Search the databases now
To search all of the databases visit the Gale Research Portal.
You can now download documents directly into your Google drive! Simply click the “download” option in the toolbox to the right of the article you wish to save. Teachers may also share resources with students through Google classroom. In addition, the “In Context” databases are aligned to the Ontario curriculum – teachers may choose the subject strand and browse through related resources.
What is an online database?
Online databases are collections of academic articles, periodicals, e-books and newspapers. Having access to online databases is no different than having a well stocked library collection at your fingertips.
They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed from both school and home. These databases require a password when researching from home, so don’t forget to visit your library for a password list.
“Why can’t I just use Google for my research?”
Where can I get help using a database?
Searching a database is different from searching the Internet.
Below are some of our most requested help sheets and video tutorials. Remember to visit your library if you require further assistance.