RESOURCES A-Z

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Ancestry for Libraries delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Please note that the vendor has made Ancestry for Libraries temporarily available remotely to allow customers to continue their research during the Pandemic.

LOGIN TO ANCESTRY   (remote access available until December 31, 2021)

Auto Repair Source contains detailed instructions for repairing vehicles with model years from 1974 to present. All content is from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes diagrams, instructions, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins, recalls and more.

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B.C. Building and Plumbing Codes provide online access to the 2006, 2012 and 2018 BC Building Codes and the 2012 and 2018 BC Plumbing Codes.

LOGIN TO BC BUILDING AND PLUMBING CODES   (available in-library only)

Canadian Newsstream contains thousands of 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.

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The Canadian Periodical Index comprises 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.

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Clear Pronunciation uses audio, video and interactive activities to help learners improve their English language pronunciation.

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Consumer Reports provides information and advice about a range of consumer products and services, including the full text of Consumer Reports Magazine, spotlight areas, news, blogs, forums and video content.

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Creativebug provides access to more than 1000 video classes from which you can learn to paint, knit, crochet, sew, bake, and more! Learn a new creative skill from the comfort of home!

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EBSCO Databases provide access to a number of resources including: Auto Repair Reference Centre, Consumer Reports, Explora Canada, GreenFile, MasterFile, NoveList and the Small Engine Repair Reference Center.

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The Encyclopedia of British Columbia provides articles about British Columbia including historic photographs, statistics, maps, and videos. Resource includes the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Raincoast Place Names, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Lilies and Fireweed, Far West, and Where Mountains Meet the Sea.

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Explora Canada is ideal for school projects, delivering relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents in a colorful and friendly design.

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Freading provides access to a small selection of ebooks that are always available. No more waiting lists! You can borrow up to 3 titles per week.

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

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The 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.

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Greenfile provides access to scholarly, government and general-interest articles with content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Job Freeway provides 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 TO JOB FREEWAY   (available in-library only)

The Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy provides access to current and past issues of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom.

LOGIN TO JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM AND PRIVACY   (available in-library only)

Kanopy is a streaming service for classic cinema, indie films, and documentaries. It includes Kanopy Kids, which gives unlimited access to streaming kids movies, TV shows, and animated picture books for children ages 2 and up.

The personal information and privacy laws of British Columbia require that we obtain your consent before we continue. The personal information you provide in order to register and use Kanopy may be collected by the New Westminster Public Library (NWPL) under s.26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of delivering digital content to you. Please be aware that any information collected about you will be stored and/or accessed outside of Canada through the Kanopy service provider site over which the NWPL has no control and which is governed by the terms and conditions of the service provider. By registering, you are acknowledging and consenting to the handling of your personal information outside of Canada where the privacy requirements will be different than the requirements of privacy legislation in BC. Please be aware that occasionally Kanopy may include third party links that may have independent privacy policies.

By clicking “LOGIN TO KANOPY” you voluntarily agree and give your consent to your data being accessed and stored outside of Canada.

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LinkedIn Learning provides an online learning platform where anyone can learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Product contains a vast library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

The personal information and privacy laws of British Columbia require that we obtain your consent before we continue. The personal information you provide in order to register and use LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) may be collected by the New Westminster Public Library (NWPL) under s.26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of delivering digital content to you. Please be aware that any information collected about you will be stored and/or accessed outside of Canada through the LinkedIn Learning service provider site over which the NWPL has no control and which is governed by the terms and conditions of the service provider. By registering, you are acknowledging and consenting to the handling of your personal information outside of Canada where the privacy requirements will be different than the requirements of privacy legislation in BC. Please be aware that occasionally LinkedIn Learning may include third party links that may have independent privacy policies.

By clicking “LOGIN TO LINKEDIN LEARNING” you voluntarily agree and give your consent to your data being accessed and stored outside of Canada.

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Mango Languages offers learning resources for more than 70 world languages, designed for a diverse range of learning needs, styles, and backgrounds. The intuitive interface is well designed and provides sequential units covering conversation and grammatical activities.

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Masterfile Premier is a 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.

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The National Geographic Magazine Archive is a full-colour searchable repository of National Geographic magazine (1888 – current).

LOGIN TO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ARCHIVE 

Novelist is a reader’s advisory tool to help you find the perfect book, including 100,000+ fiction books for all ages. Users can find books according to a favourite author, plot, settings and other elements. 

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Overdrive provides our largest collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks! Access thousands of titles from Overdrive using the Libby app. 

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Points to the Past offers access to nearly 200 million pages of historical content including primary source material dating from 1450 to 2008 including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts and more.

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PressReader provides access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 different languages in a format that replicates the print version.

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Reference Solutions provides business and consumer data for more than 1.5 million Canadian businesses. You can also search The Canadian White Pages.

LOGIN TO REFERENCE SOLUTIONS

Road to IELTS is the official online British Council preparation course. It includes a total of 40 individual practice tests with answer keys, and videos of 5 candidates taking the Speaking test.

LOGIN TO ROAD TO IELTS – GENERAL

LOGIN TO ROAD TO IELTS – ACADEMIC

Rocket Languages is 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.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Centre provides information on repairs of ATVs, boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, tractors, generators and other small engines.

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Solaro is an online exam prep resource with thousands of practice questions in various formats including: Multiple Choice, Numerical Response, and interactive types. Course material follows the B.C. Curriculum and includes lessons, reviews, and practice tests for students in grades 3 to 12 across science, math, social studies, and English. This resources provides access to the same material covered in the Key Study guides..

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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.

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Tense Buster helps English language learners improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills. It provides users with the opportunity to develop their skills at five levels of difficulty from simple present at Beginner level to phrasal verbs at Advanced. 

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TumbleBook Library allows you to read stories and listen to audiobooks on your computer or download the app to your smartphone or tablet!

LOGIN TO TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY 

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards provides access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.

LOGIN TO VEHICLE SAFETY AND INSPECTION STANDARDS   (available in-library only)

World Book provides 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.

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