Research Strategies

Follow the Research Path

A. Online Magazines/Newspapers/Journals
B. Encyclopedias/Reference Section
C. Web Sites & Search Engines
D. Ottawa Public Library (

A. Use Explora to search EbscoHost, or choose one of the subject specific databases

  • Searches newspapers, magazines, and some journals

B. Encyclopedias

  • Canadian Encyclopedia
  • Funk & Wagnall's Online Encyclopedia
  • Encyclopédie Universalis

C. Ottawa Public Library (

  • Students can use this web site to supplement the resources available through the Earl of March Library. Search for books from their catalogue or search their online databases (“Online Resources”) for newspaper, magazine, or journal articles.
  • In “Online Resources” try the Gale Academic OneFile.
  • Students need an OPL patron card from the Ottawa Public Library.

D. Web Sites and Search Engines to try:

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