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Patricia, Clemens Mill | September 1, 2020

It’s back to school time again, and this year looks like no other year. Most students will be doing a blend of in-school learning as well as some virtual (online) learning. While your school library has resources, don’t forget about the many helpful, free resources Idea Exchange has to offer.

Online Resources

High school students can view the entire list of online resources on our Life + Learning page. Access to these databases does require a valid Idea Exchange library card.

Idea Exchange has several NEW online resources including:

Canadian Points of View
Canadian Points of View is a full text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 120 key topics of interest, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Enter your library card number for access.

eBook Subscription Canadian Collection
Read thousands of e-books from top Canadian publishers and authors. This e-book collection covers a diverse range of subjects including topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events. Enter your library card number for access.

eBook Subscription Cricket Media Collection
Build strong literacy skills in students from pre-K to 8th grade with digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds. Enter your library card for access.

Two other important digital resources are the National Geographic Virtual Database and Maclean's Magazine Archive.

These databases are searchable and offer access to articles, images and videos.

Online Membership
Don't have a library card? Don't worry, you can sign up at home! Create an online membership to gain access to all of our online resources.

Not sure how to go about studying, doing research or citing sources? We’ve got some helpful tips in the form of detailed guides on Study Skills, How To Do Research, and Citations.

If you’re looking for something new to read, check out the titles on our New Arrivals page.

Finally, if you need help with finding books or using online resources please feel free to contact us by email, chat (available whenever we are open) or by phone.