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Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals. Information is easily attainable for the most complex term papers. This database is sourced with PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color.


Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. In library use only. 

Auto Repair Source (formally AutoMate)

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

BC Building Code Online

The British Columbia Codes 2012 provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment and are the product of a unique partnership between industry practitioners, construction technology experts, and provincial regulators. This database is available in the library only. If you wish to access this service outside of the library please visit the BC Codes Homepage for information on subscriptions and day passes.

BC Laws

BC Laws is published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Legislative Assembly.

BC Stats

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. BC Stats is in the business of adding value to data and information to support informed decision making and policy development.

What they do:

  • Collect data and perform analysis related to measures of business and economic activity (including GDP) and for performing economic impact assessments
  • Develop indicators on labour and social conditions within B.C.
  • Produce population and demographic estimates for B.C. communities which includes monitoring and reporting on demographic trends in B.C.
  • Conduct small and large scale surveys which inform public sector research, including feedback from employees, program clients, and the general public; inform post-secondary research and accountability.
Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. (Newest is from 2011).

Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines. In addition, it includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics by providing content covering all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine. Information provided in this database is designed to complement, not replace, the advice given by medical professionals.

Europeans Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

This archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750. 

Explora Canada

A place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects, such as art and music, literature, geography, language, arts, history, math, science, social studies and more. 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Global Road Warrior

This is a massive database of constantly updated proprietary editorial and graphics for 175 countries of the world. It provides deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security. Currently, the database has7,000,000+ words of editorial, 1,750+ country maps and 12,000+ photographs This product and others create a product line that distinguishes World Trade Press in the field of electronic data publication.

Grant Connect

Search the Quick Look-up by name or charitable business number to find a specific funder. Visit the Funder Search to identify which funders are most likely to support your organization or project! Use our Gift Explorer to look for organizations like yours that have received gifts, or find a funder that has made grants to organizations in your field! Try the People Seeker to look for a particular individual associated with a funder - an officer, board member, or staff person. In library use only. 


GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


IndieFlix (also kown as RBdigital is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Library and Information Science

Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies as well as access to author profiles including information on more than 5,200 of the most-frequently indexed authors—such as which subject terms are most commonly applied to their articles, and in which publications the author has been published.

Library2Go (Overdrive)

Download eBooks and audiobooks onto your computer, ereader or moblie device.


Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through the Penticton Public Library, you have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

For 20 years, lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—build software, creative, and business skills. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organizations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success.

Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

Milestone Documents in World History

 This resource combines many important, primary source documents, with in-depth expert analysis!


NoveList is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations!

Primary Search

Primary Search provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, the database includes full-text popular magazines including those from Cricket Media, such as Ladybug and Spider. Other magazines include Highlights, Junior Scholastic and dozens more.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Learn online, and get their app for your mobile device!

RBdigital (formally one click digital, Zinio)

RBdigital (formery Zinio, OneClickDigital, IndieFliex) helps you keep up with all your favourite ebooks, audiobooks and magazines while also allowing you to stream thousands of free moives. 


Regional Business News

This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story.

Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers. PDF full text is available for all documents

Teacher Reference
Teacher Reference Center covers a variety of topics of interest to teachers, including:
  • Assessment
  • Best Practices
  • Continuing Education
  • Current Pedagogical Research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Media
  • Language Arts
  • Literacy Standards
  • School Administration
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Teacher Education
TumbleBook Library

TumblePremium is your answer to building reading, math and multiple literacy skills. TumblePremium is the amalgamation of 3 collections (TumbleBookLibrary; TumbleBookCloud Jr; TumbleMath) into one easy access point.

Tumblebooks Cloud

An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and educational videos for middle and high school students.

World Book Info Finder

Doing research? World Book is a great tool to find accurate information. Plus, check out some of their useful research tools like citation builder!

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