eBooks & Student Search Portals

Tumble Books
http://www.tumblebooks.com/
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
(See your teacher-librarian for the username and password for home use)

Teaching Books
http://www.teachingbooks.net/home/
TeachingBooks.net is an online collection of K-12 multimedia author and book resources.
(See your teacher-librarian for the password for home use)

Starfall.com - Where Children Have Fun Learning to Read
http://www.starfall.com/

Online alphabet games and stories. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.

Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net/
Online stories, activities and author information. Use the menu on the left to access title selection.

Kids Click
http://www.kidsclick.org/
A collection of web sites selected by librarians on a full range of curriculum areas.  The sites are rated by reading level.

Enchanted Learning – Zoom School
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/index.shtml

Ask for Kids
http://www.askforkids.com

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Online Reference Portals

World Book Online
http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Home
An online reference tool for students from grade 4+ with thousands of articles, state-of-the art multimedia, editor-reviewed Web sites, periodical content, and more!
(See your teacher-librarian for the username and password for home use)

World Book Kids Online
http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home?gr=WELCOME
World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities for primary and junior students.
(See your teacher-librarian for the username and password for home use)

Grolier Online
Your link to:
- The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia – for primary, junior students
- Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia –for junior, intermediate, and senior students
- Lands and Peoples – for junior and intermediate students
- The New Book of Popular Science  - for junior, intermediate and senior students
- Encyclopedia America - for intermediate and senior students
http://go.grolier.com
(See your teacher-librarian for the username and password for home use)

The Canadian Encyclopedia
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/
Your best general reference source for Canadian facts.

Kids InfoBits
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/ko_k12elm_d54?db=ITKE
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.

InfoTrac Junior
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/k12/infomark/1/1/1/purl=rc6_K12J
A searchable database for E-Books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more. Suitable for students grades 6+

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News Sites

CBC News
http://www.cbcnews.ca

The Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

The Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/

National Post
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/index.html

Canoe
http://en.canoe.ca/home.html

Macleans
http://www.macleans.ca/

Special Editions of Canadian Newspapers
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/2/14/

10x10
http://www.tenbyten.org/10x10.html

Current events at the global level are updated hourly on this visual grid of words and pictures that highlights leading international news.

Online Newspapers
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips.

The Weather Network
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/

Barrie Examiner
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/

Orillia Packet & Times
http://www.orilliapacket.com/

Midland Free Press
http://www.midlandfreepress.com/

Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
http://www.midlandfreepress.com/

Bradford Times
http://www.times.net/

Innisfil Examiner
http://www.innisfilexaminer.ca/webapp/sitepages/

BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/

International Herald Tribune
http://www.iht.com/

CNN World News
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/

Google News
http://news.google.ca/nwshp?oe=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wn&q

Yahoo News
http://ca.yahoo.com/

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Libraries and Archives

CBC Archives
http://archives.cbc.ca/index.asp?IDLan=1
Relive our history through CBC radio and television clips

History by the Minute
http://www.histori.ca/minutes/default.do?page=.index

One minute video and audio clips of Canadians who made a difference.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
http://www.biographi.ca/EN/index.html

Great Sites for Kids and Teens
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/008-2010-e.html
Links for Art, Games, History, Information Studies, Literature, Music, Science, Social Studies

Images Canada
http://www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html

Images Canada -- the gateway to images of Canadian events, people, places and things!

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Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster Word Central
http://wordcentral.com/
Dictionary, Thesaurus, Rhyming

MSN Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Translation
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/dictionaryhome.aspx

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples
http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/rhetoric.html

A. Word A. Day
http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/
A new word is posted each day.

Multimedia Math Glossary
http://www.hbschool.com/glossary/math2/index_temp.html

A glossary of math terms list by grade.

Today in History, This Week in History & On This Day
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/tih/tih_e.html

This Day in Music!
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/index.php

Daily lists of musicians and musical events.

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