ERAC Classroom Bundle:


Explora Primary 
An interface appropriate for use in elementary and middle schools that searches both Primary Search & Middle Search Plus.

Explora Secondary 
The secondary interface to access the following databases: Primary SearchMiddle Search PlusMasterfile Premier, and Canadian Reference Center

NoveList K-8 Plus- A readers' advisory tool including information on K-8 fiction and non-fiction materials, and book talks, book lists, reviews, recommended reads, and more!

Middle Search Plus- Searchable magazines and newspapers articles, biographies and video for middle years learners.

Canadian Reference Centre- Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines.

EBSCO Magazines
Access to a selection of Magazines in the EBSCO licensed databases

Consumer Health Complete- "Provides content covering all areas of health, wellness" and medicine. Includes articles, images, videos and other content.

MasterFile Premier- General reference resource; "covers business, health, education, science and more".

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia- Provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. Thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning.

GreenFILE- "Covers the environment; topics include climate change, green building, pollution, renewable energy, recycling, and more".

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts- Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Teacher Reference Center - TRC provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.

From World Book:

World Book Early World of Learning: Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, Know It, Story Corner, Nursery...  World Book Timelines
Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history;

World Book Kids- For early learners; "features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, illustrations, videos, comparison tools, and more". World Book Student- For learners in the intermediate years; includes articles from and other learning resources and research tools.

World Book Advanced- Senior level resource; includes encyclopedia, multimedia and ebook content and primary sources. L'Encyclopédies Découverte- "propose les articles et les vastes possibilités du contenu médiatique de World Book en français canadien".

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos- "Offers World Book’s content, rich media, and engaging features in Spanish". World Book Discover- Great World Book reference content in a differentiated site with extensive learning and language support.

Science Power - A visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary age children, featuring differentiated content to help struggling readers master the material.


From Gale/Cengage:

Global Issues in Context- "Issues and countries; uses multimedia to explain the historical and current conditions necessary to understand global issues Science in Context- "Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics"

Gale Virtual Reference Library- Offers students, researchers, and professionals a wide variety of full-text interdisciplinary content on virtually any subject area to tackle their assignments, papers, projects, and presentations. Canada in Context - spans the North American continent to deliver a full range of country-specific topics (including First Nations and the government of Canada)
National Geographic for Kids -
Takes children aged 6 to 14 on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space through reputable, authoritative and appropriate content that is fun and substantive

Greenr -
The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues.

PowerSearch -
PowerSearch 2.0 simplifies browsing through Gale's more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents. The interface provides users a Web-like experience and includes added features that appeal to and empower library researchers.


Other Useful Databases

Passport to the Internet - Interactive tutorial covering online safety teaches students the critical thinking skills they need to apply to their online experiences.

KnowBC -
Online Database of all things BC, including History, Marine Life, and Important People.

MyBluePrint: -
Information and tools to support students’ exploration into career and post-secondary opportunities


From Queen's Printer BC:


From ProQuest:

LegalEze- BC law resource; access is available from school only. Provides access to the current and archived laws of BC, the Hansard and more. CultureGrams- Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.

ERAC Toolkit:

ERAC Toolkit- These materials have been developed by teachers for teachers, to help you get the most out of these databases.