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Research Databases

​​​​​​​​​​​​Videos, Magazines and more complex databases can be found further down the page. 


Scroll down to also find a link to ERAC's lesson plans to go with the databases.

This database is just about books.  Find the p​​erfect book to fit your interests and reading level.
uniteforliteracy.pngThis is a wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.​
national geographic.png​Venture into science, nature, archeology, space and more. Browse magazines by cover.​
​​young.gif​Find Welcome to Reading, Nursery Rhymes and Songs. (For K-2)worldbookkids.gifEasy for kids to navigate through​ with easy to read articles and thousands of pictures.​​  (Gr. 3-9)
worldbook.gif​​Articles from  World Book, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. Also in                                                 French. (Gr. 3-9)
Worldadvanced.gifEncyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases.​discover.gif​Find engaging content and tools to draw students into the  curriculum related topics and subjects.  (Gr. 3-9 - varies)
 ​​timeslines.gif​​Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics​. (Gr.  ​3-9)

​​​ power.gif​Science learning site for upper elementary age children, featuring differentiated content to help struggling readers.

explora.jpgFind full text popular children's magazines, encyclopedia entries and a large collection of images.​knowbc.jpg
Encylopedia of British Columbia, with a focus on K to 8 Science content and Grade 4 to 12 Social Studies.​
Here you can choose which databases that you would like to search. 

Resources on health topics (includes evidence-based reports, encyclopedia & reference books, fact sheets & pamphlets, news, drug & herb information, images and diagrams, and videos & animations)

galeglobalissues.png​This environment and climate change portal provides access to a variety of powerful resources addressing these important issues. 
For the Gale resources, use the School Board Office password and username in lower case.​​​
powersearch.png​Search for resources here.  Try Topic Finder to help you narrow down your topic ideas.​
​Magazine Subscriptions​​ 
Jack and Jill​
For children ages 7-10. Articles about nutrition, safety, science, crafts, games and poetry.
Ask Magazine
For children ages 6-9.  This magazine features articles about Science, Art and History designed to spark children's interest.
Canadian Geographic​
This magazine contains a celebration of Canada's people and places.
Children ages 8-12 will enjoy this magazine that promotes critical thinking and creativity.

Magazine for children ages 6-14 who love to read.
Fun for Kidz
This magazine is full of science experiments, stories, comics, crafts, fun facts and each issue is a new theme.
Children aged 6-12 can enjoy puzzles, riddles, experiments, stories, games and more overall entertainment.
Horse & Rider
Horse lovers will enjoy this magazine with articles about care, training, fashion, riding, and all things horse.
Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids
Children aged 7-11 can enjoy learning about Canada's history from stories in these magazines.
​Videos​​ ​
Here you can 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.
Choose from tens of thousands of free, educational videos for K to 12.​
​​Sites for  Teachers
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A great resource for multiple means of representation for the BC Curriculum.

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This site includes elementary online, interactive, educational games and simulations, all in one place.

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ERAC's Curriclum Connections
Scroll down on this page to find lesson plans to go with the research databases.  The Aboriginal Connections are fantastic!