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Academic Search Elite
A renowned scholarly resource providing superior full-text, academic journals covering the major areas of academic research.
Ancestry Library Edition (in-branch only)
Genealogy collection including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom.
AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.
BC Assessment produces independent, uniform and efficient property assessments on an annual basis for all property owners in the province.
BC Codes (in-branch only)
Full text of the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Code.
BC Laws provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia. This consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations is updated continually as new and amended laws come into force. (Note: BC Laws now contains content that used to be in QP [Queen’s Printer] Legaleze)
BC Local Community News
Bringing BC’s communities together. News from around the province.
Statistics and reports on BC’s population, labour market, economy, business and more.
Business Plans Handbook
Actual business plans compiled by, and for, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
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.
Formerly called Canadian Newsstand, ProQuest offers full-text access to articles, columns, editorials, and features from hundreds of Canadian newspapers dating back to the ’70s and ’80s. Updated daily, with multilingual translation feature. In-library use or log in remotely.
Career Cruising programs help people build more purposeful futures by assisting with career exploration and planning. This database offers career assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information.
Consumer Health Complete
Health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicines.
Find reliable reviews and ratings for common household appliances, electronics, automobiles and other products.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia (in-branch only)
Historical and contemporary information about BC. The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on British Columbia. With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips, The EBC is the source of readable and authoritative information on all the significant British Columbian people, places and things.
Explora for Kids
Explora is an EBSCO database designed for kids. You can search for thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art and music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health and sports. This is a great homework tool!
First Nations House of Learning
First Nations House of Learning (Xwi7xwa) provides access to statistics, languages, and more.
First Voices Language Archive
Thousands of text entries in many diverse Aboriginal writing systems, enhanced with sounds, pictures, and videos.
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.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search through our Gale Virtual Reference Library for eBooks, online Encyclopedias and other reference titles from premier publishers. Its vibrant and engaging user experience with and simple navigation tools helps users quickly find what they need.
Gold Books 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.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Find information on your favourite hobby or pastime, from toys and collectibles to model-building, arts and crafts, electronics and games.
This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries from major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes. Thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries.
Indigenous People of North America
Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century.
Kanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with one of the largest and most unique collections in the world. It features more than 26,000 movies, documentaries, and indie and foreign films from hundreds of producers, including The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Some popular film subjects that are included are Indigenous Studies, Health Studies (mental, child or sport & fitness), LGBTQ Stories, Photography, Career Development, Journalism and much more!
KnowBC (in-branch only)
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.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that has been producing and distributing video tutorials for many years. They offer thousands of courses with a focus on software, creative, education, and business skills. The tutorials are of high quality and led by industry experts.
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.
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.
National Geographic Kids
Reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
National Geographic Virtual Library
National Geographic Virtual Library gives access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Naxos Music Library – Jazz
All jazz, all the time. Listen online to an entire album or search for your favourite song or performer.
Naxos Music Library – World
Stream a wide range of world music, from legendary historical musical performances to contemporary world music. Almost 10,000 albums available, representing over 32,000 artists, 1500 cultural groups and 150 countries. Includes the complete Smithsonian Folkways catalogue.
Naxos Sheet Music Library (in-branch only)
By using the Naxos Sheet Music Library, users can search and download printable scores from the database of over 35,000 works.
Discover your next favorite book! Finish a great book and looking for more? NoveList’s librarian-created read-alike suggestions and appeal mixer can help. Search from home. Link to the library’s catalogue. Then borrow and read.
OverDrive for Kids
OverDrive is our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform and we’ve a space just for kids! All you need to get started is your library card and an internet connection. Download the Libby App for a simple and easy experience downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks for free.
OverDrive for Teens
OverDrive is our most popular eBook and eAudiobook platform and we’ve a space just for teens! All you need to get started is your library card and an internet connection. Download the Libby App for a simple and easy experience downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks for free.
Includes the following three databases: PebbleGo Animals, Science, and Dinosaurs. These databases are for children from preschool to grade 3. Easy navigation and text make learning fun!
Points to the Past
The University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University have worked in collaboration with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to offer all BC Residents access to searchable primary source material, including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more.
Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. Project Gutenberg digitizes and diligently proofreads them with the help of thousands of volunteers.
Road to IELTS: General Edition
Road to IELTS: General Edition is the official online IELTS preparation and practice database prepared by the British Council, for people learning English who need to pass the exam for educational, immigration and occupational purposes.
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.
TumbleBookCloud (formerly TumbleReadables) has 600 titles for middle and high school readers! This collection contains a wide range of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, and graphic novels! Also includes National Geographic videos.
An online collection of animated picture books, audiobooks, graphic novels, children’s classics, early reader chapter books, and National Geographic videos. A great resource to teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! (Update: A library card is required to use this database, please contact your local branch to sign up!)
Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Online (in-branch only)
Provides current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.