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Online Databases

EBSCOThe County Library Co-operative purchases annual subscriptions to a variety of commercial online databases that can be accessed via the Internet.  These databases provide remote access to the full-text of hundreds of newspapers, periodicals and reference books and can be used by an unlimited number of people simultaneously.  The databases cover a wide spectrum of subject areas from cur​rent events to history, and from science to literature.  Free access is provided to the library patrons of all member libraries.

Currently, the County Co-operative has subscriptions to seventeen different databases:



​1.​
Canadian points of view referencre center


Canadian Points of View


​2.
Canadian Reference Centre


Canadian Reference Centre


​3.
Consumer Health Complete


Consumer Health Complete


4.
Cypress Resume


Cypress Resume


​5.
Flipster


Flipster


6.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center


7.
Home Improvement Reference Center


Home Improvement Reference Center


​8.
Learning Express Library


Learning Express Library


​9.
​Literary Reference Center


Literary Reference Center


10.
Mango Languages


Mango Languages


11.
Masterfile Premier


Masterfile Premier


​12.
NoveList Plus


NoveList Plus


​13.
NoveList K-8


NoveList K-8



14.
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PressReader


15.
Primary Search


Primary Search


​16.
Science Reference Center


Science Reference Center


17.
​Small Engine Repair Reference Center


Small Engine Repair Reference Center


The subscriptions are chosen in consultation with the Chief Librarians' Committee and are selected to ensure that they do not duplicate products purchased by local library boards.  These subscriptions are quite expensive, but the Co-operative and its members can achieve economies of scale by centralizing their purchase.  Moreover, they allow small libraries to provide enhanced reference service at no direct cost to their operating budget. ​