Karen Haefling  & Kerry McManus  Teacher-Librarians

SERC Library website

Access online databases on the Home page AND search for books on Catalog page

Destiny Discover: Access Ebooks and Audio books in the collection. Use AD school login.

How-To Guide SERC Library eBooks and AudioBooks

Parent Lending Library: Email librarian for account set up and instructions


Request passwords in the SERC Library for the online databases to access at home.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Gale Databases


Novels for Students  (Gale)

Teen Health and Wellness

Writing a Paper

Always ask your teacher which style (MLA or APA) you should use for your paper.

Academic Citation Resource Guide: An in-depth, easy to use guide by SuperSummary

Cite Fast Automatically generate citations in APA and other styles

My Bib a free automatic bibliography and citation maker

MLA Citation Basics: excellent, clearly written guide to creating MLA citations

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Resources to help you write an essay or report

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

MLA Style Research Paper

APA Style Research Paper


Research Tip Sheets (Steps in the Research Process)

Country Profiles: BBC full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

The Economist:  A topics list. Recommended as a good place to start when you are choosing a topic for a class project.

CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”

Google Scholar: “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.”

Stratford Public Library

Download Library –  If you have a library card at any Public Library in Perth County, you can download Audiobooks, eBooks and Video.

Study Sites (Stratford Public Library) – Use these reliable sources to help you with your research and homework.

TumbleReadables – Scroll down on the SPL Homework Help page to find lots of great read-along books for students 7-12 (Teen Fiction, Classics, Graphic Novels)

Digital Citizenship    

Common Sense Media Expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools and so much more for families and educators

Creative Commons

Your Connected Life  A Teen’s Guide to Life Online