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Below is a complete list of databases that are licensed by BC ELN on behalf of partner libraries. Please input a search term or phrase and/or select a Partner Library and then click the search button to filter your results.

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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 Alumni Edition

Academic Search Alumni Edition offers alumni an invaluable research tool for their post-college pursuits.

Academic Search Complete

This is a component of the Undergraduate Resource Bundle (URB).

Academic Search Complete (Opt-In)

Academic Search Complete (Opt-In) is an annual, standalone subscription for those who did not wish to participate in the Undergraduate Resource Bundle (URB).

Academic Search Ultimate

An collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. 

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 books of high quality 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]

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]

APA PsycBooks

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]

APA PsycExtra

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 Index Retrospective: 1913-1983

An archive index covering important historical scientific studies and discoveries between 1913 and 1983. Indexing and citations include book reviews and the complete files of Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957). Perpetual access for all BC ELN partner libraries through the Common Suite.

Applied Science & Technology Source

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

Art & Architecture Source

This database is the largest full-text art research database covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design. [from vendor]


Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984

An archive index chronicling over a half a century of art literature. Covering fine, decorative and commercial art, it indexes hundreds of publications, plus thousands of book reviews, interviews, anthologies and more. Perpetual access for all BC ELN partner libraries through the Common Suite.


The 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 journals. [from vendor]

Audio Cine Films (ACF) Streaming

Streaming service for popular and classic films from ACF. [from vendor]

BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historial Newspapers: full text archival content from the Province (1894-2010), the Times Colonist (1884-2010) and the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010).

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America

More than 330,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada pertaining to culture, history, and daily life of Indigenous Peoples of North America. [from vendor]

Books at JSTOR Purchase

Books at JSTOR offers more than 100,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR's easy-to-use platform. [from vendor]

Britannica Academic Edition

An updated, online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica that provides trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights. [from vendor]

Business Market Research Collection

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

Business Source Alumni Edition

Designed for the business research needs of post-college professionals, Business Source Alumni Edition provides the most current information from essential business magazines and journals. 

Business Source Complete

This is a component of the Undergraduate Resource Bundle (URB).

Business Source Complete (Opt-In)

Business Source Complete (Opt-In) is an annual, standalone subscription for those who did not wish to participate in the Undergraduate Resource Bundle (URB).

Business Source Ultimate

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


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 Business & Current Affairs

A comprehensive and diverse full-text online database that combines content from three focused databases: CBCA Business, CBCA Education, and CBCA Reference & Current Events. [from vendor]

Canadian Literary Centre

This database consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). [from vendor]

Canadian Newsstream: Complete

Canadian Newsstream provides users with unmatched full-text format access to current Canadian news content and archives as far back as the 1970s, from over 360 sources including newspapers, newswires, websites, and broadcasts. [from vendor]

Canadian Newsstream: Major Dailies

Canadian Major Dailies provides access to more than 35 of Canada’s most respected national and regional newspapers in full-text format, providing researchers with thorough and timely coverage of national and regional events. [from vendor]

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

CPoV contains 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. PoV contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue and provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. [from vendor]

Canadian Reference Centre

This database includes leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus thousands of images from the 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]

Canadian Who's Who

This authoritative biographical publication captures the lives and achievements of Canada's notable politicians, business moguls, artists, writers, philanthropists, athletes, and more. [from vendor]

Chicago Manual of Style Online

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

Communication & Mass Media Complete

This resource provides full-text, indexing and abstracts for many top communication journals covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse. [from vendor]


This database provides the most-requested Canadian reference information available. It includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals (more than 700 full text), including the Globe and Mail and Maclean's, and travel handbooks from Fodor's. [from vendor]

Criminal Justice Abstracts

This resource is the leading bibliographic database for criminal justice and criminology research. [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 eBook Subscription Collection

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

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

EBSCO is the leading discovery service provider for libraries with thousands of discovery customers worldwide. [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

This database is the world's largest full-text research database designed for education students, professionals and policymakers. [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 resource contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. It is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level and offers researchers the ability to search by cultures, subjects, regions, and even subsistence types [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

This resource is an unsurpassed authority on all aspects of the visual arts, with 30,000 signed and peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 international scholars. [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 Publishing Student Success Package

Includes foundational text essential to students’ business knowledge, case studies to prepare for their careers and tools to build lifelong soft skills.[from 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. [from vendor]

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 & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

An archive index covering important humanities and social sciences journals published from 1907 to 1984. High-quality indexing includes articles and book reviews. Perpetual access for all BC ELN partner libraries through the Common Suite.

Humanities Source

This full-text database covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. 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]


Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment.


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]

LGBTQ+ Source

This resource provides scholarly and popular LGBT publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. [from vendor]

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]

Literary Research Package

This package consists of three resources: Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature, and select Gale eBooks titles.

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.

MLA Handbook Plus

MLA Handbook Plus is a subscription-based digital product providing online access to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

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]

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

As the world’s language data experts, investing over 150 years of experience and technological innovation into delivering authoritative, evidence-based content for languages around the world. [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 3.5 million quotations. [from vendor]

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

This resource offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone in need of information and context on Islam. [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]

Oxford Very Short Introductions

This resource offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone in need of information and context on Islam. [from vendor]

Points to the Past

Points to the Past is a collection of perpetual access Gale databases made freely available to all B.C. and Yukon citizens thanks to a partnership between the University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University Library.

Primary Search

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

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. [from vendor]

Project Muse eBooks Purchase

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]

Project MUSE Journal Collection

A database of digital humanities and social sciences 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 College 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]

RDA Toolkit

RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources, including RDA: Resource Description and Access.

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. [from vendor]

Scientific Style and Format Online

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

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.

Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983

An archive database that includes the acclaimed Short Story Index from 1915 to 1983. It indexes tens of thousands of short stories across all literary genres. Subject indexing includes topics, themes, locales, genre and people. Perpetual access for all BC ELN partner libraries through the Common Suite.

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]


This resource provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. [from vendor]

Undergraduate Resource Bundle (URB)

The URB is a bundle of foundational databases subscribed to by the majority of BC ELN partner libraries.


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

Wilson Legacy Bundle

This is a Legacy resource, no new subscribers are able to join the agreement.

World Book

A comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, ebook, 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]