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Online Articles, Encyclopedias & More

Vancouver Public Library subscribes to thousands of online newspaper, journal and magazine articles, audiobooks, indexes, and other resources. Browse the selection below or try one of our research guides on the topic to point you in the right direction.

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If you know the name of the resource you want, you can find it alphabetically.

Dictionaries | Digital Images | Directories | Ebooks & Downloadable Audiobooks | Encyclopedias | Government Records | Indexes | Instructional Material | Journal & Magazine Articles | Music & Videos | Newspaper Articles | Profiles | Publication Information | Reader's Advisory | Statistics | Statutes & Regulations |

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Newspapers & Mass Media

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Electronic resources are restricted by license agreements to Vancouver Public Library card holders and to on-site users for purposes of research and private study. A few additional electronic resources are limited to City of Vancouver residents when using from home. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information are expressly prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.

For help with our electronic resources, email info@vpl.ca.