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Windsor Public Library has resources that can help you get the answers you need.
Our electronic resources give you access to newspapers, magazine and journal articles and you can download them for free right here.
All you need is your library card and PIN number to access our wide selection of electronic resources.
Here are some great resources to assist you in everything from doing your research to writing your essay.
- Young Canada Works
Learn about Canadian Heritage through youth exchanges, French language and sport programs, creative writing contests and aboriginal culture.
- Secondary Curriculum – Ontario Ministry of Education
Lists the official Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum documents for grades 9 to 12. Lists the official Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum documents for grades 9 to 12.
- College Student Study Tips (US site)
Great resources to learn about time management, research, writing skills and study habits.
- Writing/Research 101
Need help with composition, grammar or research? This website has fantastic tips, other great websites and handouts to improve your assignments and develop your writing skills.
- English 101
From Shakespeare to Poetry this is a great resource.
- Citation/Style Guide
A convenient reference tool for anyone who needs to write bibliographies. Chicago (Turabian), Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Anthropological Association (AAA) citation styles are illustrated with specific examples (including electronic reference formats). Also includes links to other sources explaining citation styles. Publisher – Seattle Central Community College Library.
- Critically Evaluating Information
Use this website to understand the important steps in understanding and evaluating information for research projects. Publisher – Research Dept. Cornell University Library.
- Evaluating Websites
Planning on doing research online? Make sure the websites you choose meet the criteria set out by this website. Unlike most books and journal articles, which undergo a peer review process prior to publication, anyone can publish anything on the Internet, so it’s important to be cautious. Publisher University of Alberta.
- On Plagiarism
Great resources on understanding plagiarism and ways to avoid it. Publisher – The 2Learn.ca Education Society of Alberta.
- Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus
An online dictionary and thesaurus free to the public. The M-W database is larger then anything in your Spell-Check.
Online Research Collections
- Library and Archives of Canada – Learning Centre
Do you need to find information online for your school project? This website has plenty of wonderful websites with useful and fascinating information for your projects.
- Library and Archives of Canada – Evidence Web
The Evidence Web is an educational project meant to help you learn more about primary sources held at Library and Archives Canada. You will find a wide selection of documents — texts, photographs, maps, newspaper clippings and much more.
- Library of Congress – Kids and Families
Check out some fantastic collections of photographs, listens to interviews of great athletes and artists or just find out what happened “Today in History”. There is a lot to do in the Kids and Families section with 13 different portals to explore!
- Virtual Museum of Canada
In collaboration with more than 1000 museums, other government agencies, educational institutions and the private sector, the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) showcases a rich collection of high-quality digital heritage online in 10 subject areas.
Math and Science
- Chemicool Periodic Table
An Interactive science site for grades 7-12.Publisher – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Human Anatomy Online
Interactive study of human anatomy that includes animations, graphics and descriptive links.
Publisher – Innerbody.com, INTELLIMED International Corp.
- Health Line Body Maps
BodyMaps is an interactive visual search tool that allows users to explore the human body in 3-D. With easy-to-use navigation, you can search multiple layers of the human anatomy, view systems and organs down to their smallest parts, and understand in detail how the human body works.
- Math Central
An Internet service for mathematics students and teachers up to grade twelve.
Publisher – Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
- The Physics Classroom
Learn basic physics concepts and review them in the Physics Classroom tutorial. Publisher – Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Inc.
All Windsor Public Library locations have computers you can use to do your research and write up and print out assignments too!
If you have your own laptop, you can access our WiFi for free.