Encyclopedias

Library Access to Online Encyclopedias

These databases have information from trusted sources.  You’ll need your library card to log into some of them.

Canadian Encyclopedia
A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips. No library card is required to access these resources on the Internet.

Historica
At Historica Canada, we build awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. Our programs reached nearly 28 million Canadians last year, which makes us the largest independent organization of our kind.

Encyclopedia of British Columbia Online
BC people, places, arts, history, literature and more are covered in this special online encyclopedia. Includes subject guides to help you find articles, photographs, video and sound clips, web links, handy statistics, maps and diagrams, and more.

Points to the Past
This collection has a databases providing you with searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.