eResources – Databases and OER (Open Educational Resources)


Passwords for database access can be obtained from your friendly teacher librarian in the LTC Library.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covers today’s hottest social issues. It supports science, social studies (including History), Global Studies, and English classes. Each side of an issue is presented and helps you develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw your own valid conclusions.

Includes text and multimedia resources.

Global Issues in Context database Global Issues in Context ties together a wealth of content that allows you to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world. It provides balanced information across many academic disciplines. Included are news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search.

Includes text and multimedia resources.


The Fine Arts & Music Collection places 10.4 million articles at the fingertips of students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in databases are available in full text.

The Churchill Archive: offers cross-searchable online access to over 800,000 original documents – from Churchill’s personal correspondence with family and friends to official exchanges, and from photographs and newspaper reports to speeches in various drafts.

A quick guide to Creative Commons: Were you aware that not all images and clips are available for reuse or modification?  Find out how Creative Commons (CC) works to protect the copyright of works online by visiting Smartcopying’s ‘Quick Guide to Creative Commons’ page.  This quick guide poster is also available on the pinboards around LTC Library.

OER (Open Educational Resources)

These OER texts are available thanks to the Open Textbook Library.  Open textbooks are textbooks that have been licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by expert peers from a variety of universities to assess quality and content. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.

 Title/Author  Contents Format/s available  Creative Commons Attribution
Introduction to Psychology 
Dr Charles Stangor, University of Maryland 
  • Introducing Psychology
  •  Psychological Science
  • Brains, Bodies, and Behavior
  • Sensing and Perceiving
  • States of Consciousness
  • Growing and Developing
  • Learning
  • Remembering and Judging
  • Intelligence and Language
  • Emotions and Motivations
  • Personality
  • Defining Psychological Disorders
  • Treating Psychological Disorders
  • Psychology in Our Social Lives
  • Available to read online
  • epub
  • mobi
  • wxr


Social Problems: continuity and change 

Steven Barkan, University of Maine

  • Understanding Social Problems
  • Poverty
  • Racial and Ethnic Inequality
  • Gender Inequality
  • Sexual Orientation and Inequality
  • Aging and Ageism
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Sexual Behavior
  • The Changing Family
  • Schools and Education
  • Work and the Economy
  • Health and Health Care
  • Urban and Rural Problems
  • Population and the Environment
  • War and Terrorism
  • epub
  • pdf
  • mobi
  • wxr