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Access:

For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

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AllData provides users with access to comprehensive automotive diagnostic and repair information for a wide range of vehicle makes and models, from 1982 to present. Information is taken directly from original equipment manufacturer service manuals.

Access:

In-library use only at Bob Prittie Metrotown and at McGill.

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Access to current and historical BC legislation. Full text of BC regulations, statutes, historical supreme court rules, corporate registry notices, the British Columbia Gazette, and more.

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

Detailed statistics on all facets of life in British Columbia, it's economy, geography and society, environmentals status and recreational facilities, and where the province stands within Canada. Quick Facts About British Columbia gives a summary picture of key indicators. Census Data for BC includes the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 censuses, plus older data back to 1921 on select topics.

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

Video storybooks, paired with non-fiction, on a variety of topics, for pre-kindergarten to grade three.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Full text of the BC Fire Code, BC Building Code and BC Plumbing Services (Part 7 of the BC Building Code).

Access:

In-library use only.

Burnaby Matters is an historical index to Burnaby newspapers dating back to 1935 and Municipal Manager's Reports to Council dating back to 1964. It provides citations only – please ask at the Metrotown second-floor information desk for access to these articles and documents. For a list of newspapers included in Burnaby Matters, see Burnaby Historical Newspapers [PDF].

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

Full text of Gale's 17-volume Business Plans Handbook. Includes sample business plans for manufacturing, retail and service industries in North America. This resource is made available by funding from the Sutherland Foundation and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Full-text articles from the Burnaby Now and Burnaby News Leader, Vancouver Sun and Province, The Globe and Mail and more than 190 other newspapers from across Canada. Two day publishing delay. Formerly Canadian Newsstand. List of titles.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

This interactive career guidance site includes a "career matchmaker" skills assessment tool, occupational profiles and an extensive listing of post-secondary academic and training programs.

Access:

In the library or at home with your library card.

Search thousands of job opportunities across Canada. CareerAim allows you to search by job title or description, and browse postings by geographic location, company and industry. More than 250,000 new jobs are added each month. Check out our getting started guide for information on searching with or without an account, saving searches for later, and setting up job alerts.

Access:

In-library use only. Limited to two concurrent users.

Full text of more than 1,500 Chinese-language magazines.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Formerly 3M Cloud Library. Download fiction and non-fiction e-books using the Cloud Library app to read on a home computer, e-reader or mobile device. Learn how the Cloud Library app works with our getting started guide.

Access:

For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

Full text of Consumer Reports magazine, from 1991 to the present.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Full text of the Consumer Reports Buying Guide, from 1999 to present.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

CPS All-Access includes more than 2,000 Health Canada-approved product monographs for drugs, vaccines and natural health products. Users can search the monographs by brand name, generic name, therapeutic class, manufacturer or DIN. This resource also provides access to CPS clinical tools and health care directories.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to three concurrent users. 

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Full text of thousands of Canadian and international journals and magazines. Includes business, medical, academic and popular titles.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. Where available, links to the full-text in PDF are provided. Includes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports and policy papers from a variety of sources, including scholarly organizations, professional associations, research centers, university presses, the U.S. Department of Education, and U.S. state and local agencies.

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

French language encyclopedia similar in scope to Encyclopedia Britannica. Content from more than 7,000 authors.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Junior edition of Encyclopédie Universalis. Includes articles on a wide array of topics such as history, geography, science and technology. French-language students are challenged with progressively more complex vocabulary. Includes images and media to facilitate comprehension.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Online access to Facts on File's comprehensive reference works on the ancient, medieval and early modern history of Europe and Japan. Includes full-text access to the four-volume Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, the Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, the Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe, and the three-volume Handbook to Life in the Medieval World.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Watch over 6,500 independent films from more than 50 countries, including dramas, comedies, documentaries, classic film and television, shorts, thrillers and more. There are no apps to download, or checkouts or holds to manage. Stream an unlimited number of films on your computer, tablet, smart phone, or web-enabled TV using an internet browser, on demand! Check our getting started guide for an overview.

Note: due to distribution licensing, some content is unavailable for viewing within Canada.

Access:

In library and at home with your library card.

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Online version of Job White Pages, a weekly magazine listing new job postings throughout the Lower Mainland. Includes an annual salary survey for BC jobs.

Access:

In-library use only.

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BPL's growing collection of fiction and non-fiction e-books and audiobooks, from Overdrive. Download titles to read or listen to on a home computer, e-reader or mobile device. This collection is available only to Burnaby residents. Find out which e-readers are library e-book friendly or check out our getting started guide.

Access:

For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

Learn software, creative and business skills with lynda.com training tutorials. Includes more than 16,000 courses on software programs like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop and Premier, plus courses on career improvement, productivity, marketing and more. Lynda.com also includes tutorials on social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.

Access:

For Burnaby residents, in the library and at home with your library card.

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Interactive online language courses available from home and on your mobile device. Mango focuses on everyday, common conversations to enhance vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and cultural understanding. Choose from among 71 languages, plus ESL courses for speakers of more than 15 different languages. Download our Mango Languages getting started guide [PDF]. Mango Languages can be accessed on a mobile device – see our Mobile and Apps section for details.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals in a broad range of disciplines, including general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains the full text for more than 500 reference books and 100,000 primary source documents, and includes an image collection of more than 500,000 photos, maps and flags.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Streaming audio from thousands of jazz CDs.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to three concurrent users.

Streaming audio from over 75,000 music CDs. Mostly classical but also some jazz, world and music education content. Naxos can be accessed on a mobile device – see our Mobile and Apps section for details.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to six concurrent users.

Streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to three concurrent users.

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A collection of more than 4,000 downloadable audiobooks from Recorded Books, including 100 Canadian titles from Maple Leaf Audio. Download titles to your home computer, or to a mobile device using the OneClickdigital app. First time user? Check out our getting started guide.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Authoritive definitions for more than 500,000 words. Traces the historical usage and meaning of terms, with more than 2.5 million quotations.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Points to the Past provides access to primary source historical material, including maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons and poems for research, teaching and learning. Includes titles from the Smithsonian, publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, documents from the Slavery and Anti-Slavery Transnational Archive, treatises, state papers, declassified documents, British literary manuscripts and more.

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required) within BC.

PressReader provides access to over 5000 publications (newspapers and magazines), in over 60 languages, from 100 countries, and includes an app for mobile devices. The platform can support unlimited, simultaneous users. Check our getting started guide

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. 

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Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

See BC Laws.

Access:

In the library and at home (no library card required).

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This continuously updated company directory allows you to access comprehensive information on 1.5 million Canadian businesses. Find contact information, owner's name, credit rating, sales volume, number of employees and more.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Road to IELTS is a comprehensive online preparation course developed by the British Council. The program includes more than 300 interactive activities with instant feedback, plus video tutorials and mock papers. Suitable for English language learners preparing for the IELTS exam, or simply interested in practicing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to three concurrent users.

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Full text of thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more. Includes a selection of titles covering health and fitness, family, DIY projects, and travel. 

Note: Safari Books Online will time out after a period of inactivity and users will sometimes be presented with a preview screen. To reconnect, see Problems with Safari Books Online.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to four concurrent users.

Online, full-text access the six-volume Magill's Medical Guide, covering diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, issues and recent developments in medicine; the four-volume Salem Health: Cancer, covering more than 800 topics of interest to students, patients and caregivers; the three-volume Salem Health: Genetics, offering nonspecialist information on 460 topics in genetics, from the science behind the field to information on diseases and inherited conditions; and the four-volume Salem Health Complementary and Alternative Medicine, offering information on a variety of topics including acupuncture, aromatherapy, detoxification, herbal medicine and more.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

An online collection of Sesame Street e-books, including both Sesame Street classics and newer titles. Choose from more than 100 read-along e-books, plus e-books with audio narration, animation, interactivity and more.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

Full text of many Statistics Canada publications not available on the Internet.

Access:

In-library use only.

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Tense Buster courses are designed for English language learners at five levels, from beginner to advanced. Includes presentations, exercises, tests and tips to help students improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills. Students learn how to ask questions, make comparisons, and report on what they've heard, in addition to learning how to describe past, present and future events.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card. Limited to three concurrent users.

Read or listen to animated, talking picture books and play literacy games.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

An online collection of read-along titles, including chapter books. Sentences are highlighted as they are read.

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.

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Full text of current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.

Access:

In-library use only.

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Zinio provides full-text digital access to hundreds of magazines, including popular titles such as Consumer Reports, National Geographic, Martha Stewart Living, Esquire, Elle, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and more. For use on your home computer, tablet, smart phone or other mobile device. First-time user? Check out our getting started guide.

 

Access:

In the library and at home with your library card.