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Use the recommended databases below to find articles and e-resources for Trades. Need help? Contact Michelle Ward, the trades liaison librarian.

Top Resources

  1. The online edition of the B.C. Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes.

Other Resources

  1. The largest online-database about worldwide architects and buildings from past to present.
  2. Automotive repair information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.Content covers over 25,000 vehicles and includes 100,000+ factory drawings and step-by-step photos, 65,000+ technical service bulletins & recalls, wiring diagrams, maintenance schedules, vehicle ownership guides, labor estimator, and more.
  3. A supplement to the 2012 BC Building Code. Provides building requirements for persons with disabilities. Includes illustrations and commentary.
  4. 3 databases of authoritative information on sustainable building. Includes all content from Environmental Building News published since 1992, the complete directory of green building products listed in GreenSpec®, and 200+ high performance building case studies.
    Users are urged to create a personal account while on-campus using an OC email address. Personal account login information can then be used to login on and off-campus.
  5. Online video streaming service distributing films from BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, and many others. Provides an excellent selection of classic and contemporary educational documentaries and theatrical films.
  6. Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, & other reference works covering: archaeology, art, classical studies, history, languages, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, nursing and health, philosophy, religion, science and technology, social sciences, social work

Note: This database allows you to search for electronic resources held by OC Library. To find articles in specific journals, search the database of e-journals.

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CRDB is made available through reSearcher's suite of open source products. CRDB is an SFU Library open source development project.