Encyclopedias

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.

Encyclopedia of British Columbia Online (In-Library use only) – Thousands of entries, photos, illustrations, and multimedia covering BC-related information.
MasterFILE – General reference full-text articles from hundreds of books, encyclopedias, and magazines. Includes popular magazines such as Maclean’s, New Yorker.
World Book Encyclopedia OnlineFull-text articles from the print encyclopedia plus additional articles, a dictionary, web links, videos, animation, and sound.

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