Library Hours Semester 1 2019-2020
Period A - Closed
Period B - Open
Lunch - Open
Period C - Closed
Period D - Open
After School by Request.  

Usernames and/or passwords are required for some research tools.
Password handouts are available at the library.

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View books at the JDSS Library!
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Create a bibliography or works cited list using APA or MLA styles.  


View the video to learn more:
Research Made Easy with Explora from EBSCO on Vimeo.

  • Canadian & international newspapers
  • full text and peer-reviewed content
  • academic journals
  • books
  • magazines
  • news sources
  • biographies
  • high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals, and selected for use in a school environment
  • simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos
  • easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • numeric reading-level indicators to help students and teachers find grade-appropriate articles
  • citation help, including the ability to export citation information to online bibliography generators such as EasyBib and NoodleTools

Check for originality in electronically submitted documents.  Students can submit their own work for an "originality report" or teachers can submit students' work.  Work is checked against open-web sources, as well as Turnitin's own database which is amassed from submitted work.  Students and/or teachers can submit several file types, including ones commonly used at JDSS such as Word, PowerPoint, PDFs, and Google Docs, among others.  Ask at the library about accessing
Get quick facts and in-depth information on a wide variety of subjects.  Start research projects with multiple resources in one place.  Find multimedia to use in projects and presentations.  Explore videos and articles on famous people and places.  Discover maps, photos, and illustrations for school projects.  
Access Government of Canada statistics, community profiles, census data, etcetera.
Access help with mathematics for Grades 7, 8, 9, and 10 students.
Access over 100,000 multimedia resources including high quality educational videos, audio books, music tracks, sound effects, speeches, articles and timelines, statistical, geographic, and historical maps, science experiments and diagrams, and math activities and fact sheets.
Access over 17 000 free educational resources for students and parents to use at home. The OERB contains teacher-created tests, quizzes, games, activities, assignments, lesson plans, and unit plans to help students learn.
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Find the right career, explore education and training options, and build a portfolio using this online guidance and planning system.

Use this interactive education planning tool to make informed decisions about your education.  Plan and track your high school courses, explore post-secondary pathways, and record your community volunteer hours.
Trial Access
username:  cdnersolu9
password:  reference

Want to know if the JDSS Library has a certain book?  Want to submit a request for a fiction title?

To get an answer to your library question, or for other research needs, please email [email protected]
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