EMSB Virtual Library

Descriptions of Resources

Allô prof

Primary and secondary. Free homework and lesson assistance site for all students and parents in Quebec. This service is part of the Ministry of Education's perseverance plan. Eight services offered by qualified teachers including exercises, exam preparations, video clips, cyber-class and much more. The student can create an account for a personalized experience.


Assistive Technology at EMSB

Audio-Ciné Films

Video streaming platform for use by EMSB employees. All films have public performance rights licenses. Users must be logged into the EMSB eportal and be using the EMSB network.


An online literacy resource published by Scholastic for primary students that pairs video storybooks with related nonfiction. In English and Spanish. Please login through the EMSB ePortal.

Britannica School

All levels. Interactive, multimedia encyclopedia. All content available at elementary, middle and high school levels. In English.

Canada (Gale in Context)

Secondary. A variety of topics on Canada, its people, and its history. Includes videos, encyclopedias, news feeds, and more. Multilingual interface.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Secondary. Bilingual, updated daily. Includes 40,000 articles and 6,000 interactive maps on Canadian topics. In English and French.

Canadian Points of View 

Secondary. Full-text database in English that provides students with essays that present multiple sides of current hot-button issues. 

Carrefour Éducation 

A variety of relevant educational resources in all subject areas for preschool, primary and secondary levels. In French. 


Primary and Secondary. Bilingual video streaming from CBC, Radio-Canada, National Geographic Channel. Includes teacher resource guides. Teachers can create an account. In English and French.


Database with full text access to 1400+ scholarly journals. Includes ERIC (Education Resources Information Center). English and French.


Secondary. Pedagogical projects based on 350 works from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In English and French.


Primary and Secondary. 800+ simulations and videos about science and math. Multilingual.



For Secondary. Full-text access to more than 8,000 sources such as newspapers, magazines, journals. Relevant information from all types of media. Multilingual.


Primary and high school. Over 400 interactive math and science simulations. Many concepts aligned with the QEP. In English.

Horizon FLS

Primary and high school. Resources and teaching practices to develop the learning of French as a second language. Based on the QEP. In French. (MEES)


Primary and Secondary. Database with over 11,000 resources, including videos, games, websites, applications, and teaching tools. In French.

Inquiry Process 

A web based tool with lesson plans, videos and links explaining the research process and information literacy. For pre-school, primary and secondary. In English and French. (MEES)

Interactive Science

Secondary. Interactive 3D models of concepts from biology, chemistry, earth and space science. 3-D printer projects also included. Multilingual interface.

Journal de Montréal

Full-text access to Le Journal de Montréal. In French. Find login information on the EMSB Portal.

Le Rat de bibliothèque

Primary. Early reader e-books in French with audio narration. The login information can be obtained by asking your child’s teacher or emailing virtuallibrary@emsb.qc.ca

Literacy Today 

A detailed website for English Language Arts teachers featuring classroom strategies, videos and explanations of concepts from the QEP. In English.

Constellations (Livres ouverts)

Annotated Bibliography of books in French (fiction and non-fiction) for pre-school, primary and secondary. Each title is accompanied by pedagogical suggestions. (MEES)

Media Source Incorporated (School Library Journal)

Primary and Secondary. Full access to School Library Journal issues from the last twelve months. Email virtuallibrary@emsb.qc.ca for login information.

National Post

Full-text access to the National Post. Login information is on the EMSB Portal.

NFB Campus

Primary and Secondary. National Film Board of Canada. Educational videos, including films, documentaries, animations, and teacher guides. Teachers can create an account to have access to CAMPUS resource guides for more than 3,000 films. In English and French

Overdrive (Sora)

Secondary. Borrow eBooks in English, French, Chinese, Korean and Spanish. Hundreds of titles, including read-along audio narration books. Sora is the new Overdrive platform for schools

Quebec Reading Connection 

Primary and Secondary. Annotated Bibliography of books in English (fiction and non-fiction) for pre-school, primary and secondary. Each title is accompanied by pedagogical suggestions. (MEES)


E-books - restricted copyright (COPIBEC)

School Library Journal

Primary and Secondary. Premium access to all articles and resources, including book reviews, technology reviews and webcasts. Email virtuallibrary@emsb.qc.ca for login information.


A resource for teachers and students from primary 3rd cycle through to secondary. Includes lesson plans, suggested projects and class activities. In French.

Societies and Territories

Elementary. Based on the original Sociétés et Territoires site by the Service national du RÉCIT (Récitus), here you will find a variety of resources and activities, in the form of text, pictures, and videos to support content covered in elementary Social Science.


Cycle 3 Primary and Secondary. Read-along books, eBooks, graphic novels, audio books, videos. In English.

Télé-Québec en classe

Primary. Fifteen Quebec picture books in eBook format, to be used in class. Includes a read-aloud feature with text highlighting, interactive activities and more.

The Gazette

Full-text access to The Gazette as well as nine (9) regional newspapers of the Postmedia Network. In English. Extra sign in feature required. Find login information on the EMSB Portal.


Primary. Animated (with audio) picture books, puzzles, games, and videos. Titles available in English, French and Spanish.


Secondary level access to 38,000 multimedia encyclopedia articles. Also contains a dictionary and world atlas. In French. Text to speech features

Universalis Junior 

For primary. 2,500 encyclopedia articles as well as a comprehensive dictionary, and world atlas. In French. Text to speech features.


Primary and Secondary. A dictionary that reflects North American Francophone culture, designed by the Université de Sherbrooke. More than 80,000 words and more than 100,000 definitions. Quebecisms, Anglicisms, pronunciations, conjugations and much more.