SUBSCRIPTION DATABASES WITH REMOTE ACCESS

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autorepair button Auto Repair Reference Center --The Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. The database covers more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. e.

Consumer Health Complete button Consumer Health Complete -- provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

consumer reports button Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus -- Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Check here for information for in-depth thorough reviews on all kinds of products - cars, appliances, electronics, home & garden, babies & kids, money, shopping and health.

hobbie & crafts reference center button Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center™ -- Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center™ provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 960 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and more than 140 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

home improvement reference center button Home Improvement Reference Centre  -- Home Improvement Reference Center™ is the definitive online tool for home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodelling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.
 Additionally, the database contains nearly 100 videos of popular home repair projects, a convenient A-Z browsing tool, and full-text magazines (e.g. This Old House). Remote access is available for library patrons for use from home.
InstantFlix InstantFlix -- This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries with thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries.

Thumb_mango_125x125 Mango Languages -- A language learning resource you will love! Language learning database designed to equip you with conversational abilities. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in different language courses. Languages include: Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish. Over 40 foreign languages to explore - Over 15 ESL courses taught in patron’s native language-Learn anytime and anywhere with remote access. Also available as an app for your Apple iphone/ipad/itouch or Android mobile device.

national geographic magazine National Geographic Magazine -- The online home of National Geographic Magazine. Resource for photography, research, updates, news, global issues, geography, maps, and video.

novelist button NoveList -- Search for books by title, reading level, subject, or author, and browse feature articles, BookTalks, Book Discussion Guides and Author Read-alikes.
One Click Digital OneClickDigital -- Brings exclusive recorded books, eAudio, as well as content from all major publishers together with an eBook Service.
library to go BC Libraries to Go -- use Overdrive Ebooks and Audiobooks to 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. Your library without walls is always open. Available for your home computer, e-reader, laptop, tablet or smart phone using your library card. Not available through the library’s public internet terminals. Not compatible with Kindle readers, except Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.


small engine repair button Small Engine Repair Reference Center -- the definitive 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.
tumblebook library TumbleBook Library -- The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. The TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children's favorite story books. Old time favourites such as "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch, as well as favourite fairy tales such as "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Old Mother Hubbard" come to life in an educational and interactive way. Our Language Learning Section includes a growing selection of books in Spanish and French. Older students or more accomplished readers can read our collection of read-along chapter books.

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 Canadian Newsstand™ -- Canadian Newstand offers unparalleled access to the full text of nearly 300 newspapers from Canada's leading publishers, including The Globe and Mail. This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials, and features.  Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Newsstand content is updated daily so researchers always have timely access to new information.

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world book online World Book Online -- A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites

world book kids World Book Kids -- Features content and tools developed especially for young students.


world book early world of learning World Book Early World of Learning -- A wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes.

world eBook World Book eBook -- Includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that span all curriculum areas and reading levels.

Zinio Zinio -- offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices -- or download through apps. Browse the collection of popular new and blacklist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits

OTHER DATABASES WITHOUT REMOTE ACCESS

access only through the library’s public internet terminals

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Ancestry Library edition -- U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names from sources such as federal and U.S. censuses; birth, death, and marriage records including the Social Security Death Index; and U.S. border crossing and trans-ocean ship records.
Canadian collections provide nearly 60 million records from the Census of Canada; and key vital records, such as the Drouin Collection (1621-1967), which includes nearly 30 million baptism, marriage, and burial records from Quebec.
Multimedia collections deliver millions of files ranging from family and gravestone photos to postcards and newsreels.

FREE Online tutorial from Ancestry.com called “Getting Started On Ancestry.com” - This webinar is about an hour long and takes you through various types of data available to you through their website.   It is a valuable tool for those just starting out and a great introduction to the Library’s Subscription Database through Ancestry.



BC Codes -- British Columbia Codes 2006 provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment and are the product of a unique partnership between industry practitioners, construction technology experts, and provincial regulators.

KnowBC.com -- The leading source of British Columbia information. Harbour Publishing’s Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the cornerstone of KnowBC, but there is much more on the site today.

This new version of KnowBC represents a comprehensive redevelopment that will consolidate KnowBC’s standing as British Columbia’s leading general reference site.

QP Legalese -- this site will provide you access to the current and historical BC Legislation.

OTHER DATABASES WITH REMOTE ACCESS

BC Laws provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia. This unofficial current consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations is updated continually as new and amended laws come into force.

BC Stats -- is the central statistical agency of the Province of BC. Contains the latest figures on:Business Indicators; Consumer Price Index; Exports; Tourism Sector Monitor; Earnings & Employment TrendS; Labour Force StatisticS; Migration & Immigration Highlights: Small Business Quarterly: Quarterly Regional Statistics.

Directory of Open Access Journals -- provides free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in a variety of subjects and languages.

FirstVoices -- FirstVoices is a group of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization. Use maps or the dropdown menu at the top to choose a language. Includes community portals for Secwepemc and Tsilhqot'in (Xeni Gwet'in).

Library and Archives Canada -- Search over 22 million full records from 500 Canadian libraries. Check library holdings, and their Interlibrary Loan policies and charges

Outlook -- Outlook is the BC provincial library catalog through which we process interlibrary loans. If you see a book in this catalog that we don't have in our own Library System, request it through Interlibrary Loan

Project Gutenberg -- the first producer of free electronic books, currently with over 25,000 titles.

PubMed Central: the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.