CBC News in Review

News in Review has been designed by teachers for an integrated curriculum and is an effective learning tool for topics including Canadian studies, world studies, history, social science and media literacy.

English Language Learner

The English Language Learner Reference Center includes 1,000 main articles, written especially for English language learners. The articles tell you information about many different topics that you are studying in school. You can use this information when you are doing research or writing papers.

Encyclopedia of BC

EBC is the definitive reference work on BC. With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips, EBC is the source of readable and authoritative information on all the significant BC people, places and things.

Kids Search (K-5)

This fun, lively interface lets young researchers explore various subjects and interesting sources of information.

Middle Search Plus

Searchable magazines and newspapers articles, biographies and video for middle years learners.

NoveList Plus

The NoveList Plus database contains fiction and narrative nonfiction titles for all ages, from your youngest readers to adults. Additionally, NoveList Plus includes Book Discussion Guides, Thematic book lists, and reading and book oriented articles.

NoveList K-8 Plus

The NoveList K-8 Plus database includes fiction and nonfiction titles for children and teens. It contains BookTalks, Curricular Connection articles and hundreds of premade lists both for young readers (Recommended Reads) and for teachers (Grab and Go Book Lists).

Passport to the Internet

An interactive tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8) to help students develop the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences.


Searchasaurus is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.

World Book Decouverte

At a reading level appropriate for younger users who are native speakers and readers of French, as well as older students for whom French is a second language.

World Book - Discover

Word Book Discover is for differentiated instruction that includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.

World Book - Dramatic Learning

Dramatic Learning uses dramatic readings of plays to help students gain reading fluency, understand core concepts, and internalize content.

World Book Kids

Simple navigation, colorful illustrations, activities for young students, and more.