Unless noted as OPEN ACCESS, all indexes and databases listed below are available only on campus (New Westminster and Regional Campuses). Off-campus access is available to all JIBC faculty/staff and students. Contact the Library for the Username and Password required to access these resources.

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Academic Search CompletePermissions
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more. Includes:
- More than 13,800 indexed and abstracted journals
- More than 9,000 full-text journals
- Full text for more than 7,800 peer-reviewed journals
- PDF content dating back as far as 1887
- Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,400 journals
- Updated daily

Access MedicinePermissions
Full-text access to more than 80 medical titles such as ...

Create a profile to access: flash cards, games, case files, videos, patient education sheets, drug information, and images.

Anatomy TV (includes Anatomy & Physiology Online)   Permissions
A comprehensive selection of dynamic, interactive modules featuring more than 6,500 highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models. Modules focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems. Anatomy & Physiology includes 19 comprehensive modules on the human body , 3D anatomy and new integrated physiology content. Visit Primal Pictures Online User Guide.

Now available as a mobile app on the Android Play Store or iTunes!



Published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and  the Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.  BC Laws has been upgraded to provide enhanced searching and more content including historical legislation and related publications such as BC Gazette, full text Orders-in-Council, and Tables of Legislative Changes.


Site of the Provincial Government of British Columbia's largest concentration of statistical products, services and expertise.

Bibliography of Native North Americans   Permissions
Native North American Literature can be found in a bibliographic database called Bibliography of Native North Americans. This database covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life, including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend and literacy and contains more than 100,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage range from the sixteenth century to the present.

BioMed Central   OPEN ACCESS

BioMed Central publishes 237 peer-reviewed open access journals.  Topics include all areas of biology and medicine.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Edition  Permissions
This database provides access to more than 100 full-text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences and the health care system. Designed for doctors, research scientists, students and clinical specialists, this collection can be searched independently, but also allows users to conveniently link to full text from citations within MEDLINE®.

British Columbia Building Code  Permissions
Close out of your browser completely to switch between the Building Code and Fire Code.
Provides full text access to the 2012 BC Building Code.  The code sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.

British Columbia Fire Code  Permissions 
To access the BC Fire Code, click on  AGREE at the initial BC Building Code page. Close out of your browser completely to switch between the Building Code and Fire Code.
Provides full text access to the 2012 BC Fire Code. The Code sets out technical provisions regulating: activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings & facilities. It also covers the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards; and protection measures for current or intended use of buildings.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Centre  Permissions
A comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR). This collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas that are integral to BC/DR.

Business Source Complete  Permissions
Business Source Complete provides the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business including marketing, management, MIS, accounting, finance and economics. The database offers full text from 11,200 sources including more than 1,100 scholarly business journals.


Canadian Newsstream   Permissions  
Access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers. Includes the complete available electronic backfile for most newspapers, providing full access to the articles, columns, editorials and features published in each. Some backfiles date as far back as the late 1970s.

Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).
Federal and Provincial legislation, decisions and commentary.  Freely accessible.

CBCA Business & Current Affairs (CBCA Complete)   Permissions    

This database is a longstanding, comprehensive Canadian periodical collection covering multiple subjects and topics, with millions of full-text records. Accessible to readers and researchers at every level, the Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database features a diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, reports, radio and television transcripts, news, dissertations, and more.

Child Welfare Information Gateway  OPEN ACCESS

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. This site provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

CINAHL Complete   Permissions  
Covers all aspects of nursing, allied health (including paramedic and pre-hospital care), consumer health, patient education information, and more. Provides access to more than 1,300 full text journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.CINAHL Complete also includes indexing for more than 5,000 journals, searchable cited references for more than 1,460 journals, full text dating back to 1937, and more than 4 million records in total.

CRCnetBase    Permissions
(by Taylor & Francis)

Forensic and Law Enforcement
"Featuring works by esteemed criminologists and forensic practitioners, this unparalleled e-library boasts an ever-growing number of essential references in crisis management and negotiation methods, arson and homicide investigation, expert witnessing, and forensic pathology. This versatile invaluable product is well-suited to the needs of the smallest of sheriff’s departments to large governmental law enforcement agencies, such as the CIA, DEA, and FBI".

Homeland Security
"From emergency response and disaster planning to counterterrorism, this eBook collection includes resources for emergency preparedness and response to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, transportation security, biodefense, detection of radioactive and radiological materials, and research on next-generation security technologies".

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (CJA)   Permissions
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text is the full-text counterpart of Criminal Justice Abstracts. This resource includes bibliographic records and full text covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text’s coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video   
From Alexander Street Press.  Includes hundreds of hours of video for professionals and students in criminal justice and public safety. Documentaries and interviews provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system.  Featuring titles by In the Line of Duty, BBC, and A&E Television. NOTE: Users may create (for free) their own personal account to create playlists or save clips.

Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest)   Permissions 
A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications, dissertations, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.


DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals  OPEN ACCESS

Provides access to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects. There are over 2600 journals in this directory of which over 750 journals are searchable at the article level.

DynaMed Plus    Permissions
A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. [EBSCO]

Need assistance with DynaMed Plus?

  • How can I use a Personal Account to login to DynaMed Plus and the DynaMed Plus app?
  • How do I install and authenticate the DynaMed Plus app on my mobile device?
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    EBMR: Evidence Based Medicine Reviews   Permissions 
    Evidence-based medicine is a movement in health care that encourages physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals to seek out, appraise and apply the best evidence from the medical literature when confronted with patient treatment decisions. The EBMR database provides systematic reviews of topics, article reviews and access to definitive controlled trials. Contains 4 sources: ACP Journal Club, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE).
    NOTE: All Cochrane Systematic Reviews published from February 2013 will be available open access 12 months after publication in The Cochrane Library.

    eBook Academic Collection  Permissions
    This EBSCO collection contains more than 119,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles. Includes Short Stories and covers subject areas such as Criminology, Education, Fire Science, Leadership, Medical, Political Science, Social Science, and many others. 
    EBSCO provides the following excellent tutorials to help you get started. If you have questions about the use of mobile devices, visit EBSCO's eBook Support Page.
    Searching for eBooks 
    Downloading eBooks 
    Before getting started:
    1. You will need to Create an Adobe ID & mobile devices will need Bluefire Reader installed
    2. Ensure that you have a "My EBSCO Account" and are currently signed in before attempting a download. 

    eBook Nursing Collection Permissions

    Designed for use in hospitals, medical institutions and academic institutions with nursing or allied health programs, this subscription collection features 550 hand-selected, quality ebooks that focus on the needs of nursing professionals, including clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks and professional growth titles.

    EBSCO databases:

    Academic Search Complete
    Bibliography of Native North Americans   
    Biomedical Reference Collection
    Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Centre
    Business Source Complete
    CINAHL Complete
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (CJA) 
    EBSCO Open Dissertation
    eBook Academic Collection
    eBook Nursing Collection
    MEDLINE with Full Text
    Military and Government Collection
    Regional Business News
    Social Work Reference Center  
    SocINDEX with Full Text

    eCPS replaced by RxTx3

    EBSCO Open Dissertations OPEN ACCESS

    OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Created with the generous support of the H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, it incorporates EBSCO’s previously released American Doctoral Dissertations, and features additional dissertation metadata contributed by select colleges and universities from around the world. Providing researchers with citations to graduate research across a span of time, from the early 20th century to the present, this database will continue to grow through regular updates and new partnerships with graduate degree-granting institutions.

    ERIC   Permissions 

    ERIC®, the Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,194,000 records and links to more than 100,000 full-text documents from ERIC.


    Fire Articles Index  OPEN ACCESS

    Provides abstracts and indexing for over 48,000  journal articles; last updated December 2012. Compiled by the Library of the New York State Academy of Fire Science. For newer articles, search U.S. Fire Administration Library.

    FIREINF + OSHUpdate  Permissions  
    Provides users with access to more than 1,1,000 records including over 86,250 full text documents related to the fire service and Occupational Safety & Health. Including: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, European Union Legislation, ILO Conventions, Protocols and Recommendations, International Full Text Collection, Irish Legislation (Acts and SIs), NSAI Standards Full Text, and UK Legislation.

    First Nations Periodical Index  OPEN ACCESS

    The First Nations Periodical Index is a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee. This Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content and serves as a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.


    Google Scholar    

    Users must access Google Scholar though our databases (behind the proxy server) in order to export citations to their RefWorks account.

    You can link the Justice Institute of British Columbia Library to Google Scholar by changing the Library Links setting in Google Scholar. This allows you to access the Library's subscriptions when searching Google Scholar.  

    1. Go to Google Scholar and click on the three lines in the top left corner.

    2. Click on Settings.

    3. Click on Library Links.

    4. Enter Justice Institute of British Columbia in the search box.

    5. Select the two instances and click Save.

    6. Now when you search in Google Scholar, you will see links next to items in your search results.

    • "Find It @ JIBC" for items originating from one of our EBSCO databases. 
    • ProQuest Fulltext"  for items originating from one of our ProQuest databases 

    NOTE:  Your settings will be saved until your clear your cache, at which time you will have to re-select the library links.

    Google Scholar


    Health Sciences Online  OPEN ACCESS

    Delivers authoritative, comprehensive, free, and ad-free health sciences knowledge. Search and browse any health sciences topic from over 50,000 courses, references, guidelines, and other learning resources. Materials are selected from accredited educational sources including universities, governments, and professional societies, by HSO staff.

    Homeland Security Digital Library   Permissions

    Over 90,000 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.


    ICI Society: Integrated Cadastral Information Society   OPEN ACCESS

    The link above provides open access to users to generate and print maps.

    The Integrated Cadastral Information Society provides a large collection of GIS data for British Columbia including the Cadastre Fabric, assessment data, TRIM maps, etc. The data comes from municipalities, crown agencies, First Nations, and several BC ministries.

    Authorized users (faculty and staff) can obtain datasets (located behind the members area) by contacting Christine-Louise Dujmovich, eResources Librarian, and identifying your data needs. Authorized users (faculty and staff) will be required to read and sign a data use agreement before receiving a copy of datasets from the library.


    LWW JBI Book Collection 2011     Permissions

    Based in Australia, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)—one of the world’s leading evidence-based practice organizations—has developed an evidence-based practice model that is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry. 

    LWW Total Access Collection 2018 with Neurology   Permissions
    LWW (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) Total Access Collection 2018 with Neurology is a complete collection of over 300 journals that specialize in such areas as medicine, nursing and life sciences. This collection brings all LWW titles, from essential core journals to specialized resources in such areas as nursing and bioscience, into one knowledge base.


    MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)   Permissions
    MEDLINE with Full Text provides access to the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database and offers the full text for more than 1,370 of those journals indexed. Articles cover topics in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

    MEDLINE (OVID)   Permissions
    (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 12 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Articles cover topics in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

    Military and Government Collection   Permissions 
    Compilation of periodicals, academic journals and other content providing current news on all branches of the military and government. This Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 300 journals and periodicals.


     NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts   Permissions

    A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. Includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications and crime reports. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.

    NFPA Fire Codes   Permissions
    NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) develops and publishes more than 300 timely consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks. Contains the full text of all NFPA Fire Codes, current and previous editions. Also includes Handbook Commentary, displayed on the main page of the code in a separate tab.

    NFPA Handbook Commentary

    NOTE: If you download a document, please follow the pop-up instructions and enter your name in the designated user "box", then click accept.



    OAIster Digital Repository  OPEN ACCESS

    OAIster is an open-access database of academically-oriented digital resources, freely available to everyone over the Web.



    The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Produced by the National Center for PTSD, United States Department of Veteran Affairs, electronically available to the public. Links include PTSD Research Quarterly and Clinician's Trauma Update Online (CTU Online)

    NOTE: To access the database click onSearch the PILOTS Database (mid-page).

    PLoS (Public Library of Science) OPEN ACCESS

    PLoS publishes seven peer-reviewed open-access journals across the full range of life and health sciences (i.e. biology, medicine, computational biology, genetics, pathogens, and neglected tropical diseases).

    Points to the Past   OPEN ACCESS

    Provides free perpetual access to nearly 200 million pages of digital historical content to all BC Residents. Supported by University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University LibraryIn collaboration with Gale, part of Cengage Learning.


    An online database of more than 550 peer-reviewed academic journals from 200 university presses and scholarly societies around the world. Disciplines covered include Criminology, Education, Law, Medicine and Health, Sociology, Women's Studies, and many others.

    ProQuest databases:

    Canadian Newsstream 
    CBCA Business & Current Affairs (CBCA Complete)
    Criminal Justice Periodical Index (CJPI)
    NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts  

    PsycARTICLES   Permissions

    PsycARTICLES delivers access to the newest findings and scholarship in peer-reviewed American Psychological Association articles. Subjects covered include abnormal psychology, art therapy, behavioral neuroscience, educational psychology, emotion, experimental psychology, family counseling, play therapy, prevention and treatment, public policy and law, rehabilitation, and social work.

    PsycINFO Permissions

    PsycINFO is the world's largest abstract resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Published by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO is the definitive citation index for all psychology-related disciplines. Subjects covered in this database include addictive behaviors, administration, behavioral sciences and law, eating disorders, family issues, mental health policy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and sociology.


    Limited full-text, no link to JIBC holdings.


    Quicklaw   Permissions   

    Lexis Advance Quicklaw replaces the classic Quicklaw providing an intuitive single-search interface with expanded delivery options to more than 2,300 databases of law and related information from Canada, the United States, and other countries. This collection includes caselaw, statutes, regulations, bills, and other materials including texts (e.g. Irwin Law titles), articles, newsletters, and press releases. Visit the Lexis Advance Quicklaw User Guide or Overview (YouTube) for information on this new interface.

    Quickscribe   Permissions

    Quickscribe includes full text access to all BC Statutes and Regulations as well as a growing list of key federal legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada, Divorce Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act  to name a few. Users may also access Orders in Councils, Bills, repealed laws, point-in-time archived legislation and other "related" industry- specific documents. Offers delivery of RSS feeds to provide you with instant notification of new amendments to relevant legislation in your research area. Legislation found on Quickscribe Online is updated daily. For information on how to use this database, visit Quickscribes 2.0 Training Webinar posted online.



    RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool that is available to JIBC students, faculty, and staff. 

    Regional Business News   Permissions
    A supplemental database to Business Source Elite. With daily updates, Regional Business News provides comprehensive full text for regional business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 60 sources.

    RxTx3    Permissions   

    Formerly eCPS. Now includes the following:

    • CPS: Compendium of Pharmaceuticals & Specialties
    • CTC 7: Compendium of Therapeutic Choices                                       
    • CPMA 2: Compendium of Products For Minor Ailments      
    • CTMA 2: Compendium of Therapeutics For Minor Ailments       
    • Lexi Interact      
    • Patient handouts


    Sage Open  OPEN ACCESS

    Compilation of published peer-reviewed, original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.

    Social Work Reference Center     Permissions
    An information resource for social workers and mental health professionals. It covers a wide array of topics such as adolescent health, aging, behavioral and mental health, clinical social work, end-of-life care, and diversity and equality. Social Work Reference Center is written by a respected editorial faculty that creates content using a strict evidence-based editorial policy focused on systematic identification, evaluation and consolidation of the most current clinical research.

    SocINDEX with Full Text   Permissions
    SocINDEX™ with Full Text is a comprehensive sociology research database. SocINDEX with Full Text offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

    SSRN - Social Science Research Network  OPEN ACCESS

    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 228,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 187,500 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.

    Statistics Canada  OPEN ACCESS

    Statistics Canada collects, compiles, analyses, abstracts and publishes statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada.  An easy way to locate statistics is to use the CANSIM database.  Updated daily, CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database.  Additionaly, the Census provides statistics complied from Canada's 2011 census.  There are also the Summary Tables for an overview of statistical information, by province or territory, or by metropolitan area.

    Stat!Ref   Permissions
    STAT!Ref is an online cross-searchable, healthcare reference that integrates core medical textbooks with evidence-based resources and innovative tools. Provides access to the full-text of several medical textbooks, such as EKG Plain & Simple, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, and more!


    Thomson Reuters ProView

    ProView is the way to read Thomson Reuters e-books, published primarily for the legal, accounting, human resources, and tax professions.

    Online access is provided to the following titles, licensed by JIBC:

    • Admissibility of Statements
    • Breathalyzer Law in Canada: The Prosecution and Defence of Drinking and Driving Offences
    • Canadian Criminal Code Offences
    • Canadian Criminal Procedure
    • Canadian Emergency Management and Response Manual: A Guide to the Law and Practice
    • Criminal Code Driving Offences: A Companion Text for Breathalyzer Law In Canada
    • DNA: A Practical Guide
    • Electronic Evidence in Canada 
    • The Law of Fraud and Related Offences
    • Search and Seizure Law in Canada
    • Visual Evidence
    • Weapons Offences Manual
    • Wiretapping and Other Electronic Surveillance: Law and Procedure


    U.S. Fire Administration Library   OPEN ACCESS

    The U.S. Fire Administration’s Library provides information and resources on fire, emergency management and other all-hazards subjects. With our collection of more than 208,000 books, reports, audiovisual materials and indexed articles, the Library supports National Emergency Training Center (NETC) student and faculty research, classroom lectures, and development of course materials.

    Last updated April 30, 2019