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Complete List of Databases (A-Z)

Last Updated February 9, 2021

Below are research databases that our library subscribes to.  They contain loads of information not necessarily found through the Internet.  You’ll need your library card to log into most of these databases.

  • Academic Search Premier Full-text articles from over 1,000 journals, covering a range of topics, including business, social sciences, general science, and multiculturalism.
  • BC Laws – Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.
  • Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive -this database searches the following newspapers:
    • The Vanderhoof Herald:  1917-1920
    • Nechako Chronicle:  1920-1983
    • Omineca Express:  1982-1989 and 1991-2007

    British Columbia Codes (in Library Use Only) – Includes the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code.

  • British Columbia Statistics – Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. From BCStats, the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.
  • Business Source Premier [EBSCO] – Includes more than 2,000 business journals covering topics such as marketing, management, accounting and finance, as well as information about specific trades, industries and professions. Additional content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analyses. Video Tutorial [4:40 minutes]
  • Business Plan Handbooks – A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.
  • Canadian Encyclopedia – A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips.  No library card is required to access these resources on the Internet.
  • Canadian Reference Centre [EBSCO] – Access “Canadian content” in domestic and international magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Also includes biographies and a large image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
  • Clicklaw – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
  • Consumer Health Complete [EBSCO] – Health information for the general public, patients and health professionals. Includes mainstream medical information and holistic/alternative health information from popular and professional magazines, journals, reference books and reports. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, with up-to-date information on medications, natural products and vaccines available in the U.S. Video Tutorial [5 minuntes]
  • Digital Magazines – Online magazines that you can download for free and read on your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • EBSCOhost periodicals – Search the content of more than 10,000 popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc. Video Tutorial [2:25 minutes]
  • Edmark Learning Software (LearnNowBC) – LearnNowBC is a single point of entry to distributed learning in British Columbia through the use of Edmark Learning Software.
  • Explora Canada – Information for students of all ages on a wide variety of topics, from history and current events to science and technology. Search a variety of sources such as magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more.
  • Explora Primary Schools – A research interface for K-5.  Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas. Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.
  • GreenFile [EBSCO] – Provides information related to all aspects of human impact on the environment, from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and more. Identifies or provides full-text access to scholarly, government and general-interest periodicals and reports.
  • Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.” 3300 videos explain many subjects.
  • Library 2 Go – Download and listen to best selling and classic audio books 24/7 on your PC, laptop, PDA or MP3 player at home, in the office or anywhere in the world.
    Or download and read best selling and classic eBooks anytime on your PC, Laptop, Smart phone, tablet, or other eBook Reader! Also read an online collection of magazines!
    Library 2 Go is free; all you need is your library card number.
  • Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.
  • Teen Health & Wellness database Real life – real answers.
  • Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.


Encyclopedias

Last Updated December 9, 2014

Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet.  You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

Canadian Encyclopedia – A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips.  No library card is required to access these resources on the Internet.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia Online (In-Library use only) – BC people, places, arts, history, literature and more are covered in this special online encyclopedia. Includes articles, photographs, video and sound clips, web links, handy statistics, maps and diagrams.
KnowBC Online (In-Library use only) includes:

  • Encyclopedia of British Columbia: with more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
  • Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
  • The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
  • Far West: The Story of British Columbia
  • Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
  • Where Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of Coastal BC
Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.

 


Information by Subject

Last Updated June 4, 2014


Research

Last Updated February 19, 2016

We have loads of resources in our library and online that available to help you with any question you may have.

  • Information by Subject:
    Visit our subject guides, which combine recommended databases and websites.
  • Databases:
    Search our online databases for articles, encyclopedias and more. We subscribe to these databases to give you free access to professional journals, magazines, and encyclopedias that offer authoritative information not often found through the Internet.
  • eBooks, audioBooks, Movies, Magazines:
    Download digital media, including popular magazines, eBooks, audioBooks, movies, and more.
  • Homework Help:
    We also have homework help guides for Kids and Teens.
  • Library Catalogue:
    Use our catalogue to find books, movies, magazines and more that might help with your research.

Additionally, if you need a particular book not available at our library, we can most likely get it for you from another B.C. library. Find out more about borrowing from other libraries.

Contact us anytime with questions!