Online Databases and Resources

Online Databases

Canadian Encyclopedia

This version of The Canadian Encyclopedia, released in enhanced digital interactive form in October 2013, represents the latest incarnation of a project with a unique history.


EBSCO offers library resources to customers in academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets. Its products include EBSCONET, a complete e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, which supplies a fee-based online research service with 375 full-text databases, a collection of 600,000-plus ebooks, subject indexes, point-of-care medical references, and an array of historical digital archives.

*NOTE: To access EBSCO please see Mrs. Spagnuolo for the STMC username and password.

Encyclopedia British Columbia

The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on British Columbia. With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips,

The Province

The Province is your online source of news on British Columbia, BC, Canada and around the world.

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun is your online source of news on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and around the world.

Worldbook Online

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.

*NOTE: To access Worldbook Online please see Mrs. Spagnuolo for the STMC username and password.

Reference Desk

Burnaby Public Library

New Westminster Public Library

Surrey Public Library

Vancouver Public Library

Search Tools


Bibme quickly generates citations in APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian for your bibliography.

Citation Machine

Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian for free.



Free Online Literature with more than 2000 classic texts, read literature book notes, author biographies, book summaries and reference books.

Google Books

Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results.

Good Reads

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.


LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.

Open Culture

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching.

Open Library

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Ref Seek

Academic search engine for students and researchers. Locates relevant academic search results from web pages, books, encyclopedias, and journals.


Wikibooks is a Wikimedia project for collaboratively writing open-context textbooks that anyone, including you, can edit right now by clicking on the edit link that appears near the top of each Wikibooks page.

Your Next Read

The team behind YourNextRead love to read but do not always have lots of time to search for their next book. The enormous volume and choice of books you can find both online and on the high street these days is both fantastic and daunting. Online reviews and social book websites could be useful and sometimes pointed us towards other interesting books, but in the end we would often ask friends and family for book recommendations.