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Science 10 - Researching Chemical Processes: Research Databases

Databases & Encyclopedias

Database & Encyclopedia Access: Carson Graham Secondary

A database is a collection of searchable information gathered from a variety of reliable sources.

Why use a research database?

  • Relevant results, immediately accessible & free of pop-up ads
  • Fact-checked, peer-reviewed information
  • Results often only accessed through a subscription

To access, please scroll to bottom of page.


A range of Canadian topics, people, places & events

International viewpoints on  global issues, topics, & current events

  National & global publications, experiments, projects, & reference content

Authoritative periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers, & reference content

 Encyclopedias & specialized reference e-books for multidisciplinary research

 Primary source digital historical content from 1450 - 2008

 Student research interface. Select Explora Secondary. VIDEO: Research Made Easy 

 Includes full-text articles, journals, & newspapers. 

Subject-Specific EBSCO Database Links: 

Science Reference 

Literary Reference 

Canadian POV

Poetry & Short Story Reference

 Medical research & info

 Find books by subject, read reviews & summaries  VIDEO TUTORIAL



Fact-checked encyclopedia with objective articles, biographies, videos, and images


A general reference encyclopedia. Includes French & Spanish


 An encyclopedia about people, places & things in BC

  Canadian Encyclopedia: info on Canada's events, culture, history & landscape

  Encyclopedia of Life: Info on the many life forms on Earth

 Atlas that shares experiences, perspectives, & histories of Indigenous Peoples

Other Resources

North Vancouver City Library North Van City Library Resources (NVCL card required)

 Vancouver Sun ePaper




Access to databases & encyclopaedias:

Username: sd44user Password: nvsd44


Username: BCSD44 Password: research23!