Legislative Library of British Columbia

E-Resources for MLAs and Assembly Staff

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These databases and e-resources can be used to search for journal, news, and magazine articles as well as documents, reports, and ebooks. There are also tools to assist with language learning, grant requests, and legislative research. 

The Legislative Library provides access to these e-resources for their primary clients. Remote users will be asked to log in with their Assembly ID. ​

Need help with choosing or using a database? Contact the reference desk at 250-387-6510 or email llbc.ref@leg.bc.ca



Access Canadian national and leading regional papers. Includes the Vancouver Sun, Province, Times Colonist and Globe and Mail.​

Multidisciplinary database. Find articles on politics, business, economics, health, science, education, technology, social sciences and law. Also includes access to Canadian, U.S., and international newspapers, dissertations and Hoover's Company Records.

Canadian Research Index
Indexes publications from the federal, provincial, and territorial governments (except Nunavut). Also includes some scientific and technical reports; policy, social economic and political reports; Statistics Canada monographs and serials. Coverage varies.

Comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. CBCA is updated daily with full-text content (1985 to present) and bibliographic content (1971 to present). Fully searchable abstracts are available for all full-text articles. Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from a broad range of Canadian sources.


Access ebooks from major Canadian publishers. You can also keyword search thousands of publications from Canadian public policy institutes, think tanks, and government agencies.

Language Learning

Mango teaches conversation skills for over 50 languages. Contact the Library to set up an account.



Grant Connect provides searchable, detailed information on Canadian grantmaking foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

A comprehensive reference for the province. Access The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, Far West: The Story of British Columbia, Where Mountains Meet the Sea: The History of Coastal British Columbia and other reference books about BC. 

Canadian Oxford Dictionary​
Access the 2nd ed​ition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.​​ 

Editing Canadian English 3 Online (ECE3)
A style guide and reference manual written by expert Canadian editors. Regular updates keep this guide current in subjects such as Canadianization, inclusivity, spelling, citation, and working with French in an English text. ​​


​Legislation and Parliamentary Materials​​​

​​Search BC statutes and regulations, key federal legislation, bills, and Orders in Council​.