Karen Haefling
Email the Teacher Librarian

SERC Library website

Access online databases on the Home page AND search for books on Catalog page

Destiny Discover: Access Ebooks and Audio books in the collection. Use AD school login.

How-To Guide SERC Library eBooks and AudioBooks


Request the passwords in the SERC Library for the online databases to use them at home.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Gale Databases


Novels for Students  (Gale)

Teen Health and Wellness


Writing a Paper

Always ask your teacher which style (MLA or APA) you should use for your paper.

Academic Citation Resource Guide: An in-depth, easy to use guide by SuperSummary

Citation Machine: Automatically generate citations in any style

EasyBib: a free automatic bibliography and citation maker in MLA style

MLA Citation Basics: excellent, clearly written guide to creating MLA citations

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Resources to help you write an essay or report

Sample MLA Works Cited Page

MLA Style Research Paper

APA Style Research Paper


Research Tip Sheets (Steps in the Research Process)

Country Profiles: BBC full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

The Economist:  A topics list. Recommended as a good place to start when you are choosing a topic for a class project.

CIA World Factbook: The World Factbook “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”

Google Scholar: “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.”

Media Centre   The AMDSB Media Centre has 1000s of free videos available for streaming and over 200 eBooks.  See the librarian for access or email

Stratford Public Library

Download Library –  If you have a library card at any Public Library in Perth County, you can download Audiobooks, eBooks and Video.

Study Sites (Stratford Public Library) – Use these reliable sources to help you with your research and homework.

TumbleReadables – Scroll down on the SPL Homework Help page to find lots of great read-along books for students 7-12 (Teen Fiction, Classics, Graphic Novels)

WebLinks & Databases – The Stratford Public Library has subscriptions to some great databases. Information found in these sources is reliable and cannot be found in general search engines. You will need a SPL card to access some of these sources.

Digital Citizenship    

Should I post that photo?

Creative Commons

Your Connected Life  A Teen’s Guide to Life Online