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Book Reviews

Author Websites

Canadian Literature

  • The Canadian Literature Archive
    The Canadian Literature Archive is a repository for information about Canadian writers, Canadian novelists, Canadian poets, Canadian playwrights, Canadian essayists, Canadian literary organizations, Canadian magazines, Canadian publications, Canadian books, Canadian texts and Canadian library archives.
  • National Library of Canada - Canadian Literature
    The objective of the National Library of Canada's Canadian Information By Subject service is to provide links to information about Canada, arranged by subject, from Internet resources around the world. This URL directs you to the links to Canadian Literature.


  • The Internet Classics Archive
    Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

English Subject Guides

Literary Criticism

  • Online Literary Criticism Collection
    The IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection contains 1576 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period.
  • The Gale Group - Literary Index Page
    Gale's Literary Index is a master index to every literary series published by Gale. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names including pseudonyms and variant names and more than 140,000 titles into one source. Gale's Literary Index also provides quick and easy access to the printed editions in our library. These series contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. You can use Gale's Literary Index to locate authors and titles in our collection.
  • The Gale Group - Glossary of Literary Terms
    A quick way to look up those literary terms for your English assignments.
  • Glossary of Linguistic Terms
    Your first stop when looking for linguistic definitions.

Literature Guide

  • The Children's Literature Web Guide
    The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world.


  • The Encyclopedia Mythica
    This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more. It contains over 4700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
  • Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable Or Stories of Gods and Heroes
    One of the classic introductions to Greek Mythology.
  • Folklore, Myth and Legend
    The University of Calgary's links to mythology and folklore.
  • The Genesis Project
    This ThinkQuest project from Mayfield Secondary in Brampton, Ontario is a collection of creation myths from many societies, from Algonquin to Yuma. A dictionary of creation mythology terms (Gods and Immortals, Places) is included, as well as a search engine to help you find what you are looking for quickly.
  • Greek Mythology
    The Greek Myth Project from San Diego State University.
  • Greek Mythology
    From the Iliad to the fall of the last tyrant.
  • Myths and Legend
    An index to Myths and Legends on the Internet.
  • Mythology
    This site provides information on the gods and goddesses of cultures around the world, but not by region/culture as is the case with many other sites. Instead, users can search for information about objects in the sky (e.g., sun, moon) and then read about the gods from various mythologies that are associated with those objects. There is also information on myths, family tree, and culture.

Online English Grammar Guides



  • The Canadian Poetry Archive
    The Canadian Poetry Archive features selected poems from over 100 early English- and French-language Canadian poets. Digitized from public domain anthologies found in the National Library of Canada's rich literature collection, the poems represent some of Canada's most notable poetry from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Canadian Poetry
    Poetry links from the University of Toronto English Library.
  • The League of Canadian Poets - Young Poets
    Young Poets is a project of The League of Canadian Poets, Canada's professional poetry organization. This is a non-profit organization working to promote poetry in this country and to promote Canadian poetry around the world.
  • The Lines of the Poet
    The book, "The Lines of the Poet", is a unique celebration of Canadian poetry. The book is the result of dedicated work between artists, writers, editors, and craftsmen. The complete works includes signed poetry and drawn portraits of thirteen most distinguished poets over the past sixty years. The editor, Doug Jones, is the fourteenth portrait. Each portrait has been signed and numbered by the Montreal artist, Rosengarten, and each poem signed by its author. Only one hundred and thirty copies were made. "Follett Webpath Express, 2010″
  • Representative Poetry Online
    This database includes about 2,900 English poems by over 400 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. Search poets alphabetically or chronologically, their poems by title, or their poems by first line or last line.


  • Activities for ESL Students
    There are over 1,000 quizzes, exercises and puzzles on this website to help you study English as a Second Language.
  • Comenius - Fluency Through Fables
    Fables to improve your comprehension of English.
  • English as a Second Language Links
    Rong-Chang Li's site provides a good starting point for ideas on how to improve your English skills.
  • English as a Second Language - University of South Dakota
    Resources for students enrolled in English as a second language courses.
  • ESLhome
    This site contains good resources to test reading comprehension. Included are quizzes, online activities and materials that are well-organized and easy to navigate.
  • MDBG Chinese-English Dictionary
    This Chinese-English Dictionary allows you to search by Chinese, Pinyin or English Definition to see and hear the results of the translation. There are also other areas like basic and advanced word dictionaries, character dictionaries and other Chinese tools.

Fine Arts

Art Galleries and Museums

  • Artists Space
    A gallery for emerging artists in New York City.
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
    The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States.
  • Canadian Museum and Galleries
    The government of Canada's link to a directory of museums and galleries in Canada.
  • Dia Center for the Arts
    The DIA Center is an art foundation that gives financial support to various contemporary artists and art projects. Their gallery/museum can be accessed through this web site, and you can look and read about all of the art shows DIA has hosted in the last ten years. You can also experience art made specifically for viewing on the computer.
  • The Edmonton Art Gallery
    Edmonton's own art gallery located next to city hall on the corner of 99 street and 102A Avenue.
  • The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
    The Frick Collection from New York City.
  • Glenbow Museum
    This Calgary museum's art collection contains some 28,000 works dating from the 19th century to the present. The Glenbow museum features art from Alberta and northwestern North America.
  • Guggenheim Museum
    This link provides access to the world wide organization of Guggenheim museums.
  • Manhattan Museums
    A directory of museums in the New York city area.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art from New York City.
  • The Museum of Modern Art
    The world's first museum dedicated to modern art located in New York City.
  • World Museums and Galleries
    Links to the official pages of the world's major museum and galleries.

Art History

Art Reference

  • Artcyclopedia
    The Artcyclopedia is primarily an index to where paintings, sculptures and other great works of fine art can be viewed online, at hundreds of art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
  • Art in Context
  • The Artchive
    Mark Harden's artchive contains images and information about artists.
  • Art Resource
    Art Resource is the world's largest photo archive of fine art. The site includes high quality images of works of painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts from most of the world's major museums, monuments, and commercial archives.
  • The Elements of Design
  • Internet Art Resources
  • PBS Art 21


International Languages 


  • A short course in Trigonometry
    An introduction to the world of trigonometry by David E. Joyce, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Clark University, Worcester, MA.
  • The Math Forum - High School Student Center
    An excellent starting point for searching for information for those math problems.
  • Calculator's Online Center
    Forget your calculator? Give this site a try.
  • The Constants and Equations Pages
    An award winning project listing different constants and equations.
  • Dave's Math Tables
    A math site with lots to offer. Ask questions and interact with other math students.
  • Graphics for the Calculus Classroom.
    This site contains excerpts from a collection of graphical demonstrations developed for first year calculus. Some of the topics possess animated sequences displaying the derivative of that function or a series of pictures depicting the derivation of a specific constant. An illustration of how Archimedes found an approximation for pi by inscribing and circumscribing polygons in a circle is demonstrated both graphically and in table form. A discussion of e and an approximation of e to 35 decimal places is also presented.
  • The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
    This mathematical history archive contains the biographies of more than 1100 mathematicians. In addition, a number of mathematical ideas are cross-referenced with the mathematician responsible for the idea. This site features 60 articles on famous curves with graphical representations and text.

PE and Athletics



  • BioEd Online
    BioEd Online was produced by Baylor's Center for Educational Outreach, and provides science teachers and students with a wide array of free instructional resources, such as slide sets, streaming video presentations, and laboratory activities. The site assists biology teachers and students by offering accurate, current information, reinforced by lessons and web-based materials that address important and timely issues like nutrition and obesity, biodiversity, and mad cow disease.
  • Biological Animations
    John L. Giannini, Biology Department staff member at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, has compiled a collection of short animations of biological processes.
  • The Biology Project - University of Arizona
    An online interactive resource for learning biology.
  • The Biology Project - University of Arizona: Cell Biology - Online Onion Root Tips
    Online learning project for cell cycle and principles of mitosis.
  • Canadian Cancer Society
    Reliable cancer information collected by the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • Cells Alive!
    One of the best sites available for research involving cells.
  • Food Additives Guide
    This guide includes detailed lists of common additives, their uses and possible side effects. It also has links to other food additive sites.
  • Health Canada's Web Site
    Our federal government's site to promote healthy living for Canadians.
  • Healthfinder - Your Guide To Reliable Health Information
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
  • Human Anatomy Online
    An interactive program containing more than one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and descriptive links. Animations show how you chew food, how your eyes operate, and how your nerves and muscles are connected, while the image index diagrams show things like the cross section of a bone and the inside of a skull.
  • The IB Biology Homepage
    An Open Door website dedicated to assist you in your study of IB biology.
  • Medpedia
    Medpedia is a new free online resource utilizing the Wiki format to make health and medical information available. Editors of articles must have MDs or PhDs in a biomedical science.
  • Mendel Web
    A resource for students and teachers interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science.
  • On-Line Biology Book
    This site features text and illustrations for the study of biology.
  • Science Animations, Movies, and Interactive Tutorial Links
    Science resources from Lone Star College-North Harris in Houston, Texas.
  • University of Alberta - Department of Biological Sciences
    The Department of Biology's instructional media page provides educational material for biology courses.
  • Online Biology Dictionary
    This online dictionary of approximately 1800 terms uses British spelling. Explanations are brief. The interface is clear, uncluttered, and easy to use.
  • Biotech Life Science Dictionary
    This award-winning site comes from the Indiana Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Indiana University. Search instructions are included.


General Science

  • Alberta Biomes
    Descriptions of the Aspen Parkland, Boreal Forest, Canadian Shield, Grassland, Foothill, and Rocky Mountain Regions of Alberta.
  • Alberta, Naturally!
    Explore Alberta's diverse ecosystems through images and text provided by The Heritage Community Foundation.
  • Biomes and Ecozones
    This is the best portal on the web to information regarding biomes and ecozones.The compiler,I. Lee, has noted which links pertain to Canadian biomes.
  • Ecozones of Canada
    Environment Canada provides an overview of Canada's 20 major ecosystems. The site includes a map of the 15 Terrestrail and 5 Marine Ecozones.
  • Greenpeace International
    A site dedicated to identifying global environmental concerns. This site has links to students who are researching world environmental problems.
  • History of Science, Technology & Medicine
    ECHO (exploring and collecting history online) provides an organized portal into the history of science, technology, and medicine.
  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson's Science.Connect 1
    This site provides visuals, hand-on activities, and resources for Science 14 students.
  • McGraw-Hill Ryerson's Science.Connect 2
    This site provides visuals, hand-on activities, and resources for Science 24 students.
  • MEDLINEplus Health Information
    Medical and health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine. MEDLINEplus has extensive information on about 500 diseases and conditions.
  • National Research Council
    The National Research Council's site of science and technology news in Canada.
  • The Online Meteorology Guide
    This University of Illinois site features a collection of multimedia instructional modules in meteorology.
  • SciCentral
    An index to science information on the web and science journals.
  • Sciencefocus 10
    Additional resources and tools to support the Sciencefocus 10 textbook.
  • Scirus - for scientific information only
    The best search engine for finding scientific information on the web.
  • Yahoo Canada- Weather Phenomena
    An excellent starting page for sites providing weather information throughout the world.


Social Studies (See also: UN Forum under Reference section)


  • Government of Alberta
    The government of Alberta's official website.
  • Legislative Assembly of Alberta
    This site provides information on the members of the legislative assembly, bills and amendments, assembly documents and records, and other information pertaining to Alberta's Legislative Assembly.



Current Events

  • 1st Headlines: Top Breaking News Headlines
    This is an index of worldwide news headlines. Each entry includes a link to the story, the publisher of the information, and the date the information was posted.
  • The Canada Globe
    This site provides a good resource for Canadian and North American news. Links to various teaching resources are included in the Useful Links index.
  • CBC
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website.
  • CBC Edmonton
    C.B.C. Alberta's Website.
  • CBC Archives
    On this Web site you'll find a selection of radio and television clips from the Archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • CTV News
    National and international news from CTV Canada.
  • Edmonton Journal
    The Edmonton Journal's Online Newspaper.
  • Find Articles
    FindArticles.com is an archive of published articles which are searchable for free dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.
  • International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
    This site provides in-depth analysis of world events.
  • MacLean's Online
    MacLean's website provides a Canadian perspective from Rogers Media Corporation.
  • Today's Front Pages
    This site includes front page images of 126 newspapers from 22 countries. The links provide access to the front page housed at each newspaper's Internet site.
  • Twitter Search
    Find out what twitter traffic is currently on the web in real time.
  • Twitscoop
    This page uses word clouds to monitor tweets on the web. Very cool!

  • Yahoo! Canada News
    The top stories from Canada and around the world.




  • Global Policy Forum - Globalization
    Global Policy Forum monitors policy making at the United Nations,
    promotes accountability of global decisions, educates and mobilizes for global citizen participation, and advocates on vital issues of international peace and justice.
  • Globalization101:A student's guide to globalization
    The Levin Institute provides you with information and will challenge you to think about the implications of globalization.
  • Globalization and Cultural Identity
    A chapter from one of the books in the Global Transformations book series.
  • The Globalization Website
    This site from Emory University examines the political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions of globalization.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus - Globalization
    "The greatest challenge we face today is to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the world's people, instead of leaving billions of them behind in squalor. Inclusive globalization must be built on the great enabling force of the market, but market forces alone will not achieve it. It requires a broader effort to create a shared future, based upon our common humanity in all its diversity." (UN)



Primary Source Video and Sound Clips

  • CBC Archives
    This site contains a selection of radio and television clips from the Archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • CNN Video
    Breaking news from CNN


Urban Geography

  • City Population
    This page provides statistics and maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world.
  • Official City Sites
    This is a directory of official city sites in the world.
  • Patterns of World Urbanization
    This Population Reference Bureau site is one of many excellent sites to assist you in learning about urbanization.
  • United Nations Population Information Network
    This UN site strives to make international, regional and national population information, particularly information available from United Nations sources, easily available to the international community.

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