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Name Description
4 Seasons of Reconciliation

This resource is a multi-media teaching unit that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative multi-media learning. [from vendor]

ABI/INFORM Collection

Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources, with international coverage of companies and business trends. [from vendor]

Academic Search Complete

This is a component of the BC ELN Common Suite.

Academic Search Premier

This is a component of the BC ELN Common Suite.

Academic Search Ultimate

An unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. (from vendor)

Academic Video Online (AVON)

A comprehensive video subscription that delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

This collection consists of over 5,400 fulltext titles in the humanities and related social sciences. [from vendor]

ACM Digital Library

A full-text research, discovery and networking platform containing all ACM publications, a collection of full-text publications from select publishers, and the ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused on computing. [from vendor]

Alexander Street Press Online Videos

This collection of streaming videos offers users unlimited full-length access to a large, comprehensive collection of academic videos online. [from vendor]

American National Biography

Offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women whose lives have shaped America. Updated semi-annually with new entries and revisions of previously published entries. [from vendor]


The most current and only comprehensive collection of full-text scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association. Providing a pathway through the evolution of psychological thought, it provides access to high-quality publications in psychology and related fields. [from vendor]


This database produced by the American Psychological Association combines bibliographic records with unique full-text materials, offering conference presentations, newsletters, reports, fact sheets, magazines, monographs and more. [from vendor]

Applied Science & Technology Source

This database offers a diverse array of full-text and indexed content that covers the full spectrum of the applied sciences and computing disciplines—from acoustics to aeronautics, and neural networks to nuclear engineering. [from vendor]

Art & Architecture Source

Covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to architecture and architectural design. Full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more. [from vendor]



ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB) with ATLASerials PLUS (ATLAS PLUS) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's largest online collection of major religion and theology journals. [from vendor]

Auto Repair Source

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. [from vendor]

BC ELN Common Suite

The Common Suite is a core suite of databases which consists of Academic Search and Business Source.

Bibliography of Native North Americans

More than 300,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada pertaining to culture, history, and daily life of native North Americans. [from vendor]

Books at JSTOR

Books at JSTOR offers more than 85,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR's easy-to-use platform. [from vendor]

Business Market Research Collection

This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical macroeconomic market research. [from vendor]

Business Source Complete

This is a component of the BC ELN Common Suite.

Business Source Premier

This is a component of the BC ELN Common Suite.

Business Source Ultimate

Peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business. (from vendor)


This Web-based digital video delivery service allows users to view streaming videos from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. [from vendor]


Canadian Almanac and Directory

In-depth and up-to-date facts and figures about Canada, including textual material, charts, colour photographs and directory listings. Cross-searchable with other Grey House Publishing Canada directories. [from vendor]

Canadian Business & Current Affairs

Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Database is a full-text online database that provides indexing for over 1,800 publications and full text for more than 700 publications. CBCA combines content from the now discontinued CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events databases.

Canadian Literary Centre

Book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press as well as several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism, and book reviews. [from vendor]

Canadian Newsstream: Complete

Current Canadian news content with archives to the 1970s, from over 360 news sources. Newspapers including The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star along with newswires and broadcast transcripts in full-text format. Updated daily. [from vendor]

Canadian Newsstream: Major Dailies

Provides the very best access to current, full-text newspapers with longer backfiles and more timely access to The Globe and Mail, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Regina Leader Post, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Times Colonist. [from vendor]

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Resources that present multiple sides of a current issue—including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers—this database provides rich content that can help students realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills. [from vendor]

Canadian Reference Centre

Leading Canadian full-text periodicals and international periodicals, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies, and an image collection of over one million photos, maps and flags. Includes images from Canadian Press. [from vendor]

Canadian Research Index

Includes federal, provincial, and municipal depository publications, non-depository publications issued by Canadian government agencies and departments, scientific and technical reports, Statistics Canada monographs, and serials. [from vendor]

Chicago Manual of Style Online

This citation style manual provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

This resource incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other top journals in communication and media studies. [from vendor]


Contains indexing for more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals in English and French, a backfile going back to 1980, Canadian biographies, and company profiles. Coverage of a wide range of topics and issues related to Canada, including current events, health,technology, the arts, history, culture and business. [from vendor]

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Criminal Justice Abstracts is the leading bibliographic database for criminal justice and criminology research. It provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for hundreds of journals covering all related subjects, including forensic sciences, corrections, policing, criminal law and investigation. [from vendor]

Criterion on Demand

An online digital delivery feature film platform providing easy access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian higher education institutions. [from vendor]

The platform provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Features documentaries from television and radio, news reports, archival material, and stock shots. [from vendor]

Dictionary of National Biography

This database is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. [from vendor]

EBSCO Academic e-Books

A large selection of multidisciplinary e-book titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. [from vendor]

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

Provides libraries with a powerful discovery layer providing a unified index of a library's resources and a single search experience. [from vendor]

EBSCO eBooks Purchase

This purchase offer contains ebooks from a large selection of multidisciplinary titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. [from vendor]

Education Source

Provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers early childhood to higher education as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. [from vendor]

eHRAF Archaeology

Information on the prehistory of the world, organized by regions and archaeological traditions. Each tradition consists of a general summary and documents including books, journal articles, dissertations, and manuscripts. Provides access to archaeological materials for comparative studies within and across regions. [from vendor]

eHRAF World Cultures

This collection contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. It is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. [from vendor]

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition

An updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and Web sites. [from vendor]


ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. [from vendor]

Feature Film Public Performance Rights: Education - ACF

Education rights allowing private, for-profit institutions to exhibit films in classrooms. See films covered by ACF.

Feature Film Public Performance Rights: Education - Criterion

Education rights allowing private, for-profit institutions to exhibit films in classrooms. See films covered by Criterion.

Feature Film Public Performance Rights: Entertainment - ACF

Entertainment rights for showing films covered by Audio-Cine Films.

Feature Film Public Performance Rights: Entertainment - Criterion

Entertainment rights for showing films covered by Criterion Pictures

Films on Demand

This Web-based digital video delivery service allows users to view streaming videos from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. [from vendor]


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Contains images, brief biographies, and information in a variety of subject areas.

Grove Art Online

A scholarly art encyclopedia, covering Western and non-Western art. Encompasses all aspects of visual culture. Features articles about topics as varied as Fauvism and Frida Kahlo, bibliographies for further research, and thousands of searchable images from museums, galleries, and other outstanding arts organizations. [from vendor]

Grove Music Online

This database is the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001. It is a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of various authoritative texts and includes numerous subsequent updates and emendations. [from the vendor]

Harvard Business Review Press eBook Collection

More than 600 titles exclusively published by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) that are suitable for readers at the undergraduate and graduate levels on the topics of leadership, strategy, innovation, technology and management.

Hospitality and Tourism Complete

Covers all areas of hospitality and tourism. In addition to full-text journals, it provides magazines, company and country reports, books and newspapers. [from vendor]

Humanities Source

A merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO and H.W. Wilson, offers worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. The most comprehensive resource available in its field, it provides full text, indexing and abstracts for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. [from vendor]

ICI Society Data Sharing Initiative

Collection of GIS data from BC municipalities, agencies, First Nations, unitilities, and government ministries. [from vendor]

Informit Indigenous Collection

Covers both topical and historical issues within Indigenous studies. Provides access to specialist journals, conference papers, reports, magazines, ebooks, and grey literature unavailable elsewhere online. [from vendor]


The online edition of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, contains 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips. [from vendor]

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

This database contains case law, legislation, exclusive current awareness services, expert commentary and more. [from vendor]

LGBT Life with Full Text

LGBT Life with Full Text is the definitive database for LGBT studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBT publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing thousands of terms.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Created by librarians for librarians, this database provides cover-to-cover indexing, abstracting, and full-text for key library and information science periodicals. [from vendor]

Literature Resource Center

Comprehensive online literature database containing critical, biographical and contextual content to support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, topic overviews, and biographies providing a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. [from vendor]

Maclean's Magazine Archive

This database consists of issues from Canada's leading news and general interest magazine. [from vendor]

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more. Offered free with subscription to Academic Search.

McIntyre Streaming Service

Provides a stable environment to host streaming videos and documents with new features being added on a regular basis.

Military and Government Collection

Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and related content.

National Film Board CAMPUS

CAMPUS is the leading online streaming service for Canadian media content in the classroom. The film collection consists of over 3,700 documentaries, films and animations and is growing every month. [from vendor]

National Geographic Virtual Library

A comprehensive collection that includes the complete archive of the National Geographic magazine and a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos. [from vendor]

NetLibrary (now accessible via EBSCOhost eBook Collection)

This database offers an easy-to-use information and retrieval system for accessing the full text of reference, scholarly, and professional books. [from vendor]

Nexis UNI

This online academic research database contains authoritative news content, including current coverage and deep archives. It provides university and college faculty and students with critical news, and legal and business information. [from vendor]

Oxford Dictionaries Online

This database focuses on current English and includes all the main current meanings and uses of words gathered by lexicographers and linguists. It includes thousands of new words in regular updates. [from vendor]

Oxford English Dictionary

This dictionary is one of the largest in the world and the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language, tracing the use of more than 600,000 words over the last 1,000 years through 3 million quotations. [from vendor]

Oxford Islamic Studies

Brings together the best current scholarship in the field to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. Regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved. [from vendor]

Oxford Reference Premium

A core foundation of 150+ academic subject, language, and quotations dictionaries providing carefully vetted, trusted short-entry content. [from vendor]

Primary Search

For elementary school libraries. Provides children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and images.

Professional Development Collection

This database provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. [from vendor]

Project MUSE

A database of digital humanities and social sciences books and journals from leading university presses and scholarly societies. [from vendor]

ProQuest Academic Complete

A collection of scholarly ebooks from leading publishers, with coverage in all academic subject areas. Librarian-curated ebooks essential to successful teaching, learning, and research outcomes. [from vendor]

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail

This historic newspaper archive contains over 150 years of history with Canada's Heritage from 1844 - the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of The Globe and Mail newspaper since its inception as The Globe in 1844. [from vendor]

Sage Evidence Based Acquisition Program

With Sage's Evidence Based Acquisitions Program (EBA), institutions pre-pay the minimum tiered content fee and receive access to the whole SAGE Knowledge Collection for one year.  At the end of that 12-month period the Subscribing Institution can choose titles to license in perpetuity based upon evidence-based usage, up to the value of the initial pre-paid deposit. 

Sage Knowledge eBooks & eReference

With more than 4,700 eBooks, SAGE Knowledge ( features an expansive range of eBook (3,600+ titles) and eReference (nearly 600 titles) content from SAGE, CQ Press, and Corwin

Scientific Style and Format Online

A reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields.

Shared Streaming Video Collection

A collection of 46 titles selected by media librarians and licensed on a perpetual basis for all BC public post-secondary libraries.

Sociology Collection

The Sociology Collection provides access to Sociological Abstracts in combination with other databases covering the international literature in sociology and social services, along with related fields. [from vendor]


Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.

UPCC Project Muse eBooks

This collection provides libraries, researchers, and students digital access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s electronic journal collections. [from vendor]


COPPUL's private LOCKSS network, available to Arca participating libraries.

Wilson Legacy Bundle

The Wilson Legacy Bundle consists of the Art Index, Applied Science & Technology Index, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, General Science Index, Humanities Index, Readers' Guide Abstracts, and Social Sciences Index.

World Book

A comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It is comprised of World Book Advanced, World Book Student, World Book Kids, Encyclopedia Decouverte, Estudiantil, and World Book Timelines and Mobile. [from vendor]