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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.

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This database is just about books.  Find the p​​erfect book to fit your interests and reading level.

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This is a wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.​
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Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, archeology, culture and space.  Browse recent National Geographic Kids magazines by cover.​
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World Book has all the research tools you need including encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio and video, current periodicals and related websites.  Includes World Book in French.
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Find full text popular children's magazines, encyclopedia entries and a large collection of images.
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This is the online version of the Encylopedia of British Columbia, with a focus on K to 8 Science content and Grade 4 to 12 Social Studies.
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Students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.


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Intended for senior students doing academic research (used by post-secondary institutions)
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​Consumer Health Complete
Resources on health topics (includes evidence-based reports, encyclopedia & reference books, fact sheets & pamphlets, news, drug & herb information, images and diagrams, and videos & animations)
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This database is just about books, K-adult.  Find the perfect book to fit your interests and reading level.

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Alternate Link​
Here you can choose which databases that you would like to search. 
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GALE Science in Context
Use the School Board Office username and password for this one.

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This environment and climate change portal provides access to a variety of powerful resources addressing these important issues. Use the School Board Office username and password for this one.​
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GALE Canada in Context
Use the School Board Office username and password for this one.
​Magazine Subscriptions​​ 
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Jack and Jill​
For children ages 7-10. Articles about nutrition, safety, science, crafts, games and poetry.
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Ask Magazine
For children ages 6-9.  This magazine features articles about Science, Art and History designed to spark children's interest.
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Canadian Geographic​
This magazine contains a celebration of Canada's people and places.
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ChildArt
Children ages 8-12 will enjoy this magazine that promotes critical thinking and creativity.

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

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!