Free Online Resources
BBC Documentary Archive
Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programs. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from the archive.
The Bradshaw Foundation’s website features links to fascinating archaeological and anthropological information on rock art and other ancient discoveries.
Canada’s authoritative source for news of current events.
Public Radio International
Partnering with public media's most talented producers and hosts, PRI offers distinctly global voices and invites listeners to hear content that provides unique perspectives on our interdependent world.
Social Issues from Multnomah County Library’s Homework Center
A comprehensive list of social issues on one of the best homework sites ever!
Social Studies Canada
A resource site for Canadian Social Studies teachers and students discussion-provoking videos and links and commentary on current events.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Watch experts give talks and performances on topics ranging from entertainment and design to science and global issues.
United Nations Cyberschoolbus
View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed.
Voices of Youth
Children across the world have their say on current events on this site sponsored by UNICEF with a fine section on “Children and Work.”
Your Guide to the Religions of the World
This BBC site offers an introduction to Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.
Collections at the Library
These pre-formulated searches of our Catalogue display some of the relevant materials in our collection. You may place holds on anything other than Reference materials.