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pen Access 

for now!


From now to June 30, 2020 EBSCO has generously made these resources available to teachers and students in B.C.

Use the database username and password.

"More than 20,300* e-book collection of titles by Canadian publishers and authors. Covering topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events." -- Focused Education Resources
Select eBooks in the top left corner to easily view titles and categories.

"...full-text collection of regional and international periodicals, reference books and biographies. It also includes thousands of images from the Canadian Press." -- Focused Education Resources

Powered by EBSCO LearningExpress®

PrepSTEP is packed with powerful resources including practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards to help students:

  • Improve core skills in English language arts, math and science, social studies and computers

  • Prepare for AP®, SAT®, ACT® and other college entrance exams

  • Prepare for military entrance tests (ASVAB, CFAT)

  • Explore colleges and careers

  • Search for scholarships

  • Prepare for occupational certification tests (e.g., allied health, nursing, teaching and many more)

Students need to set up their own free account so they can track their progress.

"...includes book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews." -- Focused Education Resources

Powered by Follett School Solutions®
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"To help make eLearning easier, Follett is providing free access to eBooks from Lightbox™ and AV2 World Languages through June 30, 2020. 

Lightbox™ offers over 1000 PreK-12 titles in science, social studies, language arts, math and more. AV2 World Languages features high-interest titles in 10 different languages with full audio support.

Parents and students will find these resources interactive, easy to use and a great way for students to independently explore a new topic. We hope that you, your students and their families find this helpful during this challenging time."

-- Britten Follett, Executive Vice President, Follett School Solutions

To Access:

1. Go to

2. In the school box, should be locked to "Follett eLearning, Mchenry IL"

3. Click Go!

Username and Password: Please contact us at and we will provide you with the login credentials

Supported by UBC, UVIC, and SFU
In collaboration with Gale

"Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Researchers are free to explore a vast range of resources through Points to the Past, including Eighteenth Century and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, esteemed periodicals such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and digitized materials from the Smithsonian Institution." -- Points of the Past, About Page

Search the database collection, or check out a few below!

Created in collaboration with Harbour Publishing and the people of British Columbia

KNOW BC is home to the Encyclopedia of British Columbia which showcases our province's history and offers access to BC facts, articles, suggested reading lists, nature guides, and more - including blogs.  If you need information on BC this is the place to find it!

More coming!

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