All teachers and students in HRSB schools have access both in school and at home to a variety of services from EBSCO. In all HRSB buildings, teachers and students can connect to EBSCO’s services directly. There is usually a link on school websites, or you can go to the HRSB website, choose Staff, and then click the EBSCOHost icon. You will be logged in directly.
Outside HRSB buildings, you can also access EBSCO through the icon on the HRSB site, or at http://search.ebscohost.com. You will need a username/password to access EBSCO at home or elsewhere (away from HRSB buildings). That username/password is available at your school or you can contact your Technology Integration Leader.
The descriptions of EBSCOs products below are taken from the EBSCO website:
- EBSCO’s research tools for students (Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Canadian Student Research Center)
- Canadian Points of View Reference Center™
- History Reference Center™
- Science Reference Center™
- EBSCOhost Research Database
Searchasaurus makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.
Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type – -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
The Canadian Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 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.
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including 480 main essays, leading political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, reference books and a series of titles from World Public Opinion. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century.
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Critical Thinking Guides for every topic covered helps the student judge Fact vs. Opinion and enhances the student’s ability to read and think critically.
History Reference Center® is the world’s most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers, such as: Branden Publishing, Compass Point Books, Houghton Mifflin, Lerner Publishing Group, Mason Crest Publishers, Morgan Reynolds Inc., Oliver Press, Oxford University Press, Rourke Publishing LLC., Salem Press, Stackpole Books, Toucan Valley Publications, and more.
The database also includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American Historical Review, American History, Archaeology, Aviation History, Beaver, British Heritage, Chinese America: History & Perspectives, Civil War Times, Foreign Affairs, German History, History, History Review, History Today (back to January 1975), History: Review of New Books, Kansas History, Journal of American History, Manitoba History, Military History, Naval History, North Carolina Historical Review, Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Wild West, World War II and more. Further, the database contains nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student’s science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.
EBSCOhost Research Database is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.
The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.