Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Service

e-Library Help

(Environmental Protection Information Resources e-Library)

The Ministry of Environment has a large number of publications available on-line, accessible through a number of different sites, many through searchable e-libraries. Among the sites are the Reports and Publications link from the main ministry site and regional or headquarters ministry websites. You can access information in e-libraries on a range of topics, e.g., EIRS-EP: air quality, water quality, climate change and community waste reduction; EIRS Biodiversity: wildlife, endangered species, wildlife health, ecosystem (habitat) information; Ecocat: fisheries and groundwater; Ministry Library: a wide variety of ministry published documents; and Government Publications Services: a variety of documents published by the province. You can search the e-libraries individually or by using CLIR (Cross-Linked Information Resources) - an umbrella search application that allows users to search multiple sources of environmental and natural resource information simultaneously through a single search window. E-libraries included in CLIR are BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer, EIRS Biodiversity e-library, EIRS Environmental Protection e-library, EcoCat, the Ministry Technical Library, and Species Inventory Explorer.

This e-Library Help document (PDF 1.44 MB) provides help for EIRS only.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Launching EIRS

EIRS Home Page (Application Launch Page)
Top Navigation Bar
Right Navigation Bar
Left Navigation Bar

3. Basic Search

Basic Search Process
Left Navigation Bar

4. Advanced Search

Advanced Search Process
Left Navigation Bar

5. Search Results

Document Details
Modify Search
New Search
Printer-Friendly results
Export Results
Export to TSV
Export to CSV

6. Tools

On-screen Mouse-over Help
User Help Manual
Search Tips

7. Additional Information / Related Links

8. Feedback