Collaborative Organizations and Professional Associations

Explore these continuing and distance education sites to learn more about this exciting and growing field.

Other Distance Education Course and Program Databases

There are a number of online searchable databases that can help you find the distance education course or program that is right for you.

  • University Online (COHERE – Canada’s Collaboration for Online Higher Education and Research)
  • Canadian Virtual University
  • Telecampus Online Course Database
  • Canada’s Campus Connection
  • Petersons Educational Database
  • The International Distance Learning Course Finder
  • International Centre for Distance Learning

Library Resources

Library services for distance learners; links to databases, almanacs, electronic books and journals, government sources

  • The National Library of Canada
    A comprehensive listing of both Canadian library home pages and online library catalogues.
  • Ontario Library Service’s Ready Reference Sources
    Canadian directories, almanacs, government sources, news databases, facts and statistics, etc.
  • Infomine:Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
    INFOMINE is a collection of Internet/Web resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains highly useful Internet/Web resources including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, listservs, online library card catalogs, articles and directories of researchers, among many other types of information.
  • Internet Public Library
    IPL has extensive links to reference sources from all over the Web, and to online magazines, serials, newspapers, and books. “Ask a Reference Question” lets you submit a reference question to real librarians who volunteer at the IPL Reference Centre.

Other resources are designed to help you acquire skills for making you a successful student–like how to write a better essay, or study for an exam. We've linked you to both resources and people to help you succeed as a distance education student.

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