Research


Databases for In-Library Use Only

Last Updated April 29, 2020

KnowBC Online **While this is typically available only in-library from our public computers, Harbour Publishing has made KnowBC available for free to all, from any device, during COVID-19—no need for a library card. Includes the following resources: Encyclopedia of British Columbia – With more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables,


Homework & Research Help for Teens

Last Updated July 2, 2019

Homework Tips There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites


Local Links

Last Updated August 6, 2020

Bowen Island Municipality Bowen Island Arts Council Bowen Island Undercurrent Newspaper Bowen Tourism Bowen Community Recreation Bowen Ferry Schedule


Complete List of Electronic Resources (A-Z)

Last Updated June 16, 2021

Below are digital resources that our library subscribes to. These collections and databases contain loads of information not necessarily found through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log into most of these databases. Auto Repair Source, (formerly AutoMate), features content from the original equipment manufacturers including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance


Statistics

Last Updated April 28, 2015

British Columbia Statistics – the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. They offer data services, business and economic statistics, labour and social statistics, population stats, and survey and analysis. The World Bank – The Data Catalogue provides download access to over 2,000 indicators from World Bank data sources. DataBC – Provided by


Law & Government

Last Updated May 13, 2020

Library Databases Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log in. Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only) – Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation. Websites Legal Government Legal Resources at Our Library


Homework & Research Help for Kids

Last Updated May 30, 2019

Homework Tips There are loads of resources to help you with your homework. Library databases have lots of useful information that’s not necessarily available through Google. Plus, you know you can trust this information. Many websites can also help you with your homework, but make sure you’re safe while surfing the Internet, that the websites


Home & Consumer Information

Last Updated June 16, 2015

Websites ConsumerSearch Features product reviews from a variety of quality sources. EnerGuide The Canadian government’s guide to energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, and more. FurnaceCompare.com Ratings and reviews on thousands of air conditioners, boilers, furnaces and heat pumps.    


Health, Medical & Wellness

Last Updated February 12, 2021

Library Databases Websites Health Resources at Our Library Medicine, popular Alternative medicine Health Medical Equipment to Borrow (Med Shed)    


Genealogy

Last Updated June 16, 2015

BC Genealogical Society – The main genealogy society for the Vancouver area. They have regular meetings in Burnaby … Website has links to their catalogue and other sites for genealogy. Canadian Genealogy Centre – A gateway to Canada’s genealogical resources provided by Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, advice, services and research tools.