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eResources A-Z

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Ancestry Library Edition - Available at all GVPL locations. Genealogy treasure trove contains 3,000 databases, primary source documents and passenger lists.

AudioBookCloud.com  - Audiobooks for all ages. Sign in and you can stream contemporary fiction, nonfiction and English and American classics (with some Spanish translations). Plays, including Shakespeare are also part of the collection. There is no software to download and the books are always available. AudioBookCloud is configured for mobile devices.

BC Codes Online - Available at all GVPL locations. Includes the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Services. Describes minimum construction requirements for safe buildings in BC. [How To Use]

BC STATS: Library Access Site - Available at all GVPL locations. Current statistical information on the state of the BC economy.

BC Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards Online (VSIS Online) - Available at all GVPL locations. Vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.

Biblioenfants.com - Livres d'images animés et parlants, comprenant des albums pour enfants, des romans jeunesse et romans classiques, des jeux et des vidéos instructifs ainsi qu’une section pour apprendre les langues. S'addresse aux jeunes depuis la maternelle jusqu'à fin secondaire. Le texte ajustable apparaît surligné lors de la narration. Outil parfait pour encourager la lecture et pour les étudiants de langue seconde. [Flash est nécessaire]

Booklist Online - Book reviews from 1992 from the American Library Association.

Canadian NewsStand  - Newspaper and magazine articles (for the last 10 to 20 years). Includes the Times-Colonist and Vancouver Island's Black Press newspapers.

CBCA - Canadian coverage of the arts, business, health & medicine, history, literature, news, science & technology, and the social sciences. Allows cross searching with the Canadian NewsStand database.

Consumer Health Complete  - Articles from 100s of health and wellness magazines. More than 1,000 health pamphlets. Includes aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition, and women's health. High-quality images and videos. [How to use] [Flash tutorial]

Cypress Resumé - An online resumé builder that helps users create professional-quality resumés in a few quick and simple steps steps.

Dragonsource Chinese Magazines - The most popular Chinese-language magazines. Topics range from business and economics to family, fashion, entertainment, film and travel.

EBSCO Auto Repair Reference Centre - Auto repair manuals, wiring diagrams, labour time estimates, maintenance schedules, and technical service bulletins.

EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier - Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, the MasterFILE Premier database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications including hundreds of popular magazines such as Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, and People, as well as full text for nearly 500 reference books. Also included are 165,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

EBSCO Small Engine Repair Reference Centre - The definitive guide to the repair and maintenance of everything from ATVs to yard and garden tractors. Ability to select a type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, and specific area of that model/engine type.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  - Organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar informacion rapida y facilmente. Pulse en la primera letra del titulo del articulo para ver el articulo.

Encyclopedia of British Columbia - Encyclopedia entries about BC. Includes include links to in-depth research and homework help for assignments about BC.

Encyclopédie Universalis - Encyclopédie en ligne, mise à jour régulièrement, avec plus the 34,400 articles signés par 7,200 auteurs prestigieux et plus the 30,000 médias.

Freegal - A collection of popular MP3 music and videos that can be downloaded and kept permanently at no charge. Allows residents of the Greater Victoria Public Library service area 5 downloads each week. Videos count as 2 downloads.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library contains reference ebooks for students, researchers and general readers. Titles are available through the library catalogue and Gale website. No holds, always available. Download or read in your browser. Login with your library card and password.

GreenFILE - Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment: global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Full text access to more than 4,600 articles.

hooplaA digital media service that allows you to borrow free movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, and audiobooks. You borrow hoopla titles via a browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and select Android devices).  As you will note when reading the hoopla terms of use and privacy policy, when you create a hoopla account your email address, hoopla password, library barcode and password, and the date of your last login are stored in the U.S. (passwords are stored in encrypted form). Not available at GVPL locations.  FAQs

KnowBC.com - The leading source of British Columbia information, KnowBC.com contains The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, The Enyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia, and Far West: The Story of British Columbia, as well as other e-books about British Columbia's social, political, and natural history.

L 'Encyclopédie Découverte -  Offre des douzaines d'activités pratiques qui aideront  les jeunes élèves à s'intéresser à la recherche.

Library PressDisplay - Newspapers from 100 countries in over 60 languages. Full-colour images of every page - just like the print version. Includes up to 30 days of back issues. Listen to articles, magnify print size, download, save, and share. [Tutorials]

Mango Languages - One of the premier online language learning platforms, with close to 50 different language learning programs in 23 different languages. Once you get to the Mango sign-in page, simply create an account with your email address and a password and start learning!

NoveList - If you're looking for a good read - start here! Find out who writes like your favourite author, other books in a series, and other great reading suggestions.

Oxford English Dictionary - Includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm - Access the Times-Colonist newspaper on-line from 2011 to two months ago.  All text, photos, graphs, and tables.  Navigate by year, month, day, and page number. Print and save images in PDF format. Note: this resource is browsable, not searchable.

 

QP LegalEze - Available at all GVPL locations. British Columbia's laws, statutes, regulations and other provincial publications and registries.

TumbleBookCloud - Formerly called TumbleReadables. Read-along books for students K-12. Great for reluctant readers and ESL. Read these books online or listen as they are read aloud - not downloadable. [Requires Flash]

TumbleBooks - Animated picture books, novels and classics with sound, music and narration as well as read-along titles for students from K-12. Adjustable text size and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they're read. Pages turn automatically. Great for reluctant readers and an excellent tool for ESL. [Requires Flash]

TumbleBooks For iPad - Animated picture books, novels and classics with sound, music and narration for iPads - not downloadable.

World Book Info Finder - The optimal resource for elementary and middle school students, it contains over 40,000 encyclopedia and reference articles, specialized research tools, multimedia, science projects and experiments, and much more.

World Book Kids  - Kid-friendly version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus special reports, state-of-the-art multimedia, maps, related articles from major newspapers and magazines and "Back in Time" chronicle of events.

World Book Online Reference Centre  - Includes primary and secondary sources, wide-ranging content, e-books, multimedia and customizable research tools. Designed to meet the needs and skills of older students. Shows most-viewed articles and primary sources.