English Language Arts

Library Resources

Library books and videos pertaining to English courses are located as follows:

  • 421 Writing system, phonology, phonetics
  • 423 Dictionaries
  • 425 Grammar
  • 428 Standard English usage
  • 810 Canadian & American literature
  • 811 Canadian & American poetry
  • 820 English and Old English literature
  • 821 English and Old English poetry
  • 3 Shakespeare


The following services are provided by the library:

  • Open 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • 15 computers available for students
  • Photocopying
  • Printing (max 5 pages per day free)
  • Scanning
  • iPads
  • Digital Cameras
  • Project Supply Centre
  • Information and tutorial resources available on our website northsurreylibrary.com include: Study Smart, Taking Notes, Organization & Time Management, Critical Thinking, Writing, Science and Math help, Group Work, Presentations, How to Research, Citing Sources, In-Text Citations and more.
  • Also through the library website under You Are the Library, you will find information and tutorials on Critical Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Inquiry Learning, Using the Library, Research Methodology and 21st Century Literacies.


How to start your research assignment, go to northsurreylibrary.com >Research Toolkit  >Research Process

Online Databases available through the Library:

  • Canadian Student Research Centre
  • Canadian Points of View
  • WorldBook Student
  • WorldBook Advanced
  • Canadian Literary Centre
  • Literary Reference Centre
  • Novel List
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre

*You can search by subject, or search within specific journals.

For more information on using online databases, go to northsurreylibrary.com >You Are The Library >Online Databases

*Access quality websites through the Library Catalog using Webpath Express. Go to northsurreylibrary.com >Research Toolkit >Worldbook Online & Webpath Expres

Reference Books:

  • 420 OXF Oxford Companion to the English Language
  • 423 COM Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • 423 DOU Roget’s Thesaurus
  • 423 FOW Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  • 803 BRE Brewer’s Phrase and Fable
  • 8 MAG Masterplots of World Literature
  • 882 BAR Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
  • 3 OXF Oxford Companion to English Lit
  • 8 NOR Norton Anthology to English Lit
  • 3 BOY Shakespeare A to Z

*For instruction of Taking Notes, go to northsurreylibrary.com   >Research Toolkit >Take Good Notes or >Taking Notes from a Reference Source

*Citing Sources: www.easybib.com



A Brief History of the Mystery


Picture Books

Of Mice and Men

A Better War Poet

Online Resources

Surrey Public Library ESL Resources

Many Things – A Website for Studying English as a Second Language

Activities for ESL Students

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students

Student guide

University of Toronto Writing

Using English

Capilano University ESL Online Resources

Silent Reading

The Poet’s Voice

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