The most relevant and trusted information out there isn't on the web – it's in our databases. Databases provide access to a variety of information sources, such as newspapers, magazines, journals, car repair manuals, and building codes. They are available only by subscription... and subscription costs are paid for by the Port Moody Library on your behalf!
To get started, all you need is your library card and PIN number. Your PIN number is usually the last four digits of your phone number. An alphabetical list of databases is provided below. Check out our eResources by topic pages for subject access.
A to Z list of databases
Academic Search Elite
Articles from scholarly journals in nearly every area of study. For students and researchers.
Information about all areas of science and math, plus diagrams, biographies, timelines and lots of science fair project ideas.
Auto Repair Reference Centre
Authoritative automotive repair information. Covers vehicles of the past 30 years, and includes virtually any system on your vehicle.
BC Building Codes Online
Online version of the BC Building Code, Plumbing Code, and Fire Code.
Available in library only.
Business Plans Handbook - Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search for business plans for all kinds of businesses. Funded by the Sutherland Foundation and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Business Source Premier
Full text for more than 8,000 business publications back to 1965, and covers virtually all subject areas related to business.
Includes articles, biographies, timelines and more. A good overview of key Canadian people, places and events.
Full text coverage of daily and regional Canadian newspapers including the Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Coquitlam NOW.
Career Cruising (use from home)
Career Cruising (in library only)
Find the right career, explore education and training options, build a resume and search jobs.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer and scholarly information on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic, naturopathic and integrated medicine.
Find product reviews and ratings on appliances, cars, electronics, home and garden, health, fitness, children, food, personal finance, travel and more.
Provides full-text articles from hundreds of popular and academic magazines and journals.
Online version of the world's largest English language encyclopedia. Includes dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, timeline and the year in review.
Encyclopedia British Columbia
Contains BC history, geography, economy and current affairs.
A general enclopedia in French, useful tool for French Immersion students. Includes maps and current articles.
Access a variety of children's magazines, encyclopedia articles and images. Suitable for elementary and middle school students.
Learning Express Library
Practice tests, tutorials and courses for math, reading, writing, computer skills, LSAT, TOEFL, citizenship exams, jobs, career development and more.
This unofficial consolidation of the Statutes and Regulations of the Province of British Columbia give access to all the current statutes, as well as to bills still in process and to all the Hansard debates. Available in library only.
LISTA - Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
LISTA contains articles from all the major library journals for those interested in the field of library science.
Popular magazines covering nearly all subjects including current events, books and reading, consumer information, health and more.
One-stop guide to fiction, including genres, authors and award winners, as well as book discussion suggestions and author interviews.
eAudiobooks. Choose from thousands of full-length audiobooks. Features top Canadian titles. No waiting, no holds queues. Always available, 24/7 for download to your computer or mobile device. You’ll need to create a one-time-only OneClickdigital account in order to access.
Read full-page images of newspapers from 70 countries in 37 languages.
Contains popular elementary school magazine articles and pamphlets.
A collection of articles from a wide variety of magazines for younger children. Also includes a general encyclopedia, animal information and a picture file.
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Online
The latest vehicle safety and inspections standards and related BC legislation. Available in library only.
World Book Online Reference Centre
The new online version of World Book with animation, videos, pictures, sounds and maps. Preschool to adult. Includes French and Spanish versions.
World Data Analyst
An Encyclopedia Britannica database providing country profiles and statistical comparisons between countries.
Full digital copies of your favourite magazines. View magazines on your computer or mobile device.