Use Chatham-Kent Public Library's online catalogue to find books on your topic or check out some staff recommendations:

Creating Digital Animations / by Derek Breen
Pocket Change: Pitching in for a Better World / by Michelle Mulder

Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World by Rachel Swaby

Oral Traditions and Storytelling by Anita Yasuda
Mirages and Other Marvels of Light and Air
Genius Communication Inventions / by Matt Turner
The Great Pyramid: Palace for the Dead by Ruth Owen
Organisms that Glow / by Bobi Martin

Online Resources

Online resources include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles.
For more information, visit the Online Databases page.

Canadian Points of View

Canadian Points of View
Gain a balanced perspective on current issues on Canadian topics. Each with an overview, point, counterpoint and critical thinking guide. This resource will help students and teachers critically analyze an argument, learning to separate facts from opinions.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising
This is a fully bilingual database which has been designed to help students and others plan their future. Users are able to access hundreds of detailed occupation profiles. It also provides a national database of post-secondary schools.


Culture Grams
CultureGrams contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Pebble Go

Pebble Go
Targeted to K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. Articles include narrated text and highlighting.

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness
Rosen Teen Health and Wellness provides teens and young adults, twelve through nineteen years of age, with curricular support and self-help on topics including diseases and conditions; drugs and alcohol; nutrition and fitness; mental and emotional health; sexuality and sexual health; bullying and internet safety; green living; family life, and more [Rosen Publishing].

Worldbook online - Kids

Worldbook online - Kids
A virtual reference source, containing every article from the twenty one volume print set plus much more, including multi–media links. World Book kids is design for the student grade 3-6.

Worldbook online - student

Worldbook online - student
A virtual reference source, containing every article from the twenty one volume print set plus much more, including multi-media links. Worldbook Student is design to encourage search skills for students grades 6 thru 12.

In My Community

Chatham Kumon Learning
Chatham-Kent Public Library Local History Digital Collection


Big 6 method teaches student information gathering and research skill. Excellent student resource from kindergarten thru university.

Easy Bib
An easy to use tool that creates a bibliography for you using MLA format. Simply fill-in-the-blanks with the relevant information about each part of the citation and the site will make the bibliography.

Graphic Organizers
Find graphic organizers to help structure writing projects and to help in problem solving, decision making, and research planning by using templates from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Education Place.  

Historical Atlas of Canada
Explore interactive maps from different periods of Canadian history. Browse the maps for such topics as Prehistory, Native Canada and Population.

Homework Help
A math tutoring resource that supports students in Grades 7 to 10. As a tutor a question or view interactive tutorials on topics like fractions and decimals.

Link to Learning
Provides links to sites that support the Ontario, Canada education curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 8. - World of Math Online
Free math lessons and math homework help from basic math to algebra, geometry and beyond.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
This site offers lessons on sentence structure, tense consistency, style and paraphrasing.

Word Central
Merriam- Webster's online dictionary for children. This website also includes word games, a daily buzzword, and a rhyming dictionary.

Government Resources

Ontario Ministry of Education
Student learning resources compile web-based activities and information resources to support the Ontario education curriculum.