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WGSS Databases


Features biographies, maps, games, and explorations to introduce STEM topics and promote compare/contrast capabilities. Contains thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia.


Generate easy-to-use study guides on historical events. Create presentations with pre-generated timelines that include historical notes, images and videos.


Tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find. Built-in Dictionary and easy-to-navigate atlas.


How to Do Research? Resources for educators and students. Life Skills section on topics such as internet safety, applying for a credit card, and smart consumerism.


Provides a powerful reference tool with access to primary sources, historical documents, and online books. Allows sharing of personalized digital backpack for collaborative work.


This is the French database version of World Book Discover written at basic French reading levels.

Local Knowledge

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The ProQuest BC Historical Newspapers collection includes: The Province (1898- 2010), the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010) and the Times-Colonist (1884-2010). These are full page image scans with metadata for articles, editorials, obituaries, ads, cartoons and more.


KnowBC is a set of encyclopedia and non-fiction publications focused on the history
and natural history of British Columbia.


Twig Science and Math contains over 1,000+ award-winning, 3-minute videos that combine visual and adaptive learning, supported by hundreds of lesson plans, visuals, and other classroom resources.


4 Canoes is a Canadian-created set of digital resources; sharing stories, traditional knowledge, and experiences of Indigenous communities across Canada and North America in magazine format.



Provides a powerful reference tool with access to primary sources, historical documents, and online books.


Create family histories and track science projects. Generate easy-to-use study guides on historical events.


Includes experiments and research projects, engage with interactive simulations and explore concepts and integrate with collaborative tools.


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EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast.



NoveList Plus allows your library to stand out by helping readers find books that perfectly match their reading preferences and moods. The NoveList Plus database is powered by experts. We identify unique story elements that make results relevant and exciting and provide additional information to enrich the results.


With a deliberate focus on Canadian writers and their works, this full-text database provides researchers with reference book content, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and reviews from ECW Press and other regional publishers.


Literary Reference Center is a rich full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories and poems.

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The Image Collection in select EBSCO interfaces provides you with instant access to more than 1 million images relating to people, natural science, places, history, and flags. The Image Quick View Collection provides thumbnails of the images in an article right from the Result List, Citation View, or the Folder.



Literary Reference Center Plus is a full-text literary database providing a complete collection of reference works across all genres and time periods.


Explora Primary - Canada

Explora offers the following and more: Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, e-books, essays and primary source documents. High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment.


Science Reference Center provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos. The database also contains science experiments, curriculum-aligned lesson plans, and a vast image collection. 227 full-text science periodicals.


Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.


Poetry & Short Story Reference Center is a rich full-text database containing thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides. It also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.


A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide, Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database.

For Educators


The Live It Earth bilingual suite focuses on place-based, hybrid learning experiences. It offers hours of programming, informed by Indigenous perspectives and supplemented by instructional supports. Available in English and French.


Teens may face issues that can affect their mental health and well-being. This series provides advice for empowering youth, and addresses topics as depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, mental illness, bullying, body image, and sexuality. Content is age sensitive.


IDELLO provides free access to thousands of French-language educational resources for students from preschool to post-secondary education.



The National Film Board is a collection of documentaries, animated films, interactive productions and short films in English and French. There are three key themes: environment and sustainability, Indigenous voices and reconciliation, and diversity and inclusion.


Collection of videos by CBC/Radio-Canada that has been curated for its educational value and is available in teaching-friendly formats.

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Teacher Professional Development

Looking to do a deep dive on a specific topic in education? Missing access to your former university’s online journal database? Access over 759 full text education journals.

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