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EDMODO.gifJoin Westwood Collegiate Library on Edmodo! Participate in book discussions, polls, share & view book recommendations with your friends. Send to Mrs. Lontajo a Request to join here!


Search for books using the library's catalog! Click here.

Remember: The best information is often found on websites that are only available by subscription! Orange password sheets for all of our databases are available in the bin on the library's front desk - please take one if you need it!
If you are looking for reliable websites, click on one of the subjects on the left-hand sidebar, or visit the Pathfinders page for assignment-specific resources.

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  • All students and staff have unlimited access to over 5000+ eBooks 24/7
  • eBooks are tied to the provincial curriculum standards
  • Wide breadth of cross-curricular coverage addressing most subject areas
  • NEW Fall and Spring titles added, along with newly revised titles automatically updated to our database
  • All eBooks can be viewed on any handheld internet accessible device                                                                             
Ask Mrs. Lontajo for passwords.

A full-text database that provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Contains information on over 120 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more.
Ask Mrs. Lontajo for passwords.

The Canadian Student Research Centre interface includes several customized Canadian features, such as: source types (Canadian and International Magazines, Canadian and U.S. Newspapers), lexile reading levels and grade values specific to Canadian values, Canada-specific Spotlight Topics and Top Searches, ability to sort by Canadian Magazines from the results list, and Canadian-specific topic browsing.
Ask Mrs. Lontajo for passwords.

Ebscohost provides students with access to full-text magazine articles.
Ask Mrs. Lontajo for passwords.

Use EBSCOhost mobile for more convenience.  Use the same passwords.

This database combines full-text primary source documents with expert analysis and commentary.
  • Includes iconic legal and constitutional documents such as: the Code of Hammurabi, Magna Carta, Meiji Constitution, African Union Constitutive Act, Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the Communist Manifesto, and Osama bin Laden's Declaration of Jihad against America, legislative acts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Treaty of Najing, the Treaty of Versailles, Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Gandhi's "Quit India" Speech, Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address, and much more.
  • Each entry begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the document. Other sections include "Context," which discusses the historical context of the document, a "Time Line" of key events, a brief biographical profile of the author(s), the "Explanation and Analysis of the Document" which discusses the intended audience and the impact the document had. Entries also include a detailed bibliography, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, key quotes from the document, and questions for further study.
  • Use is for school computers only, no password required. Please speak to Mrs. Lontajo if you are having trouble accessing it.
  • You can also access the information in print in the library: REF 909 Mil (4 volume encyclopedia set).

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Covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts. Many of the newly added essays address how culture, ethnicity, and gender affect psychological theory and beliefs. They cover topics such as multicultural psychology and the effect of culture on diagnosis and look at groups as divergent as Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Some examine gender differences, in particular gender roles and conflicts. Other essays examine important and developing issues in psychology, such as multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, pharmaceuticals used in treatment, genetics, and the effects of hope, spirituality, and social support.
You can also access the information in print in the library: REF 150.3 Psy (5 volume encyclopedia set).

Teen Health & Wellness is created for teens with their unique concerns and perspective in mind. Information throughout is presented using a sensitive, respectful, and age-appropriate approach. Teen-friendly articles make complex topics understandable.  This award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.
username: mlc
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Winnipeg Free Press Online Edition - Please ask Mrs. Lontajo for passwords.

No passwords are needed.  Use is for school computers only.


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1152008_91959_0.jpgWestwood Collegiate Library provides a quiet place for students and staff to research, study, work on assignments, or read for leisure.  There are 30 computer stations for  research and word processing, the OPAC to access the print collection of 11,000+ books, magazines, graphic novels, a conference room that can be booked for individual or group study sessions, a lounge/reading area, and daily newspapers.  The library flexible schedule allows access for class use as well as for individual students.


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Library Staff
Mrs. Lontajo
Phone: 204- 888-7650
Email: llontajo@sjsd.net
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What should I read next?
Looking for some more chick lit or another great sci fi novel? Need a new series to get into? Visit the What To Read page to view recommended book lists and get links to interactive websites with contests and book reviews from teens all around the world.
Library Wish List
Use the wish list wall to make suggestions for library purchases or programs! Just double click the wall to add a sticky note. All comments must be approved first, so don't worry if yours doesn't show up right away!
Click here to go to the wish list wall!
Author Blogs
Everyone loves a good blog! Keep up to date on the latest & greatest from your favorite authors.
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