Databases A-Z


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BC CODES

Online access to the latest (2012) BC fire, plumbing and building codes. Click 'Agree' and the codes will list on the left-hand side of the page.

 

BC LAWS

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"On BC Laws you will find every public act, and every regulation of general public interest, currently in force in BC, including new and recently amended laws that have yet to be published in official print formats. This current consolidation is an unofficial version of BC statutes and regulations." - (website). For support, consult the FAQ and glossary.

 

BC STATS

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The BC Statistics portal contains both a public site and an additional secure subscription-based site that is only available in the library. Provides statistics for a wide range of topics. including demographics and employment.

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  • In-library use only
 

BOOKFLIX

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An online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic. BookFLIX reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. It's a direct path to deepening students' love of reading and learning. For support, see the BookFLIX help page.

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  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL

CANSIM

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CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.

 

CLOUD LIBRARY

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Cloud Library is our downloadable ebook and e-audiobook service. You can download material to your desktop or mobile device. All you need is the Cloud Library app and an internet connection. Here are instructions for installing the app, and you can visit the Cloud Library support page to find answers to frequently asked questions. For more information about this service visit our Cloud Library page.

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  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Requires an NVCL library card (barcode 23287...)
  • Maximum five books out at a time
 

CONSUMER REPORTS

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The popular magazine provides ratings and reviews for everything from phones and appliances to electronics and cars.

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  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Requires an NVCL Library card (barcode 23287...)

INSTANTFLIX

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Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Watch movies on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. Works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome browsers.

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  • Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address

LYNDA.COM

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This iconic service offers professional-level video instruction to develop your creative and professional skills. Subject areas include computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation. It's free for City of North Vancouver residents with an NVCL card - create a Lynda.com account so you can track your learning and receive certifications for completion! Need help? Check out the lynda.com help pages.

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  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Requires an NVCL card (barcode 23287...)
  • Requires creating a Lynda.com account to track progress
  • 20 users at a time

MANGO LANGUAGES

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Welcome to Mango Languages. Learn dozens of languages online, or via the app. Once you have logged in, create a profile to track your learning, or proceed in 'guest' mode.For mobile users, there is an iOS app and an Android app. See the Mango Languages FAQ here.

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  • Requires creating a Mango account with your email address

NOVELIST PLUS

An online readers' advisory, which assists readers of fiction and nonfiction of all ages in finding their favourite books and authors. For product privacy policy and terms of use, click the above link to the product, then click the links to the privacy policy and terms of use at the bottom of the page. See the Novelist Plus help page here.

ACCESS INFORMATION:

  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL

OUTLOOK ONLINE

Use this database to find a book that isn't in the North Vancouver City Library collection and request it via interlibrary loan. This product does not work well with older versions of IE. See our interlibrary loan page for full details.


PRESSREADER

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PressReader delivers an endless stream of stories from top newspapers and popular magazines from around the world to read, discuss, and share. Newspapers like the Vancouver Sun, the Province, the Globe and Mail and National Post, available online, just as they were published. Magazines like Maclean's, Chatelaine and Vanity Fair are also available just as they appear in print. For mobile users there is an iOS app, an Android app, and a Microsoft app. For support, explore the PressReader help center.

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  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
 

PRODEMAND

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Database of automotive repair and service manuals from Mitchell1, which provides information about repairs, maintenance and more. Once you have arrived at the ProDemand home page click the 'Login' button.

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  • This product is only available in the library.

RBDIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS (formerly OneClickdigital)

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RBdigital features thousands of popular and bestselling audiobooks you can borrow and download. Get the RBdigital app for Apple and Android mobile devices, or Mac and Windows computers, and listen offline! For more info, see RBdigital's help pages.

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  • Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address. Your RBdigital account will work for both RBdigital audiobooks and magazines
  • Maximum five books at a time. Unlimited magazine checkouts.

RBDIGITAL MAGAZINES (formerly Zinio)

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RBdigital offers full-colour digital magazines, with no holds, checkout periods or limits. It includes popular titles like US Weekly, O - The Oprah Magazine, Dwell, and hundreds more. Mac & PC users: works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome Browsers. Get the RBdigital app for Apple and Android mobile devices, or Mac and Windows computers, and listen offline! For more info, see the RBdigital magazine FAQ and User Guide (PDF).

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  • Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address. Your RBdigital account will work for both RBdigital audiobooks and magazines.

SAFARI BOOKS ONLINE

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Thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more! For more info see Safari Books' support pages here.

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  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
 

SESAME STREET BOOKS

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Access to great kids' ebooks, featuring bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. There are four different kinds of book:  ebooks, audio ebooks, animated ebooks, and interactive ebooks. For mobile users there is also an iOS app and an Android app. See the Sesame Street eBooks FAQ here.


TUMBLEBOOK LIBRARY

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TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, ebooks and audiobooks. Originally started for children, ebooks and audiobooks are available for all ages.

 

TY'S JOB FREEWAY  

This online version of Ty's job White Pages lists jobs in BC by employer, job title, job description, industry, salary and qualifications. Online resume posting is also available. Records go back eight years

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  • In-library use only

VEHICLE SAFETY AND INSPECTION ONLINE  

Provides current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources. The product's statement of use is on its home page (above link). Read the statement, and then click 'Agree" to proceed to the database.

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  • in-library use only
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