Key resources
Primo user tags
Course guides

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Primary subject databases
Database Description
Education @ EBSCOhost Selected EBSCOhost databases for Education. View Full Description
Education @ ProQuest Selected ProQuest databases for Education. View Full Description

Main databases

Secondary subject databases
Database Description
Education - Oxford Bibliographies A collection of core resources in education. Selected by experts. View Full Description
Education Source Scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. View Full Description
ERIC (via ProQuest) Index with education related literature. Includes links to full text on the free version of ERIC. View Full Description
Google Scholar Searches for articles and web resources from academic publishers and universities. View Full Description
H&PE Elementary Resources Lesson plans and supplemental resources concerning Ontario 2010 curriculum expectations. View Full Description
H&PE Secondary Resources Six interconnected but standalone components with content to support H&PE teaching, grades 9-12. View Full Description
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print Information about and reviews of English-language standardized tests. View Full Description
Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines Standards documents for managing risk in physical activities in Ontario school boards. View Full Description
Physical Education Index Index for articles, books, etc. for sport, kinesiology and related disciplines. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
Database Description
CARMA Video Library Live and recorded webcasts on research methods and analysis. Requires log in. View Full Description
ERIC (via US Department of Education) Freely available index with full text for education related literature. View Full Description
Literature Resource Center Full text biographical information, overviews, criticism and reviews on writers, past and present. View Full Description
odesi Repository of socio-economic survey, census, and polling data from Statistics Canada, Ipsos Reid, Gallup, etc. View Full Description
Periodicals Archive Online Full-text articles from journals in the humanities and social sciences. View Full Description
PsycINFO A comprehensive database for the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. View Full Description
Sociological Abstracts Comprehensive, international coverage of journal articles, books, papers, etc. in sociology and related disciplines. View Full Description
Teacher Reference Center Index for popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books. View Full Description

Electronic encyclopedias & dictionaries

This is a selection of online encyclopedias. Browse the reference shelves in the Education Curriculum Collection or search the Primo Library Catalogue for other encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.

eBook collections

There may be some eBooks in the following electronic book portals that have not been entered into the Primo Library Catalogue yet. The portals also have customized searching features.


This is a small selection of useful material for teaching found on the web.

Education video sources
Title Short Description
American History in Video Video collection for the study of American history.
CARMA Live and recorded webcasts on research methods and analysis. Requires log in.
CBC Digital Archives CBC radio and television news clips, interviews, and more, documenting numerous aspects of Canadian life and history. Includes excerpts from the classic documentary series, This Hour Has Seven Days
Education in Video Collection of videos about topics in training and education, including classroom footage.
Filmakers Library Online Video collection of over 900 documentaries for humanities and social sciences.
Films On Demand Streaming video collection for the humanities and social sciences.
Literature Online (LION) Full text of more than 350,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature. Please logout when finished
Moving Image Archive Thousands of videos ranging from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre.
Music Online Streaming audio and video plus scores and reference works. Thousands of documentaries, animations, and alternative dramas. Laurier Public Performance Rights paid for.
Theatre in Video Video collection of plays and film documentaries.


Because it is often difficult to use our library catalogue to find all the great materials the library has to support your classroom lesson-planning, I have created an unique system for finding materials by their topic, or class number.

Searching Primo using "user tags" will allow you to find materials I have tagged with topics like olympics or foxes. For fictional materials I have used the word storybook, and for non-fiction, children's book will find materials at the appropriate level. A search might be primary level AND storybook AND frogs (we have 3 titles!).

For teaching resources, you can do a user tag search for teaching AND reading AND primary to find materials on how to teach reading to primary school children.

Not everything in our collection has user tags yet, but we're working on adding them whenever possible. Currently, the most used tags for education are:

  • teaching= how do I teach this?
  • junior level, primary level, intermediate level, senior level = what level am I looking for?
  • storybook (this means the item is fiction)
  • manipulatives
  • literacy
  • special education
  • mathematics
  • diversity
  • esl, ell
  • dvd
  • fsl, fls (material is in French)
  • friendship

For a list of alphabetized user tags, please see the next tab called Primo User tags.

In addition, click here for how to find items that allow permission to reproduce or modify,




















  • teachers
  • teaching
  • teaching methods
  • technology
  • television
  • temperature
  • thanksgiving
  • theory
  • time
  • tolerance
  • tools for teachers
  • trade
  • trains
  • transportation
  • travel
  • trees


  • ugly duckling
  • ukraine


  • value
  • velocity
  • vhs
  • visual data
  • visual literacy
  • visual texts
  • vocal
  • violins
  • volcanoes
  • volume


  • waste
  • water
  • weather
  • whales
  • wind
  • wipe-off workbooks
  • witches
  • wolves
  • women
  • work
  • world peace
  • worms
  • worry
  • writing



  • zoo animals
  • zoology

Course guides

Course guides organized by course number and course title
Course # Title
EU (Teacher Education) Royalty Free Resources for Teachers
EU (Teacher Education) What TEC's need to know about the Library