BCcampus is a publicly-funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. With the goal to connect, collaborate and innovate BCcampus provides valuable services to institutions, ensuring BC learners, educators, and administrators get the best, most effective technologies and services for thier learning and teaching needs.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings. Search journals alphabetically or by subject area.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) aims to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. DOAJ offers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. To search for journals or articles click here or to browse by subject, click here.


Flickr is a popular website for sharing images. But can you use anything you find here? No. Some Flickr users have chosen to allow their images to be used under a Creative Commons license - these licenses can allow for different types of use so you need to check the terms. Good news, checking the terms is easy, on the right hand side of the image page under the heading License the terms are listed. Also, if you are posting to Flickr be sure to check the site's guidelines at: Community Guidelines.


Librivox refers to itself as "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain" and is a great site for free audio books. The Librivox catalog includes books in the public domain that have been recorded by volunteers. Librivox recordings are mp3 or ogg files and can be played directly from your computer or downloaded onto a device.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers public domain books for downloading. Project Gutenberg was founded by Michael Hart in 1971 to encourage the creation and distribution of e-books. Their catalogue contains of 33,000 titles.

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three words: Technology, Entertainment, Design. The scope has broadened. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. The Terms of Use state that it is a public service to promote the spread of good ideas and are encouraged to view and share with others both online and offline, please be respectful, please help spread TED and pleasure enjoy. (*taken from the TED website)