The Learning Commons provides a wealth of learning resources, including a networked computer lab with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and a variety of other programs – as well as an extensive reference collection (print and digital), fiction, non-fiction, and magazines.

Alberta Learning On-Line

Alberta Learning Online Reference Center (ORC). Our subscription is through Alberta Education and requires a username and password when logging in from home. At school, access is immediate through the electronic references link on the library home page. The ORC is a collection of academic databases in all subject areas that will assist students in finding credible and authoritative research materials.

Gale Virtual Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) contains volumes of reference titles in various fields. Access is direct from school computers. Access from home requires a username and password which is provided to James Fowler HS Library students by library staff (because it is purchased, it cannot be posted on the internet). The website to access the Reference Library from home is:
http://infotrac.galenet.com OR
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/calg16212 

Videos on how to use Gale.

2Learn.ca 
2Learn is a curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta Social Studies curriculum. Divided into grade 10, 11 and 12 resources, and broken down by the four related issues in each course. An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.

Encyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Sweet Search 

Sweet Search connects students with subject specific websites evaluated for reliable content.

Social Studies

World Digital Library 

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

French Revolution 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.

Crimes of War 

Crimes of War Project reveals the consequences of allowing ultranationalism to lead to genocide and other crimes of war. “The Crimes of War Education Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict.”

Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s website details the campaigns on behalf of human rights for all. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

United Nations

In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Assembly [then] called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.

UN Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

Editorial Cartoons Collection 

SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection Archived Canadian political and editorial cartoons, from 1952 to the present. This site includes a section on how to cite political cartoons and a collection of other sites with political and editorial cartoons.

Science

Science Museum

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions.

Genetics Science

From the University of Utah, the Genetics Science Learning Centre has excellent interactive multimedia sections on topics like cell biology, evolution and ecology and human health.

English Language Arts

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

All of Shakespeare’s works, broken down into Comedy, History, Tragedy and Poetry. From MIT.

Loud Lit 

LoudLit.org provides a collection of texts, including novels, poetry and short stories which you can listen to with high quality performances while reading along. All texts are in the public domain.

Resource Lists & Advice

The Learning Commons provides a wealth of learning resources, including a networked computer lab with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and a variety of other programs – as well as an extensive reference collection (print and digital), fiction, non-fiction, and magazines.

Alberta Learning On-Line

Alberta Learning Online Reference Center (ORC). Our subscription is through Alberta Education and requires a username and password when logging in from home. At school, access is immediate through the electronic references link on the library home page. The ORC is a collection of academic databases in all subject areas that will assist students in finding credible and authoritative research materials.

Gale Virtual Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) contains volumes of reference titles in various fields. Access is direct from school computers. Access from home requires a username and password which is provided to James Fowler HS Library students by library staff (because it is purchased, it cannot be posted on the internet). The website to access the Reference Library from home is:
http://infotrac.galenet.com OR
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/calg16212 

Videos on how to use Gale.

2Learn.ca 
2Learn is a curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta Social Studies curriculum. Divided into grade 10, 11 and 12 resources, and broken down by the four related issues in each course. An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.

Encyclopedia.com

Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Sweet Search 

Sweet Search connects students with subject specific websites evaluated for reliable content.

Social Studies

World Digital Library 

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

French Revolution 

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.

Crimes of War 

Crimes of War Project reveals the consequences of allowing ultranationalism to lead to genocide and other crimes of war. “The Crimes of War Education Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict.”

Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s website details the campaigns on behalf of human rights for all. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

United Nations

In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Assembly [then] called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.

UN Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

Editorial Cartoons Collection 

SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection Archived Canadian political and editorial cartoons, from 1952 to the present. This site includes a section on how to cite political cartoons and a collection of other sites with political and editorial cartoons.

Science

Science Museum

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions.

Genetics Science

From the University of Utah, the Genetics Science Learning Centre has excellent interactive multimedia sections on topics like cell biology, evolution and ecology and human health.

English Language Arts

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

All of Shakespeare’s works, broken down into Comedy, History, Tragedy and Poetry. From MIT.

Loud Lit 

LoudLit.org provides a collection of texts, including novels, poetry and short stories which you can listen to with high quality performances while reading along. All texts are in the public domain.

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