Online Resources A-Z


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Important Notice: access to all online resources requiring library card login will be down from November 18-20 while we undergo major system upgrades. For more information, please click here. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Academic Search Elite

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Designed to meet academic research needs, Academic Search Elite provides access to nearly 1,600 active full-text journals and magazines, and more than 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Learn how to use Academic Search: Video Tutorial

 

Auto Repair Source (formerly AutoMate)

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Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of vehicles. All content comes from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and includes repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, and service bulletins and recalls. Learn how to use Auto Repair Source: Video Tutorial 


BC Building, Fire, and Plumbing Codes

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Online access to the latest (2018) provincial codes. Click 'Access BC Codes Online' and choose from the Building, Fire, or Plumbing code books.

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  • Use for free from home or in library
 

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 BC Laws 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.

 

BookFlix

Access to BookFlix has been discontinued as of Oct. 1, 2019. We recommend trying Tumblebook Library instead, which offers a collection of animated, talking picturebooks, ebooks and audiobooks.

Career Cruising

Access to Career Cruising will be discontinued on Dec. 31, 2019

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Career Cruising combines comprehensive career information with a personal perspective provided by multimedia interviews with people in a wide range of occupations. It also includes a post-secondary schools database, financial aid information, a portfolio tool, and employment resources. Learn how to use Career Cruising: PDF Tutorial

 

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. Learn how to use Cloud Library: Video Tutorial, Quick Start Guides for Desktop or Mobile (PDF)

Access Information:

  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Requires an NVCL library card (barcode 23287...)
  • Maximum five books out at a time
  • Get the Cloud library app to search, borrow, and read/listen 

Consumer Reports

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This product provides buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for the following areas: appliances, cars, babies and kids, electronics, home and garden, health, and  financial products. Learn how to use Consumer Reports: Video Tutorial

Access Information:

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

illume (formerly Outlook Online)

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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.

 


IndieFlix

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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. Learn how to use IndieFlix: Video Tutorial

Access Information:

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

Lynda.com

LinkedIn has postponed its planned Sept. 18 transition of Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning. For the moment, Lynda.com will continue to operate as usual.

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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. Learn how to use Lynda.com: Video Tutorial, or check out the LinkedIn Learning help pages

Access Information:

  • Free for City of North Vancouver residents
  • Requires an NVCL card (barcode 23287...)
  • 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. Learn how to use Mango Languages: Video Tutorial, Quick Start Guide (PDF), or use the Mango Languages FAQs

Access Information:

  • Requires creating a Mango account with your email address
  • Get the app for iOS (Apple) and Android.

Novelist Plus

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An online readers' advisory, which assists readers of fiction and nonfiction of all ages in finding their favourite books and authors. Learn how to use Novelist: Video Tutorial, or 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

Points To The Past

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"Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Researchers are free to explore a vast range of resources including Eighteenth Century and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, esteemed periodicals such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and digitized materials from the Smithsonian Institution." - website.

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  • All British Columbians enjoy barrier-free access to this collection.
 

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, 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. Learn how to use PressReader: Video Tutorial, Quick Start Guide (PDF), or the PressReader help center

Please note: The Globe and Mail is only available on library computers, or when using the library's 'Libair' Wi-Fi network. It is not available outside the library.

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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.

Access Information:

  • This product is only available in the library.

RBdigital (ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies)

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Check out RBdigital for a rich collection of magazines, ebooks, audiobooks and movies. Learn how to use PressReader: Video Tutorial; Quick Start Guides: Mobile app (PDF),  Magazines for Desktop (PDF)Audiobooks for Desktop (PDF)RBdigital's help pages.

 Access Information:

  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
  • Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address.
  • Get the RBdigital app

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

Access Information:

  • 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. Learn how to use Sesame Street Books: How-To Guide (PDF)Sesame Street eBooks FAQ

 

Solaro

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Improve your grades and learn faster and smarter with Solaro. Specifically designed for grade 3 - 12 students in BC, Solaro combines online tutorials in math, science and English with study guides, customizable flash cards and interactive practice questions. You can also track your progress as you go. Learn how to use Solaro: Quick Start Guide (PDF)Student Support page

Access Information:

  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL

Statistics Canada (formerly 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.


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. Learn how to use Tumblebook Library: Video Tutorial

 

Ty's Job Freeway

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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

Access Information:

  • In-library use only

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Online

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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.

Access Information:

  • in-library use only
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