Karen Haefling   Teacher-Librarian

Denise Lovell   Technical Resource Assistant (TRA)


SERC Library Catalog

Access online databases on the Home page AND search for books on Catalog page

Destiny Discover: Access Ebooks and Audio books in the collection. Use AD school login.

Ms. Haefling recommends- Podcasts, Books and more.

We don't have it?  REQUEST A BOOK

Digital Magazines

Parent Lending Library: Email librarian for account set up and instructions

Orca Digital Books: Username: AMDSB  Password: R3ads



Request passwords for the online databases (access at home) by Emailing the Librarian or TRA

Gale Databases

Canadian Points of View  (EBSCO)


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Teen Health and Wellness

Subject Specific Online Resources



Writing a Paper

Always ask your teacher which style (MLA or APA) you should use for your paper.

Academic Citation Resource Guide: An in-depth, easy to use guide by SuperSummary  FREE automatic bibliography and citation maker for APA and MLA (sign in using your school Google account for full functionality)

MyBib  FREE citation generator

MLA Citation Basics: excellent, clearly written guide to creating MLA citations

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Resources to help you write an essay or report

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

MLA Style Research Paper

APA Style Research Paper



Research Tip Sheets (Steps in the Research Process)

Access Learning   Canada’s leading provider of educational media offers instant on-demand access to over 4,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs.  (See Librarian for username & password)

Country Profiles: BBC full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

NFB: Films on this site can be streamed free of charge.  The collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians

Rand:  A topics list. Recommended as a good place to start when you are choosing a topic for a class project.

CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”

Google Scholar: “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.”


Stratford Public Library

Download Library –  If you have a library card at any Public Library in Perth County, you can download Audiobooks, eBooks and Video.

Study Sites (Stratford Public Library) – Use these reliable sources to help you with your research and homework.

TumbleReadables – Scroll down on the SPL Homework Help page to find lots of great read-along books for students 7-12 (Teen Fiction, Classics, Graphic Novels)


Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media Expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools and so much more for families and educators

Creative Commons

Your Connected Life  A Teen’s Guide to Life Online