Research Databases

Reading

This database is just about books. Find the p​​erfect book to fit your interests and reading level.
Find the p​​erfect book to fit your interests and reading level.
A wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Venture into science, nature, archeology, space and more. Browse magazines by cover.​

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Encyclopedias

Find Welcome to Reading, Nursery Rhymes and Songs. (Gr. K-2)
Easy for kids to navigate through​ with easy to read articles and thousands of pictures.​​ (Gr. 3-9)
Articles from World Book, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. Also in French. (Gr. 3-9)
Encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases.​
Find engaging content and tools to draw students into the curriculum related topics and subjects. (Gr. 3-9)
Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics​. (Gr. 3-9)
Science learning site for upper elementary age children, featuring differentiated content to help struggling readers.
Encylopedia of British Columbia, with a focus on K to 8 Science content and Grade 4 to 12 Social Studies.

Databases

Here you can choose which databases that you would like to search.
Find full text popular children’s magazines, encyclopedia entries and a large collection of images.
Resources on health topics (includes evidence-based reports, encyclopedia & reference books, fact sheets & pamphlets, news, drug & herb information, images and diagrams, and videos & animations)
This environment and climate change portal provides access to a variety of powerful resources addressing these important issues.
Search for resources here. Try Topic Finder to help you narrow down your topic ideas.​

Videos

Find full length, videos, video clips, teacher guides, student activities and worksheets to go with the videos, music tracks, feature films, sound effects, audio and video speeches, audio books, newsreels, images and articles.
Feature films
Choose from tens of thousands of free, educational videos for K to 12.​

Feature Films

For information about accessing feature films (Criterion & ACF), please see the Feature Films resource page

Sites for Teachers


BCcurriculum.pbworks
A great resource for multiple means of representation for the BC Curriculum.
This site includes elementary online, interactive, educational games and simulations, all in one place.
ERAC’s Curriclum Connections

Scroll down on this page to find lesson plans to go with the research databases. The Aboriginal Connections are fantastic!
Text to Speech options for research databases.