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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.

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This auto repair resource contains detailed instructions for auto repairs for many vehicles, with model years from 1974 to present. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls and more.

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

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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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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.

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The notable magazine 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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The EBSCO portal gives you 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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Access 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.

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Ideal for school projects, this Expolora Canada delivers 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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This platform allows 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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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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IndieFlix is a product provided by RBDigital, providing online streaming of 7,000+ independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series from around the world.

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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.

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During the Covid-19 Pandemic this product is available from home.

Current and past issues of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom.

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Our largest collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks! Access thousands of titles from Library2Go using the Libby (or Overdrive) apps. 

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Formerly known as ‘Lynda.com’ 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.

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

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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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Access to nearly 200 million pages of historical content.

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

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

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Choose from over 20,000 audiobook titles that you can download and play on computers, mobile devices and on many portable players. One of several products offered by RBDigital.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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