Middle & High School Resources
- EBSCO Image Search
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Global Issues in Context
- History Reference Center
- Literary Reference Center
- Science Reference Center
Access JSTOR https://www.jstor.org/
JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and primary sources.
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source, and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search, or Advanced Search to explore the database. Access Global Issues In Context »
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History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video. Access History Reference Center »
Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive literary reference database which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. It is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 11,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, images, audios, videos, study guides, and other unique literary content and sources not available anywhere else. It contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic, and high school libraries. Access Literary Reference Center »
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife. Access Science Reference Center »
Criterion On Demand has developed an online digital delivery feature film platform. Their goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian Higher Education Institutions. In school use only. Access Criterion On Demand »
World Book's mission is to enhance learning and reading for children around the world by developing trustworthy, engaging content to create products that will engage children of all ages at home, on the go, in the classroom or in libraries worldwide. Access World Book
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. It lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages. Access World Catalogue »
Research Basics: An open academic research skills course
This introductory program was created by JSTOR to help you get familiar with basic research concepts needed for success in school. The course contains three modules, each made up of three short lessons and three sets of practice quizzes. The topics covered are subjects that will help you prepare for college-level research. Each module ends with an assessment to test your knowledge.
Online Tutorial - Plagiarism
This tutorial offered by SFU helps you understand what plagiarism is and provides several techniques for avoiding plagiarism. It will take you about 30 minutes to work your way through the tutorial.
ZoteroBib helps you build a Works Cited instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. It’s brought to you by the team behind Zotero, the powerful open-source research tool recommended by thousands of universities worldwide, so you can trust it to help you seamlessly add sources and produce perfect bibliographies.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
This resource is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. It compares and contrasts the three terms, gives some pointers, and includes a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills.
MLA Owl Purdue How to Videos
The vidcasts in this playlist discuss MLA formatting and style.
This section will help you evaluate resources you use for research, whether it is an online or print journal article, a website, a book, a newspaper article, or other source that you want to cite. You will need to evaluate each resource you use for research. Keep in mind that many publications have a particular bias or agenda, which may not be obvious at first glance. (UBC Library)
Is this a Scholarly or Popular Source?
You may be asked to find scholarly sources for your research paper or assignment. There are key differences between scholarly and popular publications. Use this resource to help you.
Is this a Primary or Secondary Source?
Use this resource to help determine if your source is primary or secondary.
Types of Sources
When you are collecting resources for an assignment it is important to gather a variety of sources. This allows you to populate your assignment with credible sources. This resource lists the types of sources most frequently used in academic research and describes the sort of information that each commonly offers.
Using Origin, Purpose, Value, and Limitation (OPVL)
Origin, Purpose, Value and Limitation (OPVL) is a technique for analyzing sources. It is used extensively in the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Use the questions in this document to analyze materials and to assess how appropriate they will be for your research. Do not expect to be able to answer every question, all the time, for all information resources you look at. Rather, try to use the questions as a tool to help you look at sources critically.
Don't forget about your Fraser Valley Regional Public Library
The Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is home to many online resources and subscription services at no cost. Library card number and your 4-digit passcode required for access to some resources.