Explore Your Topic: Education

Our librarians have handpicked the most helpful resources on this topic from the Library collection and online.

Library Databases

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

A community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Read full-text research papers and reviews from open source peer-reviewed journals all subject areas.

 Federal Science Library

 The Federal Science Library is a one-stop, self-serve web portal that makes government research and resources visible to all Canadians by connecting them with the collections of seven departmental libraries. The portal allows users to view or request items from a vast collection of publications in science, technology, engineering and health and other related economic, policy and program information. Wherever possible, departmental publications, reports, data sets and other content are freely available for anyone to access or download. It also gives users the option to expand their search beyond the holdings of the seven federal science libraries to include millions of publications from around the globe.

Federal Science Library partners

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Health Canada
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada

Available in the library and at home within Canada. No library card required.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is home to over 16,000 self-paced online courses, including all of Lynda.com's great content. All of LinkedIn Learning's courses are taught by industry professionals who are excited to share their knowledge with you. Courses are available in English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Whether you want to learn a new skill or get in touch with your creative side, there's a course for everyone on LinkedIn Learning. You can access this tool via your browser or mobile device (using the free app).

Mobile App instruction:

  • Install the LinkedIn Learning app via the Apple or Google Play store.
  • Click Sign in. (If the app is prompting you to sign in as your name, click, not your name, then you'll see the Sign In option.)
  • Click Sign in with your library card.
  • Ourlibrary ID is nvdpl - Note: This is case sensitive.
  • Enter your library card number and PIN.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial.

Mango Languages

Over 70 self-paced language learning courses and dialects. Learners are introduced to vocabulary, cultural insights, grammar and more. The courses are delivered by native speakers. They include critical-thinking and memory-building exercises. Once you have logged in, create a profile to track your learning, or proceed in 'guest' mode.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Browse more than 33,000 articles on science and medicine. PLOS is a publisher dedicated to open research communication with more than 90,000 peer review contributors.

Tumble Book Library K-6 children's ebook database

Listen and read along with some of your favourite picture books by the likes of Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo, Doreen Cronin and many more. Compatible with iPhone and iPad (using browser). Other Languages section includes some books in Spanish and French.

Tumble Math K-6 math ebook database

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math eBooks designed for students. The eBooks combine animation, narration and sound to create stories and teach math concepts. They are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games and quizzes to test and track student progress. Designed for students of all ages, TumbleMath allows students to learn at their own pace and gives them the ability to take ownership over their learning.

On the Web

Research post-secondary programs offered in B.C. and use this tool to compare programs, admission requirements, and tuition.  This resource is managed by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).

The B.C. Open Textbook Collection is home to a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects and specialties. Discover open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.). With hundreds of open textbooks available for you to choose, use, or modify for your course, finding an open textbook that aligns with your curriculum can be a quick and painless process.

Provides access to post-secondary planning information for over 2000 undergraduate programs offered by BC universities, colleges, and institutes.

BCIT Test Centre locations offer testing and invigilation services for students attending other colleges and universities, as well as BCIT distance education students requiring a proctored exam outside of their scheduled exam sessions.

The Office of the Registrar at Athabasca University annually updates a list of Invigilation centres across Canada. This website lists exam invigilation centres in the province of British Columbia.  The list includes fees, which are subject to change for each centre without notice.

SFU Registrar and Information Services is registered with many institutions as an invigilation centre and accommodate most testing requirements including online and international exams.

From BCcampus OpenEd,a searchable collection of open textbooks. The curated collection aligns with the top 40 subject areas in BC. Many of these textbooks have been reviewed and vetted by BC post-secondary faculty. Textbooks can be read online, downloaded, and printed.

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ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades in BC.