Login information (must be an HHS student/staff to access)
Atlas of Canada
The atlas of Canada is a great atlas.http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
Auto Repair Reference Centre
This database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, nearly 800,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 83,200 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 99,800 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator; AutoIQ, Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance, unlimited remote access and much more.
New repair procedures and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content inAuto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Encyclopedia Britannica – great information on all kinds of topics!
Canada’s most authoritative and comprehensive reference. Anything you need to know about Canada, this is the spot to search!
Canadian Points of View
High school students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
Explore different careers and the education you need.
The Culinary Arts Collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. You’ll find BonAppetit, Real Simple, Sunset, Redbook, Essence, Good Housekeeping and Vegetarian Times. The Culinary Arts Collection presents general interest magazines, academic and trade journals, books, and news about food, entertaining and wine.
Desire 2 Learn (D2L)
Desire 2 Learn is where many of our online courses are hosted. Ask your teacher if they have their course online.
Easy-bib allows you to create works cited lists, bibliographies easily. Create an account at the school (we’ve paid for it so there is no cost to you). Once your account is created you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection.
eLibrary: Our newest education solution meets a growing range of research and curricular demands. Students can tap into 2,000 full-text and multimedia sources, plus access History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature.
Offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new world.
ProQuest Learning: Literature A comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources
Great resource for teachers. Lots of education resources.
EBSCO contains the following databases:
Student Research Center
Canadian Student Research Center
Canadian Points of View
NoveList French Interface
Auto Repair Reference Center
ExploreLearning.com offers the world’s largest library of interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3-12. We call these simulations Gizmos.
Check with your math or science teacher for your login.
All students are provided with a Google account. Google Drive allows you to easily work on files at home and at school. Download the app and you can access your files on your phone as well!
Huntsville Public Library
Check out the Huntsville Public Library Resources as well!
Homework Help is a free online math help for students in Grades 7-10. Math classroom teachers can provide password information. Homework Help is funded by the Ministry of Education and administered by the Independent Learning Centre.
Homework Help provides free, live one-on-one tutoring from Ontario teachers Sunday to Thursday from 5:30pm– 9:30 pm ET.
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/ko_k12hs_d64 Our periodical resources constitute the largest digital collectionof magazines, newspapers, journals and other periodicalscurrently available.
Learn 360 is a collection of videos available for download. You can access it from My Sakaii or check with the library staff for your username and password.
LibriVox provides free audio books available for download. Books are in the public domain (i.e. Shakespeare). Download to your phone or computer!
National Film Board
The NFB collection includes animation, documentaries, experimental films and alternative dramas. It showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians – stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more. Works that push the boundaries, give a voice to the underrepresented, and build bridges between cultures.
There are new releases, old favourites and forgotten classics with works by many of Canada’s legendary directors. There are films for all ages, in both French and English.
The site contains Playlists – where there are suggestions from film experts and media personalities. New films are added every week.
Naxos Music Library
Complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 320 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naive, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine and Vanguard Classics
Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, Nostalgia music
Wide range of standard and specialist repertoire
More than 64,290 CD-length recordings equivalent to 920,900 tracks uploaded, with addition of over 800 CD-length recordings every month
Music notes, cover artwork, tracklist, instrumentation and publisher information
Libretti and synopses of more than 700 operas
More than 10,000 composer and artist biographies
Ontario Education Resource Bank
Ontario Education Resource Bank ( http://resources.elearningontario.ca/ )
Check out the OSSLT Parent Presentation
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is administered to all students in the province in March of their Grade 10 school year. Successful completion of the test is a graduation requirement. The test is composed of reading selections with multiple-choice and open-response items, writing prompts with multiple choice writing items. The test is administered in one day in two 75-minute blocks. Accommodations can be provided to students with Individual Education Plans and special provisions are available to students new to English.
The Getting Ready Guide will help you prepare.
The successful student’s work is characterized by:
Big ideas, details selected to support generalizations; broad vocabulary; connects purposes, audience, and form
Range of literacy and fluency skills; navigates and adopts different types of expression; produces own ideas; syntax is that of written language where appropriate; flexibility of expression
Uses symbols and visualization in understanding and expression; transfers skills and prior knowledge to new situations
The unsuccessful student’s work is characterized by:
In ideas and sparse supporting details; in understanding and use of forms (e.g., personal essay, graphs and charts); and in vocabulary use
The small set of ideas selected from texts or chosen for writing are used repeatedly; narrow range of skill sets for choice of vocabulary and sentence structure; syntax is often drawn from oral language
Focus on specifics of tasks; straight-forward purposes in reading or writing; heavy reliance on personal experience for evidence
Take an online practice test!
Search Ontario from Knowledge Ontario: Find digital image, text, audio and video materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada … via a single search portal. http://search.ourontario.ca/
– Students and teachers can make comic strips, storyboards, character maps, and more.
– Presets include 3000 backgrounds, 2000 props, 700 characters, 300 poses and expressions.
– Teachers can access a library of lesson plans and activity templates for all subject areas.
Premier At Home
Premier Literacy can be downloaded for home use by all students. See library staff for details.
Access Sakaii for class resources.
Science in Context
Science in Context delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library and more!
E-STAT is Statistics Canada’s interactive learning tool designed with the needs and interests of the education community in mind. E-STAT offers an enormous warehouse of reliable and timely statistics about Canada and its ever-changing people.
Teen Health and Wellness
Whether you’re researching a health project, learning the truth about dieting, or dealing with bullying. This site is a fantastic resource. Qualtiy information, organized in a really simply to find format.
Turn It In
Turn it in allows students and teachers to ensure assignments are plagiarism free. Talk to library staff to find out how to create an account.