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Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 7, 2017
This guide is intended to help you find information on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people and issues in BC and Canada.
Ancient Egypt
by VPL Children's Library - Last Updated May 9, 2014
This guide will help you find materials on Ancient Egypt at the Vancouver Public Library.
Ancient Rome
by VPL Children's Library - Last Updated Jun 5, 2017
This is a research guide for the subject of ancient Rome.
Apprenticeship
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 13, 2017
Asian Canadian History
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 26, 2017
This guide will help you find resources about Chinese-Canadian, Japanese-Canadian and Indo-Canadian history.
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BC Artists Files A-Z
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
VPL Central Branch maintains files with clippings and ephemeral material on BC artists. They can be found on Level 7 in Special Collections. Available by in-person request.
Book Collecting
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
A guide with resources on different aspects of book collecting.
British Columbia History
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Feb 3, 2017
The Vancouver Public Library has extensive primary and secondary resources on the history of British Columbia and Vancouver. This guide is designed to help you begin your research on this topic and use library resources effectively.
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Canadian History
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 23, 2017
Introduces Library resources on Canadian history and provides more detail on special topics including the Great Depression, the Canadian Pacific Railroad, Louis Riel and the Fur Trade.
Career and Job Search
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 1, 2017
Chinese-Canadian Genealogy
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
Resources for Canadians of Chinese origin who wish to learn more about their personal connection to Chinese-Canadian history.
citizenU
by VPL Teen Services - Last Updated Oct 30, 2013
A City of Vancouver project aimed at providing young people with leadership skills to combat bullying and discrimination
Community and Local Information (Vancouver)
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 16, 2017
The purpose of this guide is to connect individuals to information and resources including: community profiles and statistics, housing, health, recreation, legal resources, and more.
Company Information
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
This guide will help you find materials at the Vancouver Public Library and on the Internet for locating company information.
Computer Survival Guide
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 23, 2017
A guide with online resources to help you practice your skills with keyboarding, mousing, searching & more!
Consumer Information
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
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Digital Awareness
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
Digital Awareness includes understanding your online identity, protecting your online privacy, increasing your computer security, using social networking wisely and protecting your digital assets.
Digital Music Collection
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
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Early Childhood Education
by VPL Children's Library - Last Updated Jun 5, 2017
Resources for everyone who works with and cares for young children. Early childhood educators, this is your list!
eBooks & Audiobooks
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 21, 2017
Education in British Columbia
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 4, 2017
A resource guide to the education system in BC, from kindergarten to lifelong learning opportunities.
Elections - Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
This guide will help you find information about federal, provincial and municipal elections and political parties.
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Finance, Investment & Taxation
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
Financial literacy is an individual's understanding of how to make decisions and how to manage personal financial resources. This guide offers resources on a variety of financial topics for beginners and more seasoned finance buffs.
Finding Images
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Feb 11, 2017
How to find print and digital images, photos, and pictures at Vancouver Public Library.
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Genealogy and Family History
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 26, 2017
Explore your roots at VPL and beyond: resources and services for genealogists
Government Information
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 26, 2017
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Health Information
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 29, 2017
Homelessness
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Apr 20, 2017
A help guide for the homeless in B.C.
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Immigration and Settlement
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 29, 2017
This guide is for people who need information about immigrating to Canada, for themselves, or for family members or friends.
Import and Export
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Mar 14, 2017
This guide will help you find materials at the Vancouver Public Library and on the Internet for locating Importing and Exporting information.
Inspiration Lab - Advanced Photo Editing with Photoshop CC
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Dec 11, 2015
Learn more advanced photo editing techniques with professional level software Adobe Photoshop CC.
Inspiration Lab - Advanced Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Apr 12, 2017
Learn how to complete more advanced editing projects with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Inspiration Lab - Basic Audio Editing with Audacity
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Mar 5, 2017
Learn how to perform basic audio editing tasks with the user friendly program Audacity.
Inspiration Lab - Basic Photo Editing with Microsoft Photo Gallery
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Mar 9, 2016
Learn how to edit photos and images with the user-friendly software Microsoft Photo Gallery.
Inspiration Lab - Basic Video Editing with Windows Movie Maker
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jan 9, 2017
How to edit simple video projects with user-friendly Windows Movie Maker software.
Inspiration Lab - Digitization
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Dec 15, 2016
Learn how to digitize analogue formats such as audio cassettes, old photos, and video recordings using VPL's Inspiration Lab equipment.
Inspiration Lab - General Technology Skills
by VPL Children's Library, Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 23, 2017
This guide is home to a few tutorials for basic skills that will be useful for patrons of VPL's Inspiration Lab.
Inspiration Lab - Self Publishing in eBook Format
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 17, 2017
Learn to self-publish eBooks using one of three digital tools--from basic to advanced--available in VPL's Inspiration Lab.
Inspiration Lab - Skype and Webcams
by VPL Children's Library, Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Oct 14, 2015
This guide will introduce users of the Inspiration Lab to webcams, creating a Skype account, and making calls using Skype.
Inspiration Lab - Sound Recording
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 23, 2017
Learn how to record any kind of audio using the Inspiration Lab equipment.
Inspiration Lab - Video Recording
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Nov 24, 2016
Guide on Video Recording equipment, setup, files and resources to get started.
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Job Search for Youth
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 14, 2017
Young people between the ages of 15 and 30 have a number of different training programs and employment opportunities specific to them.
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Literature
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
This guide will help you find literary criticism for short stories, novels, poems and plays as well as biographical information on authors and resources for drama .
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Maps at VPL
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
The VPL map collection includes maps and atlases of every description: from street maps of present-day Vancouver to historical atlases of ancient Rome, from bathymetric maps of the ocean floor to geological maps of Jupiter's moons.
Musical Instruments
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
Learn to play a variety of musical instruments using the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library collection.
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Newspapers at VPL
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
A guide to finding current & historical Canadian & international newspapers at Vancouver Public Library.
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Online Education and Training
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jan 17, 2017
A guide to eLearning
OpenOffice
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 2, 2016
Vancouver Public Library provides free access to Apache OpenOffice software. Certain computers will have a user time limit of one hour per day and require you to have a Vancouver Public Library card.
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Parenting
by VPL Children's Library - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
This is a guide to resources on different aspects of parenting.
Persian/Farsi فارسی Using the library
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Nov 25, 2014
راهنمای استفاده از تارنمای کتابخانه عمومی‌ ونکوور
Power Meter Instructions
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 15, 2014
Preparing for the Citizenship Test
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 3, 2017
This citizenship guide is designed to assist those preparing for the Canadian citizenship test.
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Residential Schools
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Sep 22, 2016
Resources for Writers
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
A guide that links to resources for writers, including publishing and self-publishing, marketing and the writing community.
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Self Help (for Adults)
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
Learn how to access popular psychology books on a variety of topics: anger, self-confidence, dating and more.
Small Business
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 20, 2017
This guide will help you find materials at the Vancouver Public Library and on the internet to help you start a small business in British Columbia.
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Teens at VPL
by VPL Teen Services - Last Updated Jun 2, 2017
Your resource for all things teen available at the Vancouver Public Library.
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Vancouver History
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 23, 2017
Vancouver Indie Author Collection
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
Learn how you can use your VPL library card to access self-published eBooks by local authors.
Vancouver Library Square Architectural Guide
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
This guide covers sources of architectural information on the Library Square complex. Library Square occupies an entire city block in downtown Vancouver, bordered by Hamilton, Homer, Robson and West Georgia streets.
VPL Catalogue
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Dec 2, 2015
Explore exciting new and existing features of the Library's catalogue
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Zines @ VPL
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Mar 1, 2017
A guide to all things zines at VPL (and a little beyond).
Zinio for Libraries
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 12, 2017
Learn how you can use your VPL library card to access complete issues from over 200 popular magazines.
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中文圖書和近期活動培訓Chinese New Books and Events Highlights
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 24, 2017
最新中文圖書和影碟以及近期活動課程培訓信息; 並以圖解的方式, 教您輕鬆管理圖書館賬戶;快速查詢中文資料;網上續借、預約圖書音像資料;幫您解答常見問題
華裔移民資訊指南 Chinese Immigrants' Guide to Living, Studying and Working in BC
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated Jun 13, 2017
本指南旨在為華裔移民提供在BC生活學習就業等各方面圖書資料、電子資源及相關網絡資訊。
電腦生存指南 Computer Survival Guide
by Vancouver Public Library - Last Updated May 31, 2017
該指南是利用網上資源,幫助您練習鍵盤輸入,鼠標移動,引擎搜索和其他有關的電腦技能!

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