Databases & More
Burns Lake Public Library subscribes to databases and other digital resources, so you can access them for free with your library card!
Auto Repair Source – Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.
BC Historical Newspapers – access 125+ years of digital news archives at no charge, remotely, anytime – no authentication required. This online access is made possible through a collaboration of academic, public, and school libraries across B.C. Log in straight from this page to search nearly 5 million digitized pages of news, ads, images and more that showcase B.C.’s heritage – a remarkable trove of content for research, teaching, and learning.
Bibliothèque numérique de la Colombie-Britannique (BC French Language collection) – A collection of French language eBooks and audiobooks from Canadian and international publishers. It includes popular genre fiction, bestsellers, non-fiction and more. There are titles for adults, teens and children. Download the app: iOS | Android
Explora Primary Schools – A research interface for K-5. Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas. Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research.
Explora Canada – Information for students of all ages on a wide variety of topics, from history and current events to science and technology. Search a variety of sources such as magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more.
GALE Courses – Never stop learning. Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Burns Lake Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students.
KnowBC Online (In-Library use only) – Includes the following resources:
- Encyclopedia of British Columbia – With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
- Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest – A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes.
- The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names – A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
- Far West – The Story of British Columbia
- Raincoast Chronicles 20 – Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia.
- Where Mountains Meet the Sea – A History of Coastal BC
LinkedIn Learning – Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.
Niche Academy – Niche Academy is a tool for creating elegant online training experiences. It makes things easier for instructors as well as learners.
Small Engine Repair – Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents.
Tumblebooks – Read stories, play games and learn! A searchable, customizable library of e-books for kids.
World Book Encyclopedia – All of these products are available for your use:
- World Book Online Info Finder. Video Tutorial
- World Book Online Reference Center. Video Tutorial
- World Book Online For Kids. Video Tutorial
- L ‘Encyclopédie Découverte. Video Tutorial
BC Laws – Free public access to the Statutes & Regulations of B.C.
British Columbia Codes (in Library Use Only) – Includes the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code.
British Columbia Statistics – Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. From BCStats, the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.
Access 2006 Census full (31 page) profiles or any item with a “key” icon beside it is available here. (Note: Remote access is permitted if your library can provide authentication.)
Canadian Encyclopedia – A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips. No library card is required to access these resources on the internet.
The Canadian Subsidy Directory – Maintains the most affordable and complete database providing information about financial assistance and funding opportunities in Canada.
Clicklaw – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
Introduction to Investing in British Columbia – The information on this page is meant to help new investors make more informed investment decisions and help them to better protect their money.
Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.” 3300 videos explain many subjects.
Online Learning BC – The hub for K-12 Provincial Online Learning Schools (POLS). This website provides information about online learning courses and programs offered by POLS-Public and POLS-Independent. You can search for K-12 online courses, online programs, or Provincial Online Learning Schools and find the information you need to enroll, plan, or contact the school for more information
Points to the Past – Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.
Teen Health & Wellness database – Real life – real answers.
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.\