One of our AWESOME Teen Readers' Choice Award Contest books!

See a book that interests you?  

Request it by logging in: 
Username - your Student ID
Password - Your last name all in lowercase

Quote of the day

“The time is always right to do the right thing.” Martin Luther King

'23 Teen Readers' Choice Award Books Contest
Happening 1st semester!

Don't miss out on your chance to read, vote for your favorite and possibly WIN!
Voting will close at the start of second semester next school year

'23 Pink Shirt Day

2023 TRCA Selections of 4
Indigenous of 4
Online Research - Databases & Encyclopedia

Online Databases for Student Research

Databases are great resources for doing research quickly!

 (see tabs above)

Please contact our library technician if you have questions about these resources.

The information in databases is selected specifically for students and the content is current, unbiased, and accurate.  Databases provide time saving, starting points for research into a topic and allow you to save your information in folders for use at a later time.  Databases include citation information making it easier to cite your sources, compile bibliographies or lists of references. They also offer primary sources, videos and copyright free images to add to projects and presentations.  

These are paid subscriptions and you will need login information below to access them except for EBSCO which is accessed through your GNSPES.

Our school currently subscribes to:                                                                                                             

  • EBSCO -  Access EBSCO through your GNSPES account by clicking on Research under Learning Resources
  • Universalis Database (French)
  • Infobase Databases (English): Ancient & Modern World History, Issues & Controversies, World Religions (& Philosophy) and Science Online

username - ycmhs

password - Please contact our library technician for the password (*Hint* Who we cheer for!)

Other databases are accessible through NS public libraries:
Research - Citing Your Sources


It is very important to avoid plagiarism by citing your sources and crediting others when including their opinions, phrasing, thoughts, photos or art in your assignments whether an essay, report or presentation.

This is often done by quoting a work within an assignment and including a reference list (bibliography) at the end of an assignment. There are various citation styles, but the most commonly used ones here at school are APA or MLA.  

The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers style guides, formatting and helpful tips:

There are free (please check before using) citation generators for citing sources which you may find helpful such as:

Please check with your teacher as to which citation style you should use.  
Audio & Ebooks


Our school library has a limited collection of audio books.  However, there are some great, free options in audio and eBooks available through the suggested sites below that provide easy downloadable options or for use with apps such as Libby or Overdrive.

Please contact our library technician should you need assistance accessing these resources.

Western Counties Regional Library (local library):

Register online for a library card and include your email address to have your card number emailed to you enabling you to have access to audio and eBooks as well as their other online resources such as newspapers and databases.

HPL Online Resources:

The Halifax Public Library grants free membership to all Nova Scotians.  

Once you register, you will receive a temporary digital card by email that is good for 6 weeks. This will allow you to access audio and eBooks as well as their other online resources.

To register for a card:

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers free online access to over 60,000 eBooks that do not require an app to download. These typically are older works for which the copyright has expired making them free for you to access!

Library Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Sept. 20, 2021 to June 17, 2022

(except holidays & school closures)

Library Services App

Download the ILS (Library Services) App to search for and request books!

-Search  'Insignia Software" 

in either the Google Play or Apple store

-Select Tri-County Regional Centre for Education

-Log in using your Student ID as the username & your last name for your password

(Please keep in mind that it will give you results for all of TCRCE.  

Click on the book, to see which library it is available at.  Place a reserve if it is available at YCMHS.)


Apple QR Code
Scan to download the Insignia OPAC App for Apple  devices.

Android Devices QR
Scan to download the Insignia OPAC App for Android devices.

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