A research database is a collection of searchable information gathered from a variety of reliable sources.


To access these resources from home, go to the West Vancouver Digital Resources page.  A Username and Password (for at home access) can be obtained at the library or by contacting Mrs. Smith at

Grade 4 - 7

EBSCO Explora

Access to all available EBSCO licensed databases in a text search format. Users can select to limit databases searched above the search bar.

Grade 4 - 7

Middle Schools Explora

Designed for middle school libraries, Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such as history, current events, science and sports, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.

Grade 4 - 7

Gale - Canada in Context

Kindergarten - Grade 7

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms.