Complete List of Databases (A-Z)

Below are “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 Elite [EBSCO]
Full-text articles from over 1,000 journals, covering a range of topics, including business, social sciences, general science, and multiculturalism.

Ancestry Library Edition [ProQuest]
The largest online family history resource available exclusively by ProQuest and powered by

Auto Repair Source
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, 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 labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

BC Law Matters
Working with public libraries in the province, LawMatters provides all British Columbian residents with local access to basic legal information. Supported by the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

BC Laws
Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.

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.

Business Source Premiere [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]

Canadian Newsstand [ProQuest]
Full-text access to hundreds of Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, and The Vancouver Sun, and many local papers.  Updated daily.

Click Law
General legal information provided by the Legal Services Society of BC.

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]

Consumer Reports [EBSCO]
Expert buying advice, recommendations, and ratings on thousands of consumer products each year using our state-of-the-art labs, auto test center, and survey research center.

DuoLingo – Free language education for the world

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.

Gales Business Plans Handbook
Is your gateway to quality business information. Managed by business librarians, the Small Business Accelerator (SBA) provides free access to reliable resources for industry research, market exploration, and business management, to help you build a successful business.

Gale Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Formerly Encyclopedia of British Columbia Online In-Library use only)
Thousands of entries, photos, illustrations, and multimedia covering BC-related information.

IndieFlix – Watch award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries.  Streaming movies available on all Internet-enabled computers, tablets (including iPad and Android), smart phones through the Web browser, and on Roku and Xbox.

Legal Line – is a federal not-for-profit agency endorsed and promoted by The Law Society Of Upper Canada that provides free legal information (1,000 topics, 40 areas of law) and professional referrals. Printed materials are available to individual libraries, or to main branches to distribute (bundled individually for each branch they cover) and will be shipped free of charge.

MasterFile Premiere [EBSCO]
General reference full-text articles from hundreds of books, encyclopedias, and magazines.  Includes popular magazines such as Maclean’s, New Yorker.

NNELS – The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a repository of content owned and sustained by Canadian public libraries, working with international partners, libraries, readers, and publishers (particularly Canadian ones) to make copies of books in accessible formats available to readers in Canada who have print disabilities.  Braille for Children

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.  Video Tutorial [5 minutes]

RBdigital – A collection of more than 4,000 downloadable audiobooks from Recorded Books, including 100 Canadian titles from Maple Leaf Audio. These audiobooks are all simultaneous use, with no holds or waitlists. Download titles to your home computer, or to a mobile device using the RBdigital app.

RBdigital Magazines – Online magazines that you can download for free and read on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

P2PU – is a non-profit that helps people learn together. They run a number of large online courses, and are looking to partner with libraries as places to host “cohorts” to what are otherwise virtual classes.

Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.

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).

World Book Encyclopedia Online
Full-text articles from the print encyclopedia plus additional articles, a dictionary, web links, videos, animation, and sound.

Techboomers  – will walk you through how to use websites that let you get in touch with almost anyone on the planet, whether they’re just across town or on another continent. Whether you’re looking for someone to date, a group of people who discuss the things that you like, or an old friend you haven’t seen in a while, there’s a website for it… and Techboomers will teach it to you.