NEW! A mobile version of eLibrary is now available. Direct your Smartphone or Tablet browser to http://m.elibrary.bigchalk.com and authenticate via your account username and password or via IP address. Contact Technical Support if you encounter difficulties.
The affordable and user-friendly general reference tool for Canadian schools
eLibrary Canada is the perfect resource for delivering full-text and multimedia reference essentials. The easy-to-use interface makes research easy, whether you are a middle or secondary school student, a public library patron unfamiliar with databases or an adult taking coursework online.
Researchers find the answers they need from more than 2,500 full-text magazines, newspapers (including The Globe and Mail), books, and transcripts—plus over 7 million maps, infographics, pictures, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and top-quality multimedia (audio/video) clips.
Editor-created and maintained Research Topic pages appear for the most commonly searched queries. Research Topics highlight text and multimedia documents from eLibrary to provide context around an issue, event or person, saving users time in their research process.
Users can sort their search results by relevance, date, file size, Lexile or reading level, publication, and source, while librarians and educators can find content that's directly linked to provincial and IB teaching standards.
"Canadian documents only" and "French Language only" search options are available from the Quick Search screen.
The one-of-a-kind BookCart functionality allows librarians and educators to build persistent links to pre-selected content, creating reading lists, subject and topic pages, standards-linked lessons and activities, community interest pages, and even pre- or post-assessments.
Timeline tools, slideshow-makers, a citation generator and personalization features promote mash-ups and collaboration; and help strengthen information literacy skills.