Online Databases

Online Databases
Databases are online collections of information typically from reference books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and books. Unlike a free search engine (ie. Google), this information can only be found and accessed through databases which require a username and password. We subscribe to a number of them including the following:

    

  • BC Points to the Past – searchable primary source material including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, etc. No login required.
  • Canadian Points of View – a full-text site that provides essays to 100+ topics from a variety of perspectives. Magazine, journal, radio, and video are some of the types of resources used on this site.
  • Canadian Student Research Centre – Canadian full-text references from Canadian periodicals, reference books, etc. Additional EBSCO features include individual account set-up, citation help, translating, listening, and emailing to name a few.
  • Biography in Context – a comprehensive database of biographies of a variety of figures. Additional Gale features include multimedia, translating, emailing, listening and citation tools.
  • EBSCOhost – an integrated database of all our EBSCO products including History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Canadian Reference Centre, Business Source Premier, Academic Search Premier, Funk and Wagnalls, and Middle Search Plus. Select one or all! Additional EBSCO features include individual account set-up, citation help, translating, listening, and emailing features to name a few.
  • Global Issues in Context – a comprehensive database of biographies of a variety of figures. Additional Gale features include multimedia, translating, emailing, listening and citation tools.
  • History Reference Database – a history reference database geared towards secondary students and features full-text articles from reference books,  encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. Additional EBSCO features include individual account set-up, citation help, translating, listening, and emailing features to name a few.
  • NoveList Plus – a database of fiction and non-fiction titles to support class and recreational reading for secondary students. Articles, discussion guides, “Grab and Go” lists, and searchable award lists are a few of the features of this site.
  • Science Reference Center – a science reference database geared towards secondary students and features full-text articles from reference books,  encyclopedias, and non-fiction books. Additional EBSCO features include individual account set-up, citation help, translating, listening, and emailing features to name a few.
  • Science in Context – a comprehensive database of science resources. Additional Gale features include multimedia, translating, emailing, listening and citation tools.
  • World History in Context – a comprehensive database of world history. Additional Gale features include multimedia, translating, emailing, listening and citation tools.
                               
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