Resource Lists & Advice

Improve Your Marks! Use the Sir Winston Churchill Databases

Announcing 1001 new database titles for SWC students to try – in addition to the CBE and SWC databases always available. Here’s how to access trial resources.

  • Go to the Online Reference Center to access Learn Alberta databases. Enter username LA06 /password 4105 (all 0 = zero)

OR

  • Gale e-books to access SWC databases (always available) PLUS the trial of 1000 more (until Mar. 31, 2014) the short cut is http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/calg31217 )
    • At INFOTRAC screen, enter chartwell as the library ID
    • Gale Databases screen appears
      • See FIND box/ enter Search term/ click (searches all databases available)
      • See * AcademicOneFile (*suitable for IB/ SWC trial until March 31, 2014)

and Gale Virtual Reference Center (SWC trial until June 30/ 1000+ databases!) Important tip:  always check full text whenever full or abstract are options (complete article vs summary) The best news … on any database item used, find the citation icon for already formatted citations!

Need help? Just come to the library…

Online Reference Center

This is the link to the Government of Alberta Online Reference Center. Alberta Learning has licensed these online references for use by students, parents and teachers at home and in school.

Students will require the SWC school access code in order to access these resources from their home computers. The access code is available to our parents and students by request (LearnAlberta has asked we not post this information on the website). Contact the librarians at school or via e-mail to obtain the username/password.

Gale e-books

This is the link to 19 Online Titles for use by SWC students. The password required to access these e-Books is "chartwell"

For Model UN club members preparing for the Model UN simulation:

  1. Click on Gale Virtual Reference Library
  2. Click on the + sign next to "Nation and World"
  3. Click on "Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook"
  4. Search for your country
  5. Print or download and save PDF file articles

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

The world's most comprehensive database for theory and research in international affairs
Username: swclibrary
Password: chartwell

Post-Secondary Library Sites

Did you know that high school students can use post secondary libraries, and even sign out materials, for free?

Details

  • Albertans, adults and students, who are members of any Alberta public library or post-secondary institution, are eligilbe to apply for a special library card called The Alberta Library Card (TAL Card). 
  • Having a TAL Card allows you to take out books at over 290 member libraries in Alberta including SAIT, MRU, ACAD, Airdrie Public Library, Edmonton Public Library, etc!
  • A high school student, 17 years and younger, can become a member of the Calgary Public Library for reduced cost. Students 18 and over would have an adult membership. A TAL Card can then be requested, free of charge, from any branch of the Calgary Public Library. A parent/guardian signature will be required on the TAL application for those under 18 years old.
  • Users of a TAL card must show photo ID when signing out materials from other libraries. There is a five item limit on TAL loans.
  • Items borrowed can be returned to any member library. For example: If an item is borrowed from the University of Calgary, it can be returned to any Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Public Library will ship it to the U of C.

Students are encouraged to use these post secondary libraries for their curricular and extracurricular learning!

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