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Complete List of Databases


Canadian Points of View

Contains a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Topics covered include: environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more. 

Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 87,900 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
 A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
Articles from scholarly journals in nearly every academic discipline. Excellent for student and researchers.
Novelist Plus (EBSCO)
Find fiction by subject, or read reviews and summaries. Includes book discussion guides, author read-alikes. 
Contains full text for 1,700 periodicals, 500 reference books, 107,000 primary source documents and 592,000 photos, maps & flags. Covers general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and more.
 Thompson Gale

Global Issues in Context

Offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Includes  overviews, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Browse Issues and Topics, use the Country Finder, or conduct a Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

Biography in Context

600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals 

CPI-Q Canadian Periodicals

Use this database to find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, Canadian biographies, and other reference content from Gale, all with a Canadian focus. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

Jobs People Do From career planning to resume writing, this offers a range of resources designed to support students.  It is particularly useful as a Planning 10 resource.



Encyclopedia of Family Health (Marshall Cavendish)

World Book Online  

Newspapers in Education

View today's issue of the Vancouver Sun online as you would see it in print.  Can be downloaded for tablets and audio is available.  This service is password protected.  Please pop by the library to get login information.

Other News Sources

Google News provides coverage from a variety of newspapers around the world

Look for stories in selected newspapers by conducting a site specific search.  Here are the domain names for some popular newspapers: 


Expert Space   Organized around the topics most commonly taught, researched, and studied, Expert Space′s digital curriculum includes access to articles, videos, images, timelines, web links, primary sources, maps, and more to deepen learning.  Expert space is available in multiple reading levels.  Ask your librarian for an quick introduction.

Video Streaming
Learn 360 is a media on demand service providing streaming video, audio and accompanying support materials, to educators and students. Instructions for downloading: Learn 360 Instructions- draft.docxLearn 360 Instructions- draft.docx
Access Learning offers on-demand access to over 3,700 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs.