St. Benedict Resources

These resources require a password when working from home. Please see your teacher or contact the school librarian if you need access from home.

Idea Exchange Resources

A valid Idea Exchange library card is required to access these resources. Contact the school librarian to get a library card.

Gale Online Resources

Databases and eBooks

World Religions

Faith resources

Explora Secondary

Topic resources

Britannica School

Encyclopedia resource

Bloom's Literature

Literature resources

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Position paper resources

Canadian Periodicals

Magazine articles

Sora Overdrive

eBooks and Audiobooks

Idea Exchange Library catalogue

Library catalogue

Canadian Reference Centre

Full-text, peer-reviewed
journals and magazines

World Book Advanced Encyclopedia

Full print encyclopedia

TumbleBook Cloud

Listen, read, and read-along
novels and more

Download Library

eBooks, Audiobooks

National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine
1888 to present


Book reviews, plot summaries,
discussion guides and more

Hoopla ebooks and audio books

eBooks, Audiobooks & more

Video and Image Resources

Some resources may require a password. CBC resources are open access.

Magazines and Newspapers

Idea Exchange library card required for these resources.

Learn 360 database

Learn 360 Video Library
Includes Criterion On Demand

Curio Canada

CBC/Radio Canada video
and audio resources.

National Film Board

Government of Canada
films and documentaries

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica Image Library

CBC Digital Archives

CBC Media Archives


World news sources
dating back to 1978.


Full-text periodicals in business, health, education and science.


Over 5000 newspapers and magazine titles

Macleans Magazine Archives

Maclean’s Magazine
issues from 1905 to 2015.

Waterloo Record

Waterloo Region Record
from 1990 to current

Consumer Reports Magazine

Full text access to Consumer Reports Magazine

Catholic Resources

These Catholic sites require no log in and provide basic information about different aspects of the faith.

New Advent Catholic encyclopedia

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

USCCB Cathechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Papal Encyclicals

Catholic Register

Canada’s Catholic News Source

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