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New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
BC Historical Newspapers Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Vancouver Sun, Times-Colonist, and Province newspapers archival collection
All British Columbia and Yukon residents now have online access to three Canadian historical newspaper archives: the Vancouver Sun (1912-2010), the Times-Colonist (1884-2010) and The Province (1894-2010). The papers are part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection, one of the world’s largest digital newspaper archives.
Birds of the World This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Birds of North America
Provides detailed scientific information (species accounts) for over 10,000 species of birds around the world. Resource is a compilation of four major ornithological works, bird observation data, and resources from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Collection contains image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from the extensive collection in Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.
Can-Core Academic Videos This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Can Core AV
Can-Core is a core curriculum content platform for use in Canadian schools. The content is 100% Canadian Produced and has been selected for its strong curriculum fit.
Drama Online (National Theatre Collection1) This link opens in a new window
30 filmed performances including: comedies such as One Man, Two Guvnors; 20th Century classics including A Streetcar Named Desire, Les Blancs, and Yerma; 9 Shakespeare plays; literary adaptations such as: Frankenstein and Small Island; and Greek Classics including Antigone and Medea
Social Justice Suite This link opens in a new window
This suite contains the following databases:
- Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law;
- Gun Regulation and Legislation in America;
- Civil Rights and Social Justice;
- Open Society Justice Initiative
- LGBTQ+ Rights.