“The time is always right to do the right thing.” Martin Luther King
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) http://french.eb.com
- Infobase Databases (English): Ancient & Modern World History, Issues & Controversies, World Religions (& Philosophy) and Science Online https://fofweb.com
username - ycmhspassword - Please contact our library technician for the password (*Hint* Who we cheer for!)
- Our local library offers free access to Britannica Library https://library.eb.com/levels/youngadults
- The Halifax Public Library offers access to various databases such as Proquest and encyclopedias with a free library card (Any NS can get a free library card to the HPL which they will send you electronically.) https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/resources/research-reference/
CITING YOUR SOURCES
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:
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.
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!
Monday to Friday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sept. 20, 2021 to June 17, 2022
(except holidays & school closures)
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.)