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Free eBook "Databases"
Free eBook "Databases" (no login required)
Unite for Literacy This link opens in a new window
Free digital library of picturebooks. Includes ability to have the books read out loud in multiple languages. Ideal for English and French learners.
Oxford Owl Reading This link opens in a new window
Create a FREE account and get access to 250 free eBooks by Oxford Owl Press. Topics cover health, sports, animals, fictional stories, and more.
*Not all books on this website are free.
Project Gutenberg This link opens in a new window
Over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online
Logins for all VLC databases are on the back of the VLC Bookmark.
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Kids Infobits (Gale in Context - Elementary) This link opens in a new window
Research support for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Jam-packed with eye popping graphs, charts, maps and more than 3,000 searchable images, InfoBits features a visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, magazine and reference content
PebbleGo This link opens in a new window
Research database for emerging readers in grades K-3 covering animals and earth & space. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips
Britannica Elementary School Edition This link opens in a new window
General encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus covering a wide range of topics. Information is presented using text, audio, videos and images. Each article also contains links to explore more on the topic
Britannica Middle School Edition This link opens in a new window
Reference articles, journals, magazines, websites, multimedia, and curriculum content for intermediate students. Includes dictionary, atlas and student workspace.
Gale In Context: High School (formerly Student Resources in Context) This link opens in a new window
For students in Gr. 6+, this database provides cross-curricular support for for papers, projects, and presentations in areas such as history, sports, science & health, geography, government, social issues, arts & literature, world cultures & religions, biographies, and business.
Gale in Context: Middle School (formerly Research in Context) This link opens in a new window
For students Gr. 6-10, this visual database provides information, videos, and more on world cultures, science, politics, famous people (biographies), governments, world history, social issues, technology, literature, and more!
Canada in Context This link opens in a new window
Online experience of contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places and events.
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DK Find Out! This link opens in a new window
This is a free visual encyclopaedia with videos, quizzes, activities, and teacher lesson planning tools. Subjects include: animals, nature, computer coding, Earth, English/Language, world history, the human body, math, art, music, art, literature, science, space, sports, transportation and more!
Canadian Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
French/English. A comprehensive and authoritative general Canadian reference work. Also includes quizzes, games, multimedia, and links to other resources.
Our Incredible World This link opens in a new window
For students Gr. 4-11, this interactive resource offers videos, articles, and games focusing on habitats, ecosystems, biodiversity, species-at-risk, and invasive species. Teacher resources are also provided.
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