Karen Haefling & Kerry McManus Teacher-Librarians
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.
Novels for Students (Gale)
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
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)
Common Sense Media Expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools and so much more for families and educators
Your Connected Life A Teen’s Guide to Life Online