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KnowBC

KnowBC includes the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, and many other great Pacific Northwest Coast publications like Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, the full text of Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women ofBritish Columbia, Far West: The Story of British Columbia, and a provincial history for younger readers,  KnowBC Blog.

RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries)

RB Digital Magazines, formerly called Zinio for Libraries, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. The new RB Digital App allows you to read or listen to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines all from the same App!
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PebbleGo

Three separate databases, PebbleGo Animals, Science, and Dinosaurs, are for children in preschool to grade 3.  Easy navigation and text make learning fun!

Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides comprehensive coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking and finance. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

LitFinder

LitFinder features literary criticism, reviews, author biographies, photos, topic overviews, and full text of many literary works.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is for budding researchers in kindergarten through grade 5. Contents include information from the best elementary reference sources and magazines on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Canada in Context

Canada in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.

OverDrive

A collection of popular downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks for VIRL customers. Titles are chosen by librarians. Download the new Libby App from OverDrive! The one-tap reading app that is easier to use, gets you reading eBooks & eAudiobooks faster and with less hassle (no more authorizing!) Click here for Libby Instructions.
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Freegal

Attention Music Buffs: You can now download music and music videos – absolutely free. Download your digital music legally and at no cost. Freegal (‘free & legal’) music provides access to the entire catalogue of Sony Music Entertainment, owner of many music labels. VIRL customers can download five free songs each week, or two music videos Freegal will work with any MP3 player and is PC and Mac compatible.  
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Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Find information on your favourite hobby or pastime, from toys and collectibles to modelbuilding, arts and crafts, electronics and games.
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