Virtual Library

A variety of professional resources are accessible from the WRDSB Virtual Library. They are located under the Virtual Library- Staff tab on the LLC Homepage. Log in with your PAL for access when browsing from home.

Descriptions and access information for student online resources (ebooks, databases, encyclopedias) are available on the  Elementary Virtual Library and High School Virtual Library pages.

Databases

e-Journals
e-Journals provides full-text access to over 37 000 professional titles. Stay current with professional literature from work and from home. A How-To Guide and login information can be found in the Staff Resource Centre Waterworks conference.
Explora Educator
Explora Educator’s Edition is an EBSCO interface that searches:

  • ERIC
  • Teacher Reference Center
  • Education Research Complete
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Use EBSCO HOST to select specific database(s) to search within.
Educator's Reference Complete icon
Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Ontario Educational Resource Bank searches for Ontario educational resources by grade, subject/course, strand, overall expectations, and/or keywords. Login information can be found in the School Library Resource conference.
Ophea icon
Ophea has a variety resources to help you implement physical activity and fulfil curriculum expectations. Features include browsing function, suggested content links, & online programs such as H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8. Login information can be found in the School Library Resource conference.

E-resources

Access the majority of professional e-resources by searching under “Staff Resource Centre” location within the LLC, or go directly to your preferred e-resource under the Virtual Library- Staff tab. These materials include:

eBooks

OverDrive
OverDrive digital library offers professional eBook resources for staff. Log in with your PAL and select “Staff Resources” under the Collections tab. Please see the “How-To” Guide for assistance.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is an eBook collection which hosts a variety of professional educational eBook resources.

eVideos

See the Virtual Library – eVideo section on the Virtual Library for quick access to popular eVideo resources.

Learn360
Learn360 is a web-based digital video library comprised of thousands of K-12 core-curriculum videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video speeches, still images, and audio files.
CBC Curio
CBC Curio gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You’ll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more.
NFB Campus icon
NFB.ca is a collection of documentaries, animations, and films from the National Film Board of Canada. The service allows users to create their own classroom-ready playlists. Note: videos with the “CAMPUS” label are not licensed centrally and will not be available.