
Full text resources from hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. Features: articles, book chapters, experiments, citations, translation, research guides. Login required; see Passwords
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=scirc&groupid=mainhttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s1920611&profile=scirc&groupid=mainDatabase ArticlesScience & Technology, Science
34/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635925298299739882.pngtab-vue (TDSB provided)  tab-vue (TDSB provided)
Curriculum-aligned nonfiction Canadian eBooks in French & English.Features: eBooks, non-fiction. Login required; see Passwords
http://tabvue.com/library-access/?authkey=03eff210364http://tabvue.com/library-access/?authkey=03eff210364eBooksSocial Studies, Civics, Politics & Law, Geography, History
15/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/1320_635925282864049778.pngTeen Health and Wellness (TDSB provided)  Teen Health and Wellness (TDSB provided)
Nonjudgmental, straightforward articles for 7-12 students on a variety of health & well-being topics. All content is reviewed by professionals in the relevant field. Login required; see Passwords
http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/Database ArticlesHealth & PE
596/Portals/library/Webteam_VirtualLibrary/28421_637304054924714912.jpgTVO Mathify (Ontario provided)  TVO Mathify (Ontario provided)
Grade: 7-10. Subject Links. Topic: mathematics. Features: 1-1 online math tutoring with Ontario certified teachers, digital math learning tools. Free account required; register using OEN & date of birth
https://tvo.org/mathify-reg Subject LinksMathematics
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