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Welcome to the Library! 

Click here for a video introduction to the Virtual Library (OCDSB students only)

Join us for Virtual Library Drop-Ins!

Get help with research, talk about books, or just drop in to chat!  Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Library Events

Book clubs, contests, read-alouds, and other library events!

Quick Links


Try our new BookMatch service! 
Fill out this form and let us match you to your perfect book!

Looking for print or digital books?  Here are several options from EOM Library and more!  

Search the Library catalogue for print books on our shelves and place a hold to have the book delivered to your classroom!!

logoLooking for French books?  Here's a video showing you how to browse the catalogue to see what books we have in French.

imageFor audiobooks and other accessible formats: consult SORA and EP
IC (see eBooks below).  If you can't find what you are looking for, Earl of March also has access to the AERO and CELA Library resources -- email Ms. Johnstone for help.


SORA eBooks!  
SORA ebooksRead online in the VLE (OCDSB Student Portal) under the Grades 7-12 waffle or follow these instructions to use the app

Click here for a video tutorial on using SORA.  

                                       Click here for a video on how to access the VLE.

EPIC eBooks and Audiobooks!

logo Join the Library Google Classroom for instructions on how to browse and request Epic ebooks and audiobooks!


Research Steps

  1. Begin with general reference resources, such as encyclopedia articles, to give you a sense of the main issues.
  2. Move to critical articles (e.g. from the databases) that debate and discuss the issue.
  3. If applicable, consult primary sources for original evidence and examples.

Electronic Resources (Virtual Library)

Use the links to search for books, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, journals, and verified websites available on our virtual shelves. icon Most of these digital resources can be accessed without a  password in the VLE (OCDSB Student Portal) under the Grades 7-12 waffle.  Click here for a video on how to access the VLE.

Some of these databases require PASSWORDS. Click here to access passwords with your OCDSB Google account.

1. Encyclopedias

2. Academic Articles, etc.:  "Virtual Library" Databases

Use these databases to access:
  • newspapers
  • magazines and academic journals
  • encyclopedias and other reference books
  • multimedia sources
Go to the VLE to access OCDSB databases. Click here for instructions.

Having trouble logging in to the VLE?  Click here for direct links and passwords for EBSCO databases (OCDSB access only).

Free online journal and research databases

JSTOR Open Access to academic journals and research resources   

3. Video Streaming

4. Primary Sources (no password required)

(original information and documents, including newspapers)

5. Other Useful Web Resources (no password required)

Interesting links and resources

Need help?

Contact Ms. Johnstone or Mrs. Donovan!

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