Electronic encyclopedias & dictionaries
This is a selection of online encyclopedias. Browse the reference shelves in the Education Curriculum Collection or search the Primo Library Catalogue for other encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.
- Encyclopedia of Education Law
- Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
- Encyclopedia of Evaluation
- Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
- Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
There may be some eBooks in the following electronic book portals that have not been entered into the Primo Library Catalogue yet. The portals also have customized searching features.
This is a small selection of useful material for teaching found on the web.
- Ontario Curriculum Documents (includes exemplars)
|American History in Video||Video collection for the study of American history.|
|CARMA||Live and recorded webcasts on research methods and analysis. Requires log in.|
|CBC Digital Archives||CBC radio and television news clips, interviews, and more, documenting numerous aspects of Canadian life and history. Includes excerpts from the classic documentary series, This Hour Has Seven Days|
|Education in Video||Collection of videos about topics in training and education, including classroom footage.|
|Filmakers Library Online||Video collection of over 900 documentaries for humanities and social sciences.|
|Films On Demand||Streaming video collection for the humanities and social sciences.|
|Literature Online (LION)||Full text of more than 350,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature. Please logout when finished|
|Moving Image Archive||Thousands of videos ranging from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre.|
|Music Online||Streaming audio and video plus scores and reference works.|
|NFB.ca||Thousands of documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas. Laurier Public Performance Rights paid for.|
|Theatre in Video||Video collection of plays and film documentaries.|
Because it is often difficult to use our library catalogue to find all the great materials the library has to support your classroom lesson-planning, I have created an unique system for finding materials by their topic, or class number.
Searching Primo using "user tags" will allow you to find materials I have tagged with topics like olympics or foxes. For fictional materials I have used the word storybook, and for non-fiction, children's book will find materials at the appropriate level. A search might be primary level AND storybook AND frogs (we have 3 titles!).
For teaching resources, you can do a user tag search for teaching AND reading AND primary to find materials on how to teach reading to primary school children.
Not everything in our collection has user tags yet, but we're working on adding them whenever possible. Currently, the most used tags for education are:
- teaching= how do I teach this?
- junior level, primary level, intermediate level, senior level = what level am I looking for?
- storybook (this means the item is fiction)
- special education
- esl, ell
- fsl, fls (material is in French)
For a list of alphabetized user tags, please see the next tab called Primo User tags.
In addition, click here for how to find items that allow permission to reproduce or modify,