Your school/public library offers a variety of resources to meet your research and learning needs. These resources are free and can be accessed from school or at home. Included are few supplemental resources that may be useful.

Gale Online Resources

Access Gale databases and eBooks as well as many other online resources.

Virtual Learning Commons

Online resources available through the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

CBC Curio

Streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada.


A wealth of resources including videos, audio, fact sheets and much more.


A digital library of academic journals, books and primary sources in humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

Idea Exchange

Use the Idea Exchange library catalogue to find fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, music CDs and much more.

Access eBooks, Audiobooks and streaming Video.

National Geographic Virtual Library
Explore topics, images, maps and more from the National Geographic magazine archives from 1888 to Present. Idea Exchange library card required.

Gale Online Courses
Online, interactive, instructor-led courses through Idea Exchange.

Maclean's Magazine Archive
Access full issues of Maclean’s Magazine, from 1905-2015. Great for research and projects where you need trustworthy Canadian news and facts.