Reading

A wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.

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

Find the perfect book to fit your interests and reading level.

Venture into science, nature, archaeology, space and more. Browse magazines by cover.​

Canoe Kids
This indigenous publication is focused on authentic indigenous voices discussing Cultural Rights, Human Rights Environmental Rights and Equity.”

Encyclopedias

Find Welcome to Reading, Nursery Rhymes and Songs. (Gr. K-2)

Easy for kids to navigate through​ with easy to read articles and thousands of pictures.​​ (Gr. 3-9)

Articles from World Book, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools. Also in French. (Gr. 3-9)

Encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases.​

Find engaging content and tools to draw students into the curriculum related topics and subjects. (Gr. 3-9)

Hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics​. (Gr. 3-9)

Science learning site for upper elementary age children, featuring differentiated content to help struggling readers.

Encyclopedia of British Columbia, with a focus on K to 8 Science content and Grade 4 to 12 Social Studies.

Databases

Here you can choose which databases that you would like to search.

Find full text popular children’s magazines, encyclopedia entries and a large collection of images.

Resources on health topics (includes evidence-based reports, encyclopedia & reference books, fact sheets & pamphlets, news, drug & herb information, images and diagrams, and videos & animations)

This environment and climate change portal provides access to a variety of powerful resources addressing these important issues.

Search for resources here. Try Topic Finder to help you narrow down your topic ideas.​

Videos

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.

Feature films

Choose from tens of thousands of free, educational videos for K to 12.​

Criterion On-Demand

Sites for Teachers

BCcurriculum.pbworks
A great resource for multiple means of representation for the BC Curriculum.

This site includes elementary online, interactive, educational games and simulations, all in one place.

ERAC’s Curriclum Connections

Scroll down on this page to find lesson plans to go with the research databases. The Aboriginal Connections are fantastic!

Tig Tag Science for grades 3-6
 (For science lessons for teachers in Grades 3 to 6)*Special login information is needed.

Teens 101
(For secondary teachers – topics for students in Grade 8 to10) Special Login is needed.

Text to Speech Options / Accessibility

Text to Speech options for research databases.