Online databases

NWSS Online Resources - Secondary (8-12) provide educational and reference information for students. 
 If you access from your school computers, no login or password is required.

If you access from home, please contact NWSS Library to obtain a login and password



JSTOR includes over 1,400 leading academic journals and primary source materials valuable for academic work, including the most current issues of 174 journals.The entire archive is full-text searchable, includes images and multi-media files, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references

EBSCO Resources

EBSCOHost Search


Search all the comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. One can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Novelist An electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

Academic Search Premier

This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Canadian Points of View

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre™  provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides information on 120 key topics of interest to Canadian researchers, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: environment, health, human rights, crime, race, technology, substance abuse, and many more.

Thomson-Gale Resources

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.

World History in Context

NEW ! World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.

Science in Context

NEW ! Science in Context delivers delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:More than 22,000 topic overviews, 7,000 biographies, 16,000 images and videos, 170+ detailed experiments, 8,100 biographies, two dictionaries, and more.


CPI.Q is a onestop resource for researchers in need of information from Canadian-focused journals, magazines, newspapers and reference sources.

Virtual Reference Library

Contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other specialized reference sources published by Gale covering a variety of disciplines.


World Book Student

Includes the articles of the World Book Encyclopedia, a Biography Center, dictionary, atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, and thousands of editor-selected Web sites.

World Book Discover

Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students.

World Book Advanced

Designed for high school and college students,includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

L'Encyclopedie Decouverte

L'Encyclopédie Découverte offre des douzaines d'activités pratiques qui aideront les jeunes élèves à s'intéresser à la recherche.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

La Enciclopedia  Estudiantil Hallazgos en Línea está basada en la Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos producida y desarrollada por World Book, Inc.

Encyclopedia of BC

The Encyclopedia of British Columbia is the definitive reference work on BC.


Career Resources
 Choices Expand student awareness and enthusiasm for career and education possibilities. An engaging online education and career exploration system, Choices Explorer provides extensive libraries of original education, career and recreation articles in an interactive, easy-to-read magazine-style format.

 CareerCruising  With Career Cruising's exceptional assessment tools, detailed occupation profiles, and comprehensive post-secondary education information, you move seamlessly through the career exploration and planning process.  

Queen's Printers of British Columbia

QP LegalEze
QP LegalEze is a web based service offering a complete, comprehensive source of current British Columbia legislation from official sources. This service is produced in partnership with the Ministry of Attorney General and Legislative Assembly. Tutorial videos available HERE.