The great thing about doing research online is…it can be 24 hours a day! The not so great thing about doing research online is it can get confusing and you can have “information overload.” That’s why we recommend starting with our new Digital Information page.
Digital resources contain information that comes from various sources such as encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books and more. Since the works included in the resources are those of previously published material, it is generally agreed that they provide a higher quality and greater accuracy of information.
These digital resources are accessible wherever there is Internet access! This means you can access information from home, school, a friend’s house and more. All you need is your Library Card.
Go to: Digital Information
Websites of Interest
Searching the internet for information is great! However at times, it can be confusing because you’re unsure of whether or not the information you found is accurate or not.
Here is at least 3 points to remember when evaluating a website:
- Who’s the author?
- When was it last updated?
- Make sure to cross reference the website with information in a database or a book (typically it’s best to review 3 different sources)
Here’s a list of some websites to help you get started:
Historica Domain Institute (http://www NULL.histori NULL.ca/default NULL.do?page= NULL.index) – Contains The Canadian Encyclopedia, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music and much more.
NASA (http://www NULL.nasa NULL.gov/)- Blogs, up-to-date news and more for all of your space research needs.
Ontario Science Centre (http://www NULL.ontariosciencecentre NULL.ca/default NULL.asp) – Science based resources and cool activities for teens.
Ontario Time Machine (History and Heritage) (http://www NULL.ontariotimemachine NULL.ca) – The Ontario Time Machine (OTM) is dedicated to student learning and the discovery of Ontario’s early documentary heritage. The site is designed to support the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations for student and teacher learning activities.
Statistics Canada (http://www NULL.statcan NULL.gc NULL.ca/start-debut-eng NULL.html) - Statistics Canada, a member of the Industry Portfolio, produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.
Style Manuals (http://olco NULL.canlib NULL.ca/client/welland/search/results?qu=style+manuals&te=)- Titles from our Library Catalogue.