Library Databases


Find information on almost any topic. Explora brings together content from Ebsco's well-known databases: Academic Search Elite, MasterFile and Kids Search.

Issues and Controversies

A good source for debates and research papers, particularly if you are not able to find a current book on a topic. Pros, cons and background information for over 800 hot topics in politics, the environment, healthcare and more. 

Science Online

Offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview in all areas of science and math. Content is organized by subject area and type of resource, such as diagrams, timelines and videos. 

World Book

Excellent selection of encyclopedia articles, pictures, maps, charts and audio and video clips on a wide variety of topics. Perfect for students of all ages.

On the Web

Adventures in Chemistry

Discover what it's like to be a chemist through this website brought to you by the American Chemical Society. Also, learn through activities about solids, liquids, gases, the earth, and human body processes.

Bill Nye the Science Guy

For videos, articles, home experiment demos, pop quizzes and more, check out Bill Nye's website, which also includes Bill's personal blog.

Catch the Science Bug

Solve science puzzles, do your own scientific investigations or learn more about what scientists do on the job.

Climate Kids

Offers kids clear answers to questions on global climate change through sections on weather, air, the ocean, fresh water, carbon, energy, plants and animals and technology. Includes educational games, activities, crafts, videos and information on green careers.

How Stuff Works

Thousands of articles on how things work, from bullets to venus flytraps.

Hubble Site

Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.

Kid's Space

Brought to you by the National Earth Science Teachers Association, this website offers games, study guides, an online journal to record your observations and a great 'Ask a Scientist' feature.


Gather information about the human body, diseases and health problems or check out the glossary of medical terms available at this website.

Nasa Kids’ Club

This website is perfect for space lovers and features puzzles, games, educational colouring pages, bios of each member of the Expedition 35 space crew and much more!


Prepare for the Science Fair

This video, featured on NASA, the Science Channel, PBS Kids and National Geographic Kids, will teach you how to prepare for a science fair.

Science World Youtube Channel

Check out the Vancouver Science World Youtube channel for fun science-related videos.