eLibrary - eResearch

This list of eResources has been selected to assist with your research needs. Please use any of the criteria to the right to further narrow your search. For more information click “Ask a Librarian” on this page.

First Nations Information Project

Listing of First Nation communities across Canada.

First Voices Language Archive

Includes thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures and videos.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Select from a variety of eReference books including business, health and more.

Genealogy and Family History

Library and Archives Canada site including all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.

Gold Book Used Vehicle Guide

Sanford Evans Gold Book listings provide detailed information on cars, trucks, snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, and personal watercraft for a broad range of model years.


Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles. Find full text issues of Organic Gardening magazine, Environmental Design & Construction magazine, Mother Earth News and more!

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

GREENR offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.

Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

From the Canada Revenue Agency.

HealthLink BC

Learn about health topics and medications, check your symptoms and find services and resources.

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.

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.

Kids Search

Kids Search gives kindergarten to grade 5 students access to more than 75 popular children’s magazines, including: Boys’ Life, ChildArt, Highlights for Children, Ladybug, and Science World. Kids Search also includes: Encyclopedia of Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and American Heritage Children's Dictionary.


KnowBC was launched in 2001 as the online edition of Harbour Publishing’s Encyclopedia of British Columbia. The encyclopedia remains the cornerstone of KnowBC, but there is much more on the site today: 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.


The French current affairs weekly online.

Le Monde

Online version of the French newspaper, including Le Monde Diplomatique.


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

Mango Languages

Language learning database designed to equip you with conversational abilities. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in 45 different language courses. Some of the languages include:  Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

MasterFILE Premier

Popular full text magazines covering virtually every subject area of general interest, including an Image Collection of over 350,000 photos, maps and flags.  Access to Consumer Reports is included as well.

Medline Plus

Extensive information from trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions.

Memory BC

MemoryBC.ca is a portal where you can access descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province.

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