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.

Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library

Enhanced online versions of classic Merck Manuals. Contains photographs and audio-visual material not present in the print versions.

Merriam Webster

Dictionary and thesaurus


Reader’s advisory for readers of all ages. Find fiction by subject, author, or read reviews and read-alikes and much more.


Two separate databases, PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space, are for children in preschool to grade 3.  Easy navigation and text make learning fun!

Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR Health)

Drawing on the trusted Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR®), this site provides information for prescriptions drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbals/supplements.

PLoS: Public Library of Science

A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.


PovNet provides online tools that facilitate communication, community and access to information around poverty-related issues in British Columbia and Canada.

PressReader (Library PressDisplay)

The world’s largest online newspaper kiosk, where you can browse and read hundreds of full-content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Library.PressDisplay.com is a convenient and comprehensive way to read all your favorite publications on one site. Gain access to newspapers from home and around the world on the day they are published, often before they hit the newsstands. Get PressReader help here.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Find information about the Agency and its many publications, chronic and infectious diseases, injury, surveillance, emergency preparedness, health promotion, travel health and immunization.

Royal BC Museum Collection Database

Searchable database of the museum's Natural History and Anthropology collections.


Here's where the budding researcher can find encyclopedia entries and newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics ranging from animals to history to science & health. Lexile (reading) levels go up to Grade 5.


The official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in the SEDAR filing system.

Skilled Immigrant Infocentre

The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is a free service to help immigrants to Canada find the information they need to get a job in their field of education and experience. Resources are created by Vancouver Public Library.

Small Business BC

A comprehensive list of resources for BC residents needing business information and services.

Small Engine Repair Center

Online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.

The Small Business Accelerator

The Small Business Accelerator is curated by professional business librarians and is a reliable gateway to freely available business information, education, and assistance that is both current and trustworthy. Use the information contained in this website to assess your growth potential, learn about market trends and to discover new business opportunities. 

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

Includes research, a newsroom and resources.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online

Provides current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.


Computational knowledge engine. Enter your question or calculation,and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer.

World Book

World Book includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to curriculum standards, and much more.

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