The NWSS Online Resources pages (for secondary students, in grades 8-12) provide educational and reference information for students. If you access from our school computers, no login or password is required.
If you access from home, please contact NWSS Library to obtain a login and password.
Need a password? Please email Ms. Wethered or Ms. Chang.
Many of the digital resources on this page contain French material. Additionally, users are able to translate articles in the World Book and Gale databases into French using the tools in the settings area.
The presence of this symbol indicates that French material is also available through that linked tool we subscribe to.
Discovery Education Streaming is more than just educational videos. Curated by subject matter experts into content collections by grade and topic, resources include interactive activities, reading passages, audio clips, etc.
An online teacher resource for study guides, playlists, lesson plans, and exclusive films from the National Film Board. Resources are in both English and French.
Provides access to a variety of EBSCO databases such as the Literary, Science or History Reference Centres.
Online encyclopedia that includes short articles and additional features such as maps, images, videos, Science projects and more.
World Book L’Encyclopedie Decouverte
Online encyclopedia in French. Includes a French visual dictionary.
Searchable timelines of famous people and events. Students can also create their own timelines.
myBlueprint lets you build customized high school course plans, instantly identify the post-secondary opportunities that you have unlocked, and explore valuable information for every destination in Canada.
Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more.
Contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other specialized reference sources published by Gale covering a variety of disciplines.
JSTOR includes over 1,400 leading academic journals and primary source materials valuable for academic work, including the most current issues of 174 journals.
The Oxford English Dictionary is the world’s most comprehensive dictionary of the English language. It covers words from across the English-speaking world, and traces the development of English from the earliest records to the present day.
Immigration History of various ethno cultural groups. Explore Black History, Early Chinese Canadians, and more.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
The Canadian Encyclopedia is home to more than 40,000 articles, 6,000 interactive maps, graphs, photographs, and animation. Ce site est disponible en.
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography provides access to the 15 volumes already in print and to a selection of biographies from unprinted volumes.