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You can access the full-text of magazine articles, newspapers, encyclopedias and other online information through these databases. When accessing most of these resources from outside of the library, you will be prompted for your local public library card number.


Note: Licensed electronic resources are restricted by license agreements to Library card holders and to on-site users for purposes of research and private study. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information are expressly prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.

Access for BC OneCard Users

General/Multi-Disciplinary

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.
Tutorials:
EBSCOhost Basic Searching Tutorial [runtime 4 minutes]
EBSCOhost Basic Search Help Sheet [3 page Word document]

Canadian Newsstand [ProQuest] – Full-text access to over 200 Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and many local BC papers. Coverage back to the 1970s and1980s for some newspapers.
Tutorials:
Canadian Newsstand Tour [2 page guide - PDF format]

British Columbia Statistics – Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. From BCStats, the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.
Access 2006 Census full (31 page) profiles or any item with a "key" icon beside it is available here. (Note: Remote access is permitted if your library can provide authentication)
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. 
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.
Do-It-Yourself

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Auto Repair Reference Center

 

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 Auto Repair Reference Center Beta
Encyclopedias
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. The web site also includes links to the Youth Encyclopedia of Canada and Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. 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.

World Book Online Reference Centre / Student – This is a great place for students or anyone to start their research on almost any topic. Includes full-text articles, web links, videos, animation, and sound. 

World Book Advanced – Includes over a million primary source documents integrated with the encyclopedia’s content. Research and teaching tools include timelines, a citation builder and the ability to save searches. 
L 'Encyclopédie Découverte – French language encyclopedia from World Book for younger users who are fluent in French. Also useful for older students and adults for whom French is a second language. This resource is paid for by the Provincial Government.
 

World Book Kids – Younger children will enjoy searching for information by keyword or topic. A special feature includes fun hands-on learning activities for elementary school age children. Categories include: Make It! activities (e.g. making recycled paper), Think It! activities (e.g. puzzles) and Be It! activities (e.g. pretend to be a geologist).
Law Resources

Electronic Law Library – 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.

QP LegalEze (In Library Use Only) – Provides access to current BC laws including current statutes (acts) and regulations. It also includes Hansard (the debates of the BC Legislative Assembly); First Reading, Amended and Third Reading Bills (draft laws); Full Text Orders-in-Council and Ministerial Orders; The British Columbia Gazette Part II; Rules of Court and Related Enactments; and more. 

British Columbia Codes (in Library Use Only) – Includes the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code. 
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation. 

 

Other Legal Resources:
BC Courthouse Library Society
Canadian Bar Association
Legal Services Society
Family Law in British Columbia
BC Family Law Resource

CourtPrep (For youth preparing for court)
ClickLaw (Legal information, education and help for British Columbians)

Kids
 
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Sesame Street eBookstore - A collection of over 150 ebooks available for download.

NoveList K-8 [EBSCO] – Find lots of ideas for “what to read next” for the K-8 crowd. Kids, parents and teachers can identify “just the right book,” whether it is a novel about female astronauts set in outer space, the next book in a series, or what to read after Harry Potter.
Tutorial:
NoveList K-8 Tour [runtime 4.25 minutes]

World Book Kids – Younger children will enjoy searching for information by keyword or topic. A special feature includes fun hands-on learning activities for elementary school age children. Categories include: Make It! activities (e.g. making recycled paper), Think It! activities (e.g. puzzles) and Be It! activities (e.g. pretend to be a geologist).
Medical / Health Information
Teen Health and Wellness - Provides students with support and self-help on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
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Just 3 numbers - 8-1-1 - on the phone or online at www.HealthLinkBC.ca means easy access to non-emergency health information and services. Translation services are available in over 130 languages on request. For deaf and hearing-impaired assistance (TTY), call 7-1-1.

Newspapers

Canadian Newsstand [ProQuest] – Full-text access to over 200 Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and many local BC papers. Coverage back to the 1970s and 1980s for some newspapers. Updated daily.
Tutorials:
Canadian Newsstand Tour [2 page guide - PDF format]
Readers' Guides and Advisory

NoveList [EBSCO] – Looking for a good novel? Want to find book reviews? Desperate to find other authors that are similar to your favourite? Check out NoveList, a database of fiction books and authors, recommended reading lists, book discussion ideas and book reviews for all ages.
Tutorial:
NoveList Online Tour [runtime 5 minutes]

NoveList K-8 [EBSCO] – Find lots of ideas for “what to read next” for the K-8 crowd. Kids, parents and teachers can identify “just the right book,” whether it is a novel about female astronauts set in outer space, the next book in a series, or what to read after Harry Potter.
Tutorial:
NoveList K-8 Tour [runtime 4.25 minutes]
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