Welcome to St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School

Striving For Excellence! Developing Christian leaders, responsible citizens & life-long learners.

Welcome to the STA Library
"Ask, and you will receive; search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened . . ."
Lk 11:9

Merry Christmas from the St. Thomas Aquinas Library!

Find staff picks for Christmas books here!



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Library is open from 8:00 till 4:00 


Teacher Librarians: Ms. Mattia, Mr. Mendoza and Ms. Macek
Library Technician: Ms. Shad


Resources available?
Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Computers, Printer, Multimedia

Library_stacks.jpgReceive help with

  • Research projects

  • Referencing/bibliographies
    Links to help you with your assignments 

EasyBib is one of the most user-friendly citation options with a full automatic bibliography maker, and 3 format options: MLA (free!), APA, and Chicago. And it really is easy! 

RefDot  is actually an extension for your Google Chrome browser. RefDot allows you to automatically bookmark and cite any website or online article, in addition to Amazon book pages.  

Citefast is another easy automatic bibliography maker. If you keep visiting the site, your citations will be saved. But after 4 days of inactivity, the citations will be deleted. 

Bibme Is the ultimate automatic bibliography maker with auto-fill. With Bibme, all you have to do is search for a book, website, article, or film, or fill in the information yourself. Add to your bibliography and download in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian format! Check out this great how-to guide for using Bibme! 

Citation Machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information they use. Its primary goal is to make it easy for student researchers to cite their information sources.

MLA Citationhttp://www.library.cornell.edu/resrch/citmanage/mla

Citation Guidehttp://www.onlineschools.org/citation-guide/ 

Online Writing Labhttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/2/


Check out these websites for suggested titles, summaries, reviews etc.

STA Book Club - 

VOYA - Voice of Youth Advocates

Teen Reads - reviews, suggestions, lists by genres

Teen Reading Club - Canadian teen reading club

Reading Rants - reviews, bloggers comments

Stellar Awards - B.C. Teen readers choice award

Amazon - check recommended reads generated by book title you've searched for

Library thing - create a virtual library or booklist, also makes recommendations

Good reads - create your own library catalogue and readings lists 

Aboriginal Teaching Resources - from First Nations Education Steering Committee