Skip to content

Online Resources (A – Z)

Below is a list of databases and websites that contain loads of information not necessarily found through the Internet. You will need your library card number to login to some (but not all) of these databases.

AABC Archivist’s Toolkit – This archival resource offers access to a wide range of on-line and published resources for archivists and archives workers at all levels.

Bibliothèque Numérique (published by Cantook Station): A collection of French language eBooks and audiobooks from Canadian and international publishers.

British Columbia Laws – Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.

British Columbia City Directories – 1860 to 1955 – Information includes population statistics, lists of government officials, schools, churches, hospitals, etc.

British Columbia Codes – The Province of BC is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge.

British Columbia Statistics – Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. From BCStats, the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.

British Columbia Historical Newspapers – Anyone in British Columbia or the Yukon with a computer or mobile device can access 125+ years of digital news archives at no charge, remotely, anytime – no authentication required.

Bulkley Valley Museum Collections Online – This site contains records for over 8,000 of our archival and museum holdings, including 5,000 digitized historic photographs. New data and digital content will be added to the site as they become available.

Business Source Premier [EBSCO] – Includes more than 2,000 business journals covering topics such as marketing, management, accounting and finance, as well as information about specific trades, industries and professions. Additional content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analyses. Video Tutorial [4:40 minutes]

Business Plan Handbooks – A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.

Canadian Encyclopedia – A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public, and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips. No library card is required to access these resources on the Internet.

Clicklaw – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.

Consumer Health Complete [EBSCO] – Health information for the general public, patients, and health professionals. Includes mainstream medical information and holistic/alternative health information from popular and professional magazines, journals, reference books, and reports. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, with up-to-date information on medications, natural products, and vaccines available in the U.S. Video Tutorial (5 minutes).

Federal Science Library – The Federal Science Library (FSL) is a one-stop, self-serve portal where you can access library services and search the print collections and repositories of seven science-based departments and agencies from a single place. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download.

First Voices – FirstVoices is a group of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching, and culture revitalization. Local people have contributed to the Wet’suwet’en section of this Indigenous language database. It offers words, phrases, songs, stories, and cultural history.

Indeed Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.

Libby – Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library for free! Get the app or use it in your web browser at

Library To Go – Download and listen to best selling and classic audio books 24/7 on your PC, laptop, PDA or MP3 player at home, in the office or anywhere in the world. It’s free; all you need is your library card.

LinkedIn Learning – Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card. (The Interior News) – An archive of The Interior News is available in digital form through See below for further information.

  • 1910 to 2007: (contact the BV Museum to access digital scans of these archives)
  • 2007 to 2011: Contact the BV Museum to search these editions through their database
  • 2012 to present: eEditions

NoveList [EBSCO] – Looking for a good novel? Want to find book reviews? Desperate to find other authors that are similar to your favourite? Check out NoveList, a database of fiction books and authors, recommended reading lists, book discussion ideas and book reviews for all ages.

Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (in-library use only) – Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.