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Library Resources to Support Teaching and Learning

Reference Books

The Library subscribes to Credo Reference, a suite of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.                       

Directly access this resource through the Research Database link on the homepage.

Or, from your Summon search on the homepage, use the Reference filter under content type, and link to articles within individual reference titles.



Individual key reference titles:

Search Most of the Library's Collections at Once

Summon is the large search box on the Library's homepage.

Searching here will bring up material from most of our databases and library catalogue.

So your search results will not only include books and e-books, but also:

  • videos
  • journal articles
  • newspaper articles
  • other kinds of reports and web resources

Because the results are pulled from so many sources, your search will likely bring up thousands of matches.

Be sure to use the filters on the left of the screen to focus and narrow your search.

Browse by Subject Headings

More of a browser? Try these subject headings.

Subject headings are assigned to all items in the Library's catalogue. Think of these as "tags".

Find and Order Books @ Other Libraries

You can find books at other BC Libraries by using Outlook Online.

Look for items at other Canadian University Libraries. You can request a book from another institution using our interlibrary loan service