- Databases & Encyclopedias
- Video Streaming
- Evaluating Sources/Detective Tools
- Academic Honesty
- Library Catalogues
- Subject Guides
- Taking Action
- Teacher Resources
- Ebooks & Audiobooks
- Board Games
- Book Club Sets & Library/Writing Clubs
- LLC Senior School Student Newsletter
- Request a Book/Resource & Suggestions
Ms. Kirsten Morozov M.Ed. (Teacher-Librarianship), B.Ed, B.A.
Teacher-Librarian (MYP, DP)
Extended Essay Coordinator
Social Media Info (feeds below)
Twitter: @SHcommons Tweets by Ms. Morozov and Sra. Peñafiel.Instagram: @sabresread Ms. Morozov posts to this Instagram account BUT all of Stratford Hall's Community is encouraged to post books, reviews, and reading photos with the hashtag #sabresread added to your Instagram comments.
- Primary Sources Collections
- Open Access Journals
EBSCOhost Database Interfaces
KnowBC Encyclopedias and ebooks
The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on British Columbia. With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips, The EBC is the source of readable and authoritative information on all the significant British Columbian people, places and things.
The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia is an indispensable companion and an essential reference for anyone interested in British Columbia history. Read details of the intriguing stories behind more than 5,000 BC coast places: who bestowed the names and why, and what they reveal.
The most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published, with more than 1,400 saltwater plants and animals and 1,700 superb photographs. A must-have resource for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers and anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.
From fearless immigrants to indigenous women in the workforce, award-winning journalist Stephen Hume unmasks the stories of British Columbia’s Frontier Women. Abounding with historical photographs and rare glimpses into the daring, and often difficult, lives of pioneering women, Lilies and Fireweed reveals the voices and hands of women who helped shape and build British Columbia.
British Columbia’s colourful story has been told many times, but until now no one has attempted to relate the chronicle specifically for young readers. From the gold rush to the Gumboot Navy and from “bride ships” to W.A.C. Bennett, BC history comes alive in this highly illustrated and vivid account by award-winning writer and historian Daniel Francis.
It has often been observed that the First World War jolted Canada into nationhood, and as Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson show in this compelling book, no province participated more eagerly in that transformation or felt the aftershock more harshly than British Columbia.
Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of geographically and culturally rich land's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues to the present day.
The Strait of Georgia is one of the world’s great inland seas, a 6,515 square kilometre body of water lying between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Rich in history, teeming with wildlife and marine traffic, the waterway is essential to British Columbians for food, jobs, travel and recreation.
This updated and expanded guide is the authoritative guide to over 100 common species of seaweeds in the Pacific Northwest. From species identification and seaweed biology to the essential roles seaweed plays in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives, Pacific Seaweeds thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life.
- UBC Digital Objects (Primary Sources)
- Library and Archives Canada
- Early Canadiana Online
- SFU Digitized Collections
- City of Vancouver Archives
- McCord Museum
- New York Public Library Digital Collections
- Internet Archives
This is just a sampling - don't forget to check the websites of various other universities, museums, and public libraries for more.
GALE Database Interfaces
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues.
The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development.
- ResearchGate: where researchers share their work. You'll need to create a free account.
- Full Text Reports: "A top-tier research professional's hand-picked selection of documents from academe, corporations, government agencies, interest groups, NGOs, professional societies, research institutes, think tanks, trade associations, and more."
These tools will find legally free versions of research papers if you cannot find the same version on our library databases:
- Unpaywall is a Chrome browser extension
- Open Access Button allows you to search for free versions from any browser.
Includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works.
Students can access more than 6,000 films and other media simply by going to NFB.ca while using any school computer for which an IP address has been provided. Additionally, students have access to playlists and chapters, created and shared by teacher, while using any computer at home or school.
Targeted toward ages 6-14. National Geographic Kids will take students on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
Evaluating Sources & Detective Tools
- Resource Evaluation Using CARRDSS (Detailed) and the IB's OCPVL: mnemonic devices for resource evaluation.
- Noodletools Information Evaluation Guides:
Be a Detective
- Wayback Machine: see what a website looked like in the past with this Internet archive.
- Politwoops: an archive of deleted politicians' tweets, from around the world.
- Tin Eye and Google Reverse Image Search for computer or phone. Use these tools to:
- figure out who is the artist of a painting on the wall in a photo of a living room.
- determine the authenticity of a photograph.
- critique infographics (many are exaggerated).
- YouTube DataViewer (Amnesty International): extracts thumbnails from YouTube clips to help find original video source.
- Handy chart to help determine to what extent a science news website bases its articles on evidence.
- Snopes: a myth-busting website.
- Openlinkprofiler.org: use this site to see which other websites link to the website you're trying to evaluate.
- FactsCan: Canadian fact checker (especially politics), follows code of journalism ethics of Poynter.
- Politifact: specializes in rating the truthfulness of reporting on politics and government.
- Poynter: evidence-based fact checking in journalism, journalism tools.
- FactCheck.org: a project of the University of Pennsylvania. Heavily U.S.-politics oriented, but also looks at science and Facebook rumours etc.
- Media Bias/Fact Check: Recommended and used by various universities as well as news outlets. Great way to check the bias/leanings of news sources from around the world, and current events stories (albeit largely U.S.-focused).
Ms. Morozov, Sra. Peñafiel, and your subject teachers are happy to assist you with academic honesty. Please do not hesitate to ask us!
Your teachers will either have you create your own account on the Turnitin website, and sign up for their courses, or you will submit your work to Turnitin via ManageBac.
This infographic from Turnitin has useful information and examples for you.
We have UBC community library cards that can be checked out like a book: see Ms. Morozov to get one.
University librarians usually specialize in certain subjects: here is the UBC librarian directory if you're looking for expertise.
SH students get their own SFU community library cards in April of grade 11.
University librarians usually specialize in certain subjects: here is the SFU librarian directory if you're looking for expertise.
- Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples Resources (MYP/DP)
- Grade 6
- Grade 7
- Grade 8
- Grade 9
- Grade 10
- Science (MYP)
- Diploma Programme - General
- History (DP)
- Individuals & Societies (MYP)
- Extended Essay
- Destiny catalogue: geography books in Stratford Hall Libraries plus sampling of websites
- Laminated wall maps (kept in the DP library): these can be checked out for e.g. your classroom wall for a unit and presentations.
History Resources (DP) Google Doc: a variety of suggestions of different source types to get you started.
Various Resources & Topics
- See here for a variety of different types of resources for your historical investigation/history Extended Essay.
Unemployed men march in Toronto,Ontario, Canada. Image Courtesy of: Wikipedia
Selected Web Resources
- New Deal Network
- Library of Congress New Deal Web Guide
- Documenting America: LOC Photograph Collection
- Smithsonian American Art Museum: Picturing the Thirties
- National Archives: A New Deal for the Arts
- Woody Guthrie
- Naxos Music Database (Use VPL Login): Great American songs of the depression:Brother, can you spare me a dime? (1930-1937) - Various Artists
For “moving beyond hashtag activism”. There are some really great ideas here - choose the type of cause in which you are interested, how much time you have, and the type of action you’d like to take.
Ebooks & Audiobooks for grades 8+ and staff.
Read/listen on the new Sora App: use on both browser and mobile devices
- Track your reading habits
- Earn achievement badges
- Exportable notes
- Many more features
Overdrive App for various devices:
You can add other libraries to your Overdrive App, such as the Vancouver Public Library:
CLICK HERE FOR BOARD GAMES IN THE MYP/DP LIBRARIES
- Games stay on campus, but should be checked out (like our books, these have Stratford Hall barcodes)
- Join the Library Club if you'd like to play at lunch (Fridays - Grades 6-7, Thursdays for Senior School).
- Don't have enough time to finish a game? Take photographs of where you are in your game play. We can also set aside a game you have going if you plan on coming back to it soon.
Library Advisory Club (Grades 6-7)
- See Senior School Library Club information for more details.
Weekly meetings Friday at lunch in the MYP Library with Ms. Morozov. Communication is via the Google Library Club Classroom.
- Currently grades 6+ with some grade 9s helping to organize it.
- Part of regular library club days for your grade range.
Library Advisory Club (Senior School)
- Influence library book purchases and promoting reading.
- Plan library events and programming, e.g. genre-themed parties and book-trailer development.
- Chat about books or book genres we’ve read together, as well as current events and life in general (sometimes over hot chocolate and popcorn).
- Play board games.
- Note: you don’t have to be a library advisory member to participate in a book club, and those meeting can happen other days.
Weekly meetings Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:10-12:45pm in the MYP library with Ms. Morozov. Communication is via ManageBac.
Library/Learning Commons Student Information Newsletter: Information on books and resources in our collection, and on learning and living, from Ms. Morozov, MYP/DP teacher-librarian.
Although I cannot guarantee I will purchase your book and resource requests for the library or follow your suggestions, as there are many elements I must consider, I certainly appreciate your input. Please complete this form.
Select the Databases & Encyclopedias tab - there are many newspaper articles in our databases.