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Online Resources A-Z


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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.

 

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.


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.


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.

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

Creativebug

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Thousands of arts and crafts video classes, with activities for all ages, and new content added daily. Learn drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, paper crafts, cake decorating, soap-making, jewelry making, canning, and lots more.

Access Information:

  • Requires an NVCL card with a barcode that starts in 23287
  • Requires separate Creativebug account setup
  • Download the app for Apple or Android, but make sure to set up an account on the website first!

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.

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

Job Freeway (formerly Ty's Job Freeway)

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This online version of Job Freeway 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.


KnowBC

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KnowBC.com is a resource for history and information regarding British Columbia. KnowBC features a number of books that cover a variety of topics including Indigenous history, marine life, natural history, British Columbia’s role in World War I, and much more.


Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive)

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Library2Go is our downloadable eBook and Audiobook service. Download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo eReader, or mp3 player and take them to go! Need help getting started? Click the “Tutorial” button above, or check out OverDrive’s help pages.

Access Information:

  • Requires an NVCL card with a barcode that starts in 23287
  • Maximum of 7 books out at a time and 7 holds at a time
  • Download the app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page

Lynda.com

LinkedIn has postponed the 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: click the tutorial button above, 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: click the tutorial button, 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: click the tutorial button above, or see the Novelist Plus help page

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

O'Reilly eBooks & Video Courses

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Thousands of current consumer technology, computer programming, design, and business eBooks and video courses. Formerly known as Safari Books Online.

Access Information:

  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
  • Maximum 8 users at a time (increased to 16 users until July 1, 2020)
 

OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks

See Libby & Library2Go.

 

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: click the tutorial button above, or view 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.

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  • This product is only available in the library.

RBdigital Audiobooks & Magazines

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Check out RBdigital for a rich collection of magazines, ebooks, audiobooks and movies. Learn how to use RBdigital: click the tutorial button above, or see the 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

Safari Books Online is now O'Reilly eBooks & Video Courses


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 for grades K-6, and includes talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, graphic novels, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

Additional Tumblebooks Resources - free till August 31, 2020

TumbleBooks has extended free access through to August 31, 2020 for all public libraries in British Columbia.  

“During these difficult times we, like you, are only concerned with the safety and well being of our children. We put business concerns aside and work for the greater good of the community.  We hope and pray our content can provide much needed entertainment, distraction, and education.”

Direct links to the four additional online products are listed below. No login is required.

Tumble Math: the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature. A collection of math stories that combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.

Teen Book Cloud: a curated database of e-books and other digital content for Middle Schools and High Schools. Over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!

Audio Book Cloud: a curated database of streaming audio books for public libraries. Over 1200 titles, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more!

Romance Book Cloud: a curated collection of romance ebooks. Over 1800 titles, including award winners and best sellers, plus new books added all the time, you will never run out of romance to read.

 

Ty's Job Freeway

See Job Freeway  


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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