Research Resources and Tips

Welcome to the Smithville Christian High School Library and Research Centre.

The Library and Research Centre at Smithville Christian High School is a vibrant place. The library offers a wealth of curriculum-based information in books, magazines, and encyclopaedias. There is an impressive collection of fiction available which is constantly updated with the most current titles. There is always a librarian on site to assist students with finding the right information and help them reach their goals.

In the Smithville Christian library we use Destiny cataloguing software. Within Destiny you will find the entire collection of books available in the library, but also a search engine which gives the student access to reliable Internet sources, researched and approved by a network of teachers and librarians. This search engine is called Webpath Express and we highly recommend it to our students.Both the catalogue and Webpath Express can be accessed from home as well by going to this website.

Because a lot of research is done online, it is strongly recommended that each student has a library card with the Public Library in their area. For more information, please visit the municipal libraries’ websites (links on this page). Their extensive databases are available to our students free of charge in the event a student is looking for just that little more information.

If you have any questions, please contact our librarian, Wilma DeHaan, by e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone (905) 957 3255.

We look forward to welcoming you in our library.

Smithville Christian High School Library Catalogue


Research Links

Bare Bones How to Search the Internet | Internet Public Library | Reference Desk | Research Guide for Students | Study Guides and Strategies | Subject Urls by Dewey

Writing Links

EasyBib is an automated bibliography composer for students that formats bibliographies and lists of works cited. Smithville Christian High School teachers ask that you use this tool for any assignment where you are asked to include a works cited page. You will need a password to access EasyBib: see your teacher or the librarian.

Advice on Academic Writing 

Resource Links

Toronto Star | Globe and Mail | National Post | Hamilton Spectator | St. Catharines Standard | The Grimsby Lincoln News
CBC | CBC News in Review | CTV | CNN | Canadian Business | Macleans | Plugged In | Relevant Magazine | Breakaway | Campus Life | The Banner

Lincoln Public Library | Grimsby Public Library | Haldimand County Public Library | Pelham Public Library
West Lincoln Public Library | Wainfleet Public Library | Welland Public Library

Students can browse these online catalogues, but they need to be a member of their local public library to be able to log in to borrow books. There is no cost, so make sure you always have a valid library card.

Britannica Online | Canadian Social Trends | Canadian Encyclopedia | | Christianity Today Online  | Cardus – a North American public policy think tank inspired by biblical principles
Focus on the Family

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