Research & Learn

Databases are great research tools as they give you online access to a variety of published information sources, such as newspapers, magazines and journals.

You can also use the databases when all the books on the subject you want are out. As a library user, you can use these databases for free.

Learn more about using databases for your research needs:

Database User Guides

Get more tips and tricks on doing research for your projects:

Research Tips

The resources in this section are accessible from anywhere if you have a Richmond Library Card. Get A Library Card.
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Encyclopaedia Universalis

A French info service providing an encyclopedia, an atlas, subject guides and much more.
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Business Plans Handbook

A collection of actual business plans by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
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eLibrary Canada

An online general reference resource particularly aimed at Canadian school students.
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MasterFILE

Online database for full text magazine, images, reference books & primary sources.
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Auto Repair

Repair information on major manufacturers of auto vehicles, even vintage makes from 1945!
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Greenwood ESL

Greenwood ESL provides a large number of web-based English lessons.
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The resources in this section are only available within Richmond Public Library. Library Locations

BC Stats

BC Stats is the central statistics agency providing information and open data.
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BC Building, Plumbing & Fire Codes

The BC Codes provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment.
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Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards

VSIS Online provide access to safety standards and BC legislation from official sources.
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LegalEze: BC Statutes & Regulations

LegalEze is a legal research tool for BC’s provincial legislation.
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Launchpad

Launchpad is RPL's community collaborative space for members of all ages.
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3D Printing & Modeling

Get started on 3D Printing at RPL: 3D Printing Orientation& 3D Printer Booking
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3D Printing Subject Guide

Subject Guides

Study Skills

Study skills resources for senior high school, college, and beyond.


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Building Codes

Information on Building Codes in BC


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Computer Tutorial

Information on a wide variety of computer topics, raging from Skype to Facebook

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Car Buying & Repair

Things you need to know about car buying and repair

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Consumer Information

Buy and spend money smartly by getting trustworthy and reliable consumer information before making purchases.

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Directories

Find contact information for homes, businesses, government departments and others.

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Essay Writing & Research

Find useful information on essay writing and research.

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Genealogy

Find information on how to create a family tree.

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Government

Learn about how Canadian government operates. We have 3 different government guides:
Municipal, Provincial, Federal

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Health

Information on health and medical conditions.

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Income Tax Guide

Income tax related information

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Job Search

Resources related to conducting job searches.

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Legal Information for Newcomers

Learn about our legal system and know your rights.

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Legal Information

Learn about our legal system and know your rights.

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Personal Finance

Learn about Personal Finance.

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Small Business & Franchising

Ever wanted to start your own business? Learn about small business and franchising with this subject guide.

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Statistics

Statistics subject guide.

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