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These resources are a starting point for finding the answers to your homework questions. Still need help answering your question? Ask a librarian.

Databases (library card required)
The library pays for these resources that contain information you can’t find using search engines like Google. You will need you library card to access these sites from home. 

Kids Search
Elementary and middle school students can search children’s magazine and encyclopedia articles for information on any topic. 

Learning Express Library
Math and reading skills improvement aimed specifically at children in Grade 4 and 5 including diagnostic and practice tests. Also includes comprehensive study tools and practice tests for middle schoolers in all subject areas. Note that you must create a user name and password to get started on the site. 

Searchasaurus
Provides a great collection of articles from a wide variety of magazines for younger children. Also includes a general encyclopedia, animal information and a picture file. 

World Book Online for Kids
Credible encyclopedia articles on any topic written in simple language for elementary school students. Also contains a comprehensive list of science fair projects.

Recommended websites
This list focuses on the topics that our librarians get asked about the most and Canadian resources that supplement what the library pays for; it is not meant to be comprehensive.

General 
School District No. 43 Student Resources
A wealth of information targeted to SD43 students. Click on the “SD43 Digital Library” to search for a particular topic. Note that some of the resources require a username and password that you must get from your teacher-librarian or principal.

Canadian History 
Discover How Canadians Govern Themselves
An interactive with timelines and simple explanations of how parliament works, how a bill becomes law, and differences between the Canadian and American governments.

Library and Archives Canada – Confederation for Kids
An easy-to-understand explanation of early Canadian history with information on specific provinces and important figures.

The Symbols of Canada
This site from Canadian Heritage provides information about the emblems, flags and national anthem of Canada.

Mathematics 
Discovery Education – WebMath
An excellent interactive site that provides explanations based on problems that students enter.

Science 
Hinterland Who’s Who
The best place for information on Canadian wildlife including information on at-risk species and regional habitats.

Last updated: 17/07/2013 12:15:10 PM