Databases give you access to high quality, curated content that may not come up in a general internet search. Databases provide you with authoritative sources that are acceptable for school research. Many of them have citation tools to help you do an excellent job. When you access our subscribed databases at school, you will not need the user name and password. To access from home, see one of the library staff for an easy link to our passwords. We'd also love to help you decide which database is best for your purpose.
Video and Multimedia Resources
Curio.ca - NEW! CBC's streaming content. Quality programming in English and French. See Miss Rimmer for info on creating individual accounts for playlists and access off campus.
NFB - The National Film Board's education site, Campus. Requires you to create your own account with your school district email. Access streaming NFB productions past and present.
Learn 360 - Streaming video on a wide variety of subjects. Excellent teaching and learning resources.
Includes links to EBSCO, World Book and Gale, with additional links to simplify navigation to magazines, Canoe Kids, Consumer Health Complete, and more.
EBSCO provides access to several excellent searchable databases. Once you enter EBSCO, you will have access to
GALE provides access to a different set of searchable databases and complements EBSCO. Clicking on the link will take you to several excellent databases.
World Book online is an up-to-date resource with several products to choose from. Find articles, images, timelines, videos and more. Even better, citation tools help you to create your bibliography or works cited pages.
Flipster is new to the BC Digital Classroom. It provides an interface that looks like the original magazine. A wide variety of titles are available.
SD73 already provides access to Curio and NFB, but these and additional resources have been made available for teachers and students from now until June 30, 2020.
Access Learning provides streaming educational video.
Don't forget to use our print and video resources in your research. You can look through our library catalogue from the comfort of your computer using the link.
Our on-site collection contains:
SKSS' Subscribed Databases
A French-language encyclopedia, originally written in French! Immersion Francais students - start your research here.
Britannica Image Quest - access to over 3,000,000 rights-cleared images. You are allowed to use these in your presentations. Citations are provided, don't forget to use them!
Encyclopedia Brittanica is a great place to begin your research.
KNOWBC dubs itself "The Leading Source of British Columbia Information. Our district has a subscription to the service, giving you access to quality info about BC.
This set of databases consists of several with a focus on history. They are free for all BC residents to use, thanks to a collaboration amongst the libraries of UVic, UBC, SFU and with GALE.