In a world so full of information at our ‘fingertips’ it can be a challenge for students to effectively locate quality, relevant resources for study, research and assignments. The College Library provides access to quality databases for student research and study. The featured database in this week’s library news are from Infobase Learning. Infobase online databases contain authoritative content across a range of subject and topic areas. Known for their unprecedented depth of coverage, the subject-specific databases cover a wide range of core curriculum areas – from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, current issues and more, at the Middle, Senior School, and academic levels.
All the databases on the GCCHub can be accessed via the iResearch tab, offer unlimited simultaneous use, 24/7. Students can access the databases anytime, anywhere, whether in class, at the library, or at home, from any connected device.
Health Reference Center
This database is an essential resource for psychology, health and body
Modern World History
With Modern World History, students can delve deep into their topics or examine different perspectives through event and topic entries, slideshows, primary sources, images, tablet/mobile-friendly videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies of key people, original maps and charts. This is an excellent source of information for students studying history.
Today’s Science features thousands of original articles by scientists and science journalists, based on the most current peer-reviewed journal articles. The in-depth coverage spans important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology. The articles are written using easy-to-understand, engaging language and are well suited to student exploration and understanding of everyday science concepts.
The Science Online database features specially selected content on core science disciplines to help Secondary students find a starting point for their research. Students can also access the full, updated content of science eLearning Modules, which target a variety of core topics.
The World Almanac for Kids
The World Almanac for Kids provides excellent resources for student inquiry, assignments and research: engaging, fun entries on upper primary and middle school subjects, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles, with new content added regularly.
Students and families are encouraged to explore these quality databases when working on assessment/assignments or for learning more about a topic of interest. Mrs Morris is available to assist with research questions and to guide students in their use of these databases. Students can send Mrs Morris an email or make an appointment with her at the Library.
See you in the Library,
Beryl Morris – Secondary Teacher Librarian