Research Like a Pro

What Resources Should I Be Using?

Google, or Library resources? Check out this great video from Northeastern Illinois University:

NEIU Ronald Williams Library (2013). Should I be Using Google or the Library Resources? 

Retrieved 14 April, 2014 from

Print - Using the Library Catalogue

To search for specific resources in the WCHS library collection, use the online Library Catalogue. This video tutorial will help you get started with using the Catalogue.


CBC's streaming media service gives you access to great video content related to your courses. So does Learn360.

Ask your teacher or the WCHS Librarian for help connecting to these streaming services.

How to Search Using Databases

Library databases are excellent resources for your academic projects,  This video from Northeastern
Illinois University offers some beginner's tips for searching in databases:

NEIU Ronald Williams Library (2014). How Should I Search in a Database? Retrieved 14 April, 2014 from

Narrowing Searches or Topics

This Gale tutorial teaches you how to narrow searches, or research topics, using Gale In Context resources. The Tips and suggestions are great for any digital tool.


The Gale Virtual Reference Library has useful e-books for reference purposes. 
For home use, your password is our school team name.

TAL Online

Can't find the books you need in the WCHS Library? Use your Calgary Public Library card to access The Alberta Library Online. TAL Online lets you request physical library items from libraries across Alberta. Find it at

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the WCHS Library? Use the Alberta Library’s TAL Online to borrow from other libraries in the province.

NOTE:  You will need to have a Calgary Public Library card.

Step 1: go to . Type in your search term.

Browse your search results to find items of interest.

Step 2: Click on Request Item to place your interlibrary loan (ILL). Use the dropdown menu to select YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OF THE Calgary Public Library.

Other e-resources - Beyond Google

The Online Reference Centre has credible academic resources chosen specifically for Alberta students.  You'll find e-encyclopedias, academic databases, audio-visual resources, and much, much more.

For home use, see the Librarian for your username and password.

Tips for Using Google Scholar

Try these useful tips to get  the most out of Google Scholar.

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