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The teacher-librarian at NPSS is Mrs. Laychuk. Hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and students are welcome at any time throughout the day to do research or relax with a book or magazine in our fiction section reading area.

The library has a photocopier for student use. The cost is $0.15 per copy.

Our collection of over 25,000 items, consists of books, reference volumes, videos, audio recordings, pictures, vertical files, newspapers and magazines. In addition, we have Internet access, and computers are available for word processing. Library staff is always on hand to assist students with their research and provide instruction on the use of library computers.

Please note there is no email without permission, and internet access is primarily for students doing research. No games are allowed to be played on any NPSS computers.

Library Links

These links below take you to resources that may help you out or that you might enjoy. Great source for Canadian and international news. Online Encyclopedia

http:// Online Magazine Database. Access to over 500 Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals with full text, images, and links.

The Vancouver Sun online The Vancouver Sun newspaper online. Alaska Highway News online.

Online Citation Help – Son of Citation Machine

Sample Bibliographies

For bibliography entries that go over one line, the second line should be indented.

Information from the Web

Authors Name if known, Title, (Date Viewed) URL


W.E. Browser, The End of the Internet, (June 15, 2004), URL

Graphic from the Web

Description of Graphic, [Graphic file.] URL


Full Halls at NPSS, [Graphic file.] URL

Book: One Author

Abel, Samuel. Capital Punishment in the Ancient World. Toronto: J.O. Simpson, 1986.

Book: Two or Three Authors

Best, Sally, June Brown and Harry Mole. The Death Penalty. New York: Hutton and
Sons, 1981 .

Book: More than Three Authors

Brown, Sue, et al. A Study of Crime. New York: Macmillan, 1985.

Book: More than one Volume

Cabet, P. A Complete History of Penology. Rome: St Martin’s Press, 1949, 4 vols.

Book: Compiled by Editor(s)

Cable, R. and Donald Parkes, (eds.). Capital Punishment. Plato, Texas: Information
Aids, 1987.

Book: Only one Chapter or Article Used

Cabot, Denise. “Society Legitimizes Murder,” in Cook, J., (ed.). Taking Sides: Views
on Controversial Issues,
2nd ed. Surrey, New Jersey: Puskin, 1982, pp.534-567.

Quote from a book

Wicharuk, P. Library Skills for the Uninitiated, 1998. Rpt. in An Anthology of
School Librarians. Ed. J. Mayer. Vancouver : UBC Press, 2002.

Book: Later Edition

Cale, Doreen A. Recent Supreme Court Decisions, 3rd ed. Ottawa: CIL Press, 1986.

Government Document

Canada, Parliament, House of Commons. House of Commons Debates: Official
Report (Hansard). Ottawa: Supply Services, 1987, vol 129, no. 115, p. 5819.

Encyclopedia Article (Unsigned)

“Capital Punishment.” The World Book Encyclopedia. 1987, vol 3. pp. 167-168.

Encyclopedia Article (Signed)

Dunn, J.R. “Capital Punishment.” Canadian Encyclopedia. 1987, vol. 1, p. 211.

Magazine Article (Unsigned)

“For Safety’s Sake.” New Republic, vol. 77 (March-April 1987), pp. 60-67.

Magazine Article (Signed)

Highrop, Richard. “The Debate Continues.” Macleans, vol. 135 (September 6, 1987)
p. 67.

Newspaper Article (Unsigned)

“Indecisive Poll.” Toronto Glove and Mail, 2 September 1987, p B4.

Newspaper Article (Signed)

King, Marie. “Canadians Favor Death Penalty.” Vancouver Sun, 5 May 1987, p A1.

Audio Visual Software

Long, Larry. Crime and Punishment. (3 filmstrips, 3 cassettes, guide). New York:
General AV, 1983.


Nonsense, Bertha. Crime. n.d. (Centennial Library Pamphlet File 364.6)

Abstract: Reader’s Guide Abstracts

Pollen, Earl. “Studies Show Capital Punishment is not a Deterrent.”
Canadian Journal of Abstracts Sociology,
vol.62 (Fall 1985),
pp. 7-12 in Reader’s Guide Abstracts, vol. 2, #21, subject heading –
Capital Punishment – Canada.

Abstract: Biology Digest

Reo, John. “Are Criminals Born, Not Made?” Time, vol. 126 (September 21, 1985),
pp 94, 97 in Biology Digest, vol. 12 #7, Abstract 85/86 – 2322

Interview Form

Simpson, Paul. Interview with the writer. 11 June 1987.

TV / Radio

“Taking Sides.” The Fifth Estate. Toronto: CBC Television, 7 November 1987.