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 and practice tests you can’t find using search engines like Google. You will need your library card to access these sites from home.
Take quizzes to find out your strengths, learn about the courses you need to take to land your dream job and get step-by-step help writing a resume. Note that you must create a user name and password to get started on the site.
Learning Express Library
An absolutely stellar resource for high school students. Includes subject help in all areas such as math, trigonometry, reading comprehension, writing and more. Take practice tests (SAT, TOEFL, GED several others) that give instant results. Also includes practical advice on writing the best post-secondary application. Note that you must create a user name and password to get started on the site.
Contains full online copies of classics by Charles Dickens, Shakespeare and more. You can listen to the books being read loud and take quizzes to test your understanding of the text.
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.
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.
Term Paper Research - Getting Started
The University of British Columbia library offers practical steps for starting your research paper.
Canada at War
Veteran's Affairs Canada has put together this page with information on all the wars the Canadians have been involved in, including the World Wars, Korean War, Boer War and other engagements.
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.
Developed at Simon Fraser University, this encyclopedia gives detailed articles about every racial, national and aboriginal group in Canada.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
This is the place to look for all those hard-to-find Canadians in history.
The World Fact Book
Maintained by the CIA this site gives up-to-date information on population, geography, economy, history, and politics for each country of the world.
Principles of Math 12
Features a complete online study guide for Principles of Math 12 students in BC.