To access the EBSCOhost research sites, enrolled students with HCOS should go to their parent homepage in Encom, choose “Curriculum Resources” from the menu bar along the top and scroll down to find EBSCOhost under “Require a Shared Login”.  The username and password will be there, too, for you to enter when needed.  Alternatively, you can go to the links below:

EBSCO Explora (High School Research site):


EBSCO Explora (Primary and Middle School Research site):


To access the old EBSCOhost site:


EBSCO logo

Accessing Canadian content for all subjects is now a simple process through EBSCO. This is a premium online information resource specializing in Canadian content. In fall of 2017, our EBSCO site will include the following resources:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Canadian Reference Centre (Canadian research projects)
  • Middle Search Plus (grades 5-8)
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Canadian Points of View Reference Centre (fantastic resource for
    debates or controversial/argumentative essays)
  • Consumer Health Complete (medicine/health)
  • MasterFile Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • NoveList Plus

EBSCOhost: NoveList Plus

Let NoveList find the perfect book for you! Type in your favourite author, keyword, or book title, and the NoveList database will search its rich collection of titles, BookTalks, Recommended Reads and more. NoveList will even search by genre, popularity ratings, and readability level (Lexile* scores).

Have you just finished a good book, and wanted to read more of the same genre? NoveList will recommend similar books to read. If you are looking for discussion questions, let BookTalks generate insightful questions for you.  This is the perfect way to get your novel study or book club discussion started.  The books are grouped by age:  0 to 8, 9 to 12, and teen.  (Please note that the teen books include an LGBTQIA section.)

Note that you can find NoveList by going to the “Search Other Databases” link at the top of your Explora pages, or by going here.

* Lexile scores are the age appropriate reading levels.

Video tutorials may be found on this help page.  The Basic search tutorial is for all students grades 6-12, Kids’ Search, Student Research Centre for grades 3-6,  and High school students can access Research Starters and Citing Articles.

For more help building a research project and bibliography, contact Pippa Davies pdavies@onlineschool.ca.

Cost: Free to Heritage Christian Schools students, enrolled or registered.  Registered students may email Beth Johnson for the usernames and passwords.

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