Explore Your Topic: Education

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

Library Databases

 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.

Mango Languages

NVDPL now offers Mango Languages to NVDPL cardholders. 

Mango is an online language learning service that includes over 70 languages for English speakers and English language courses for speakers of 18 other languages.

Where will you go Mango? From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Pirate, Mango has virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you don’t have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski."

Create a simple profile to track your progress and let the learning begin.

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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).

 B.C. Ministry of Education website with links to distance education institutions including secondary school completion programs and post-secondary education.

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.

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.

ICES evaluates formal for-credit educational programs of study for people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms.

Through the B.C. Ministry of Education, get help with post-secondary tuition and fees. Learn about the scholarships and awards available to Grade 12 students completing high school.