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Top Resources

Top Resources include full-text access to BC Building & Fire Codes, plus the NFPA Fire Codes.

In addition, the  article databases allow you to find articles from many different magazines, newspapers and journals at the same time.

You will find many of these articles through the SEARCH ME! box; however, if you wish to search article databases separately, here are the ones to get you started!

All databases listed below are available to JIBC students and faculty.  If you are off-campus please contact the Library for a username and password for licensed databases 

Database Search Tips

1. Use the at the end of a word to find all endings: 

2. Use OR when you're not sure what terms to use: 

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:  FIRE* AND 
Second Search Box

  • British Columbia Building Code  Icon
    Provides full text access to the CURRENT & PREVIOUS editions of the BC Building Code. The Code is based on the National Fire Code of Canada. The code sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings.
  • British Columbia Fire Code  Icon
    To access the BC Fire Code, click on AGREE at the initial BC Building Code page. Provides full text access to the CURRENT & PREVIOUS editions of the BC Fire Code. The Code is a regulation of the Fire Services Act, and is based on the National Fire Code of Canada. The Code sets out technical provisions regulating: activities related to the construction, use or demolition of buildings & facilities. It also covers the design or construction of specific elements of facilities related to certain hazards; and protection measures for current or intended use of buildings.
  • Fire Articles Index UNRESTRICTED (last updated Dec 2012; for more recent articles search U.S. Fire Administration Library)
    Provides abstracts and indexing for over 32,000 recent journal articles, updated quarterly. Compiled by the Library of the New York State Academy of Fire Science. Many articles are available online, or, in-print at the JIBC Library.
  • FIREINF and OSHUpdate  Icon
    FIREINF consists of 15 bibliographic databases (including the US National Institute for Safety and Health - NIOSHTIC and NIOSHTIC-2) relevant to the fire industry covering subject areas such as: fire, health, safety and the fire environment. FIREINF has over 522,000 records to journal articles, guidance and advice, circulars, reports, conference proceedings, research reports, statistics and codes of practice from worldwide sources, all of which may be easily accessed.
  • NFPA Fire Codes  Icon
    Access to NFPA Codes, Standards and Handbooks
  • U.S. Fire Administration Library UNRESTRICTED
    The U.S. Fire Administration’s library provides information and resources on fire, emergency management and other all-hazards subjects. With our collection of more than 208,000 books, reports, audiovisual materials and indexed articles, the library supports National Emergency Training Center (NETC) student and faculty research, classroom lectures, and development of course materials.
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