Mon - Thurs 8 am - 8 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
AskAway is staffed by librarians from post-secondary institutions in B.C. When you start an AskAway session, a librarian will chat with you in real-time.
Regular hours for AskAway:
Article databases allow you to search for articles from many different magazines, newspapers and journals at the same time.
Database Search Tips
1. Use the * at the end of a word to find all endings:
e.g. ABORIGIN* will find ABORIGINE, ABORIGINAL, OR ABORIGINALS
2. Use OR when you're not sure what terms to use:
e.g. FIRST NATIONS OR ABORIGINAL
3. Use AND for fewer, but more precise, hits. For best results, use the separate search boxes and the drop-down AND in ADVANCED SEARCH:
e.g. First Search Box: HEAL* AND
Second Search Box: FIRST NATIONS OR ABORIGIN* OR INDIGENOUS