Access Image Quest for more than two million images which have been rights-cleared for non-commercial education use such as in teacher lesson plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins.
Images & Maps
Please note is available in select libraries; is available in all libraries; is also available outside the library with your FVRL card; and is freely available online.
Search articles and books for people based on personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation, or gender, or combine criteria to create a custom search.
Find articles, pictures, and videos about animals, arts, language, places, plants, science & math, social studies, sports, and religions. Even tour the USA or compare countries! Start with Research Tools and Materials if you're doing a school project or report.
Search for information on any topic. Learn how to do research, write citations, and even create an account to keep track of your research.
Use Culture Grams to research information on the peoples and cultures of over 185 countries, the provinces and territories of Canada, and all 50 states in the U.S.
Access audio/video clips, pictures, maps, books, news, and more on homework topics common to middle and high school students.
Available in the Vancouver Community Library.
Research the impact of philanthropy around the world today with this interactive mapping tool.
Select from several news, magazine, or journal articles with images--many in full-text--in General One File.
Dig into study units covering over 500 historical topics on global history from ancient times to the present day.
Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with maps originally created for fire insurance purposes. Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research.
Get articles from magazines, newspapers, and U.S. government documents with the young researcher in mind.
Find easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities covering a variety of subjects for elementary and middle-school students.
Find printable maps,world flags, and country profiles featuring the history, people, government, economy, military, geography and more for most of the countries of the world.
Research using local historical books, documents, city directories, maps, and more.
Get point-to-point directions, check travel times, or just look up a location on Map Quest.
All the National Geographic resources at your command, without the big stacks of yellow magazines. Browse articles, explore topics, find images, and explore!
Find more images by searching Google Images for what you want, but then clicking on the little gear icon to access "Advanced Search." Once there, you can limit by color, image type, and most importantly, usage rights.