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The Alberta Research Portal is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources. This outstanding resource provides all Albertans with perpetual access to the Gale Primary Sources database, with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Sabin Americana, 25 titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library, to name but a few. This includes monographs, photographs, newspapers, poetry, original documents, records, and more.


NEW! Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded (until May 31, 2020) to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Search the collection of more than 7,000 databases containing records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

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AudioBookCloud is an online all-ages audiobook collection providing unlimited streaming access to the entire collection.

No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods. Just click and listen.

*available until August 31, 2020


Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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Explore more than 125 years of Canadian news coverage with cover-to-cover searchable access of Alberta's largest and oldest daily newspaper, the Calgary Herald.


Collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages including popular fiction and nonfiction. Borrow up to ten titles at a time. Loan period is three weeks with the option to return early.

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ConsumerReports.org provides trusted information to help you make smart purchasing choices. All of the information published in Consumer Reports Magazine available in one easy-to-use website.

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Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.


Access popular magazine titles without loan periods or wait lists! New issues are available on Flipster the same day as print copies hit newsstands. Back issues are available.

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Provides library cardholders access to over 16 million songs, including popular music from the Sony Music Catalogue.  Download up to five MP3 songs per week, or stream 24 hours per day!

*24-hour streaming available until September 30, 2020

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This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

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Provides up-to-date detailed information on all Canadian grantmaking foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs and government funding programs.

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Hoopla offers over 500,000 titles available to stream instantly ranging from movies, tv episodes, full-length music-albums, eBooks, Comics, and audiobooks.

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Digital learning and teaching resources correlated to Alberta Education's K-12 programs of study. Available to all school-aged children in Alberta. 

Choose your language and then click on the ONLINE REFERENCE CENTRE tab.

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Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The Lynda.com video library contains thousands of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Niche Academy is an online learning platform made for libraries that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many common library eResources, online programs, and computer skills. 

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NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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Collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages including popular fiction and nonfiction. Borrow up to ten titles at a time. Choose your loan period of one week, two weeks, or three weeks, with the option to return early.

Download Libby, the fun and easy-to-use OverDrive mobile app.

Kids can view the Kids Reading Room, a collection of materials just for kids and teens!

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Online newsstand providing access to electronic copies of more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 120+ countries in 60+ languages.

note: Globe & Mail available in-library only.

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Pronunciator is an online language learning system providing 100 language courses (including American Sign Language) and 78 English courses taught in the user's native language. 

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Provides access to 3700+ digital magazines, and 6000+ eAudiobooks. Magazine issues are available the same day as print copies hit newsstands. Back issues are available.

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Collection of eBooks published in Alberta including fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes the Prairie Indigenous eBook collection, a collection of over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Uses the Cantook Station eBook platform.


RomanceBookCloud provides unlimited access to a curated collection of romance eBooks Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud.  

With a core collection of 1800 titles, including award winners and bestsellers, plus new books added all the time, you will never run out of romance to read.

No downloading or software required, just an internet connection!

*available until August 31, 2020


Online study help and exam preparation tool developed by the creators of THE KEY Study Guides. Offers help for Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Sciences for grades 3-12, and Social Studies for grades 6, 9-12. Aligned to the Alberta curriculum.

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TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school. Includes a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. 

The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.

*available until August 31, 2020


An online collection of animated, talking picture books, educational videos, puzzles, games, and more - just for kids!

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TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books for K - 6 you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.

The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

*available until August 31, 2020


World Book Online supports all levels of learning with features perfect for the 21st century educator and learner.

Contains: Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, L'Encyclopédie Decouverte 

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