Databases for teachers
Canada in Context
Your "go-to" database for all things Canadian (current events, people, history, places, etc.)
Opposing Viewpoint in Context
This is the database to use if you are looking for current events, controversial issues, opposing viewpoints on important topics. Good for all subject areas.
Science in Context
A good place to start if you are researching a science, social science and some physical education topics.
Literature Resource Center
This is the database to start with when you are looking for information on authors, literature, drama, etc.
Search two or all three of the In Context databases at the same time using the Power Search page
(Does not include Literature Resource Center)
Three encyclopedias in one: once you log in you can choose the elementary, middle school or high school version.
No matter which version you start in, you can easily switch reading levels of any individual article you find.
This is the best place to start your research - find facts, get an overview of the topic, etc.
Please note that you will need know the login and password for this site.
EBSCOhost professional databases for SCDSB teachers
10 education related databases. See file below for more info.
OERE - Ontario Education Research Exchange -
Run by OISE / U ot T - "The OERE collects, reviews, and systematically organizes the wealth of knowledge found in recent Ontario-based education research. Research is shared through an easily searchable database that helps you efficiently identify evidence related to the practical challenges that arise in your day-to-day practice."
The Margaret Wilson professional library for educators:
Over 8,000 books and videos (including some in French) - log in to your OCT account to make a request online and the print book will be mailed to you free of charge within 24 hoursOR if available in eBook format you can download and read on your own device. Their brochure can be found here.
Library catalogue search (you can search the print and eBook collection without logging in, but you will need to log into your OCT account in order to make a request or use the databases)
print book info
Current Top 10 print and ebooks that Ontario teachers are reading right now.
Five full-text databases: log in to your personal OCT account and then you can search in the following databases:
Academic Search Complete
. . . more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study. . . The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Canadian Reference Centre
. . . combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; more than 66,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.
Education Research Complete
. . . the definitive online resource for education research. This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,300 journals, as well as full text for nearly 1,400 journals. This database also includes full text for nearly 550 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Centre
. . . provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Newspaper Source Plus
. . . includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.