What resources should I be Using?
Google, or Library resources? Check out this great video from Northeastern Illinois University:
NEIU Ronald Williams Library (2013). Should I be Using Google or the Library Resources?
Retrieved 14 April, 2014 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDlEpt0AdKc
Print - The Dewey Decimal System
Before beginning your research, it's helpful to understand how books are organized in a library. The Dewey Decimal System is used by WCHS. Books are organized on the shelf by subject, using Dewey classifications.
File Retrieved 14 April, 2014 from:
Print - using the Library Catalogue
To search for specific resources in the WCHS library collection, use the online Library Catalogue. This video tutorial will help you get started with using the Catalogue.
CBC's Curio.ca streaming media service gives you access to great video content related to your courses. So does Learn360.
Ask your teacher or the WCHS Librarian for help connecting to these streaming services.
How to search using databases
Library databases are excellent resources for your academic projects, This video from Northeastern
Illinois University offers some beginner's tips for searching in databases:
NEIU Ronald Williams Library (2014). How Should I Search in a Database? Retrieved 14 April, 2014 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgk3qzl4dLQ
Narrowing Searches or topics
This Gale tutorial teaches you how to narrow searches, or research topics, using Gale In Context resources. The Tips and suggestions are great for any digital tool.
The Gale Virtual Reference Library has useful e-books for reference purposes.
For home use, your password is our school team name.
Can't find the books you need in the WCHS Library? Use your Calgary Public Library card to access The Alberta Library Online. TAL Online lets you request physical library items from libraries across Alberta. Find it at https://talonline.ca/
For instructions on how to use TAL Online, see the document below.
Other e-resources - beyond google
The Online Reference Centre has credible academic resources chosen specifically for Alberta students. You'll find e-encyclopedias, academic databases, audio-visual resources, and much, much more.
For home use, see the Librarian for your username and password.
Tips for using google scholar
Try these useful tips to get the most out of Google Scholar
Great Google Tips in a snazzy infographic...
Check out How to Use Google Search More Effectively [Infographic]. Josh Catone points out that many of us don't know how to Google effectively or efficiently, and shares a totally useful infographic courtesy of HackCollege.