Calgary Board of Education

Research Guide



Science students will find these sections of the library most useful:

  • Topics related to the Natural Sciences will be find in the 500’s
  • 520’s – Astronomy
  • 530’s – Physics
  • 540”s - -Chemistry
  • 550’s – Earth Sciences
  • 560’s Paleontology/ Paleozoology
  • 570’s – Life Sciences
  • 580’s – Botoniacal Sciences
  • 590’s - -Zoological Sciences
  • Topics related to Applied Science will be found in the 600’s
  • 610’s – Medical Sciences
  • 620’s Engineering

To search for specific resources in the EMHS library collection, use the Online Library Catalogue.


The Online Resource Center has credible academic resources specifically to support Alberta curriculum and students. Try Science in Contex. AP students should try Advanced Placement Source.

For home use, check with your teacher or library staff for your username and password.

The Calgary Public Library has excellent resources. Check out the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY for ebooks as well as databases. Sign up for SOLARO practice tests in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Another useful site is


Citation Help

It is important to be an ethical user of information. Be sure to cite your sources. Many of the recommended sites have built in tools to help your cite your work properly. Please check with your teacher about the style you are required to us. Not knowing how is not a defense.

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers very useful guides: