E-RESOURCES

Use your NWPL library card to read, watch, listen or learn with our premium resources!

Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your telephone number.

Please note that some databases can only be used within the library. 

Need help? Email webmaster@nwpl.ca or go to contact us for more ways to get in touch.

ALL ONLINE RESOURCES

Ancestry Library

Ancestry Library:

Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Login Requirements: Available in the library only

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source:

Information on repairs for many vehicles, with model years from 1974 to present. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (EOM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls and more.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

BC Codes

BC Codes

Online access to the 2006, 2012 and 2018 BC Building Code and the 2012 and 2018 BC Plumbing Code.

Login Requirements: Available in the library only.

Canadian Newsstream

Canadian Newsstream: 

Full-text articles of major Canadian daily newspapers going as far back as 1985. Note: some titles are not available until 2 days after publication.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Canadian Periodical Index

Canadian Periodical Index:

Indexes nearly 1200 Canadian periodicals in English and French, with full-text from 550 periodicals. Indexing is from 1980 to the present, and full-text is available from 1983 to the present.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports:

Information and advice on consumer products and services, including the full text of Consumer Reports Magazine, spotlight areas, news, blogs, forums and video content.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

EBSCO Databases

EBSCO Databases:

A common launch page to all EBSCO databases including MasterFile, GreenFile, Auto Repair Reference Centre, Small Engine Repair Reference Center, NoveList, Consumer Reports and Explora Canada.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Encyclopedia of British Columbia

Encyclopedia of British Columbia (Know BC)

Thousands of articles about British Columbia, including historic photographs, statistics, maps, diagrams, and audio/video clips. Access 6 books about British Columbia online. This resource grants access to Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Lilies and Fireweed, Far West, and Where Mountains Meet the Sea.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Explora Canada

Explora Canada: 

Ideal for school projects, this EBSCO database delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents in a colorful and friendly design.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Freading

eBooks on Freading are always available. No more waiting lists! You can borrow up to 3 titles per week.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

View detailed login instructions here

Gale Databases

Gale Databases: 

This platform allows you to conduct a simultaneous search on all Gale databases, including Virtual Reference Library, the National Geographic Magazine Archive, and Canadian Periodical Index.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library: 

Includes Business Plans Handbook, Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Encyclopedia of Senior Health: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers, Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, and Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Greenfile

Greenfile:

A database which has scholarly, government and general-interest articles with content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

IndieFlix

IndieFlix: 

Streaming of 7,000+ independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world.

Login Requirements: Create an account with your library card, & then login with email and password

View detailed login instructions here.

Job Freeway

Job Freeway:

Online access to the JOB White Pages, listing current employment opportunities in BC. Includes employer, job title and description, industry, salary, and qualifications. Job candidate searching and online resume posting also available.

Login Requirements: Available in the library only.

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy:

Current and past issues of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom.

Login Requirements: Available in the library only.

Learning Software

Learning Software: 

Prepare for job interviews, learn English, improve your study skills, or practise citizenship test questions using interactive learning modules! NAS Software available: Business Writing, Issues in English, It’s Your Job, My Canada, Study Skills Success.

Login Requirements: please contact the library

Library2go (OverDrive)

Library2go (OverDrive)

Access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks! The new interface means faster checkout and easier reading options.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

View detailed login instructions here

lynda.com

lynda.com:

Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

A library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Masterfile Premier

Masterfile Premier:

Multidisciplinary database that provides full text information for nearly 1,700 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975 as well as an image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

National Geographic Magazine Archive

National Geographic Magazine Archive: 

A full colour, searchable complete archive of National Geographic magazine (1888 – current).

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

NoveList

Access NoveList 

A reader’s advisory tool to help you find the perfect book, including 100,000+ fiction books for all ages.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Points to the Past

Points to the Past:

Access to nearly 200 million pages of historical content.

Primary source material dating from 1450 to 2008 includes maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, etc.

No login requirements when accessed within BC.

PressReader

PressReader: 

Access newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 different languages in a format that replicates the print version.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

RBdigital Audiobooks

RBdigital Audiobooks (formerly OneClickdigital): link updated Oct 10/18
Choose from over 20,000 audiobook titles that you can download on computers, mobile devices and on many portable players.

Login Requirements: create an account with your library card, and then login with email and password

View detailed login instructions here.

RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio):  link updated Oct 10/18

Enjoy your favourite magazines exactly how they look in print on your mobile device or home computer.

Login Requirements: create an account with your library card, and then login with email and password

Reference Canada Businesses Database

Reference Canada Businesses Database: 

Lists 1.5 million Canadian businesses. You can also search The Canadian White Pages.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages: 

A language learning program that includes Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Sign Language. Modules can be downloaded and played on your MP3 player.

Login Requirements: create an account with your library card, and then login with email and password

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center: 

Information on repairs of all terrain vehicles, boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, tractors, generators & other small engines. Login Requirements: library card & PIN

TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary: Read stories and listen to audiobooks, all on your computer!

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud: 

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources with a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards:

Access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.

Login Requirements: Available in the library only.

World Book

World Book: 

A comprehensive reference tool that can be customized for different age groups and academic levels. Includes encyclopedia entries, images, maps, videos, timelines, current news, links to external articles, and more.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN