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AncestryLibrary Library Card Required.

Database ResourceProvides access to hundreds of millions of fully searchable individual records contained in thousands of databases. The collection of databases includes Canadian, English, & U.S. Census Records, Ireland Vital Records, German Immigration Records, select passenger lists and numerous databases dedicated to specific ethnic origins and regions. Includes census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, military records and more.

Watch the AncestryLibrary tutorial to learn more about this resource.

Please Note: Ancestry Library is only offered in-branch. Please visit HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry, for more great genealogical content available from the comfort of home!

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AtoZ World Food Library Card Required.

Database ResourceLearn more about food in history and culture while discovering thousands of traditional recipes from 174 countries. AtoZ World Food features:

  • 6,500+ Recipes
  • 750+ World Beer Reviews
  • 13,000+ High Quality Photos
  • 500+ Ingredient Articles
  • 850+ Food Culture Articles

Watch the AtoZ World Food tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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AV2 World Languages eBooks Library Card Required.

eBook ResourceAV2 World Languages is a language learning resource for children. Consisting of eBooks, each title features a clean, easy-to-read layout and vivid full-screen images. Each title also includes access to 16 eBooks in 16 different languages. Available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, German, Hindi, Italian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Urdu, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Swahili.

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Birds of the World Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceBirds of the World is a powerful research database and digital encyclopedia that brings together content from Birds of North America, The Handbook of Birds of the World, Neotropical Birds and Bird Families of the World. Containing 10,721 species accounts, 21,000 colour illustrations and tens of thousands of photos, videos and sound recordings, Birds of the World is a perfect resource for ornithologists and bird-lovers.

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Bluebird Languages New!

DESCRIPTION OF ICON (e.g. 'eLearning Resource')Bluebird, created by Pronunciator, is a language-learning application that features interactive audio lessons. You can learn 164 languages with lessons spoken in 146 different languages. You can access the browser-based version or use the app on your mobile device. Lessons can be downloaded for offline use. Choose from a variety of learning activities such as: Daily Lessons, Personalized Courses, Core Vocabulary, Essential Verbs, Creating Sentences, Powerful Phrases, Conversations and more. If you already use Pronunciator, you can log into Bluebird with the same email address and password.

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Brainfuse HelpNow Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceBrainfuse HelpNow offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing support for all ages. Students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs.

Watch the Brainfuse tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Brainfuse JobNow New! Library Card Required.

Database ResourceBrainfuse JobNow provides personalized career coaching for a wide range of career needs. Support services include live job coaching, resume creation and job searching. You can access resume templates, submit resume documents to Job Coaches for review, take career assessments and practice your interview skills with a Live Interview Coach. Brainfuse JobNow Coaches are available every day between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. MST.

Watch the Brainfuse tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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British Literary Manuscripts Online Library Card Required.

Database ResourceBritish Literary Manuscripts Online is comprised of two collections (c.1660-1900 and Medieval and Renaissance) and presents facsimile images of a range of literary manuscripts — including letters, poems, stories, plays, essays, journals, literary manuscripts, chronicles, religious writings, and other materials — from roughly 1120 to 1900. It encompasses extensive materials related to major British literary figures from the Bronte sisters to Sir Walter Scott to Oscar Wilde.

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Business Plans Handbook

eBook ResourceBusiness specific plans. Click on the Business link once you get to the first search page or search across all titles. A great resource for a new business or expanding businesses.

Service note: Access to Business Plans Handbook ended on July 1, 2024. See our Business, Finance, & Law collection for alternative online resources.


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Calgary Herald 1883 – 2010 Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald is a historical archive of the Calgary Herald newspaper. Coverage spans from 1883 to 2010, allowing you to search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. 

Please see ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald 1883 - 2010 to access resource. 




Canadian News, Business & Current Affairs (ProQuest) Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceProQuest combines Canadian Newsstream and Canadian Business & Current Affairs and Globe & Mail historical. Full text of 170 large and small Canadian newspapers including (most recent issues not included):

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Cantook Libraries eBooks Library Card Required.

Multiformat ResourceCantook Libraries offers more than 500 French eBooks, with titles available across all categories and for all age groups. View the resource in French by selecting “FR” from the language menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen. To browse French eBooks, either visit the “Catalogue” tab or conduct a search and filter your results for French.

Cantook Libraries is also the home of the Read Alberta Collection and the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection.

Find out what you need to get started reading in this getting started help Guide and Cantook Libraries's new Online Help resources.

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Chatham House Online Archive Library Card Required.

Database ResourceChatham House Online Archive provides close to ninety years of analysis and commentary on international policy such as briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, monographs, and full text of two of Chatham House’s flagship periodicals: International Affairs and The World Today.

The archive offers access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts, offering insight into the experiences and opinions of key figures in international affairs, including Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Willy Brandt, King Hussein of Jordan, François Mitterrand, Henry Kissinger, Prof. A.J. Toynbee, Chaim Weizmann, Dr. Andreas Papandreou, Caspar Weinberger, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, HE Yousuf Al-Alawi Abdullah, Dr. Zhores Medvedev, and Hans Blix.

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Clear Pronunciation Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceClear Pronunciation is an English Language Learners general program for all levels. Clear Pronunciation works to build up your confidence by drilling down to the building blocks of pronunciation and tackling the 43 sounds of the English language. It provides you with the opportunity to dissect, listen to and practice making sounds independently, but still in a structured learning environment with lots of guidance. You can choose from British, North American and Australian pronunciation models, using audio, video and interactive activities. The program is geared from beginner to advanced levels.


Clear Pronunciation 2 New! Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceClear Pronunciation 2 is the next step in learning English. In this program, you will learn to put the 43 sounds of English together in clear speech. The program covers consonant clusters, word stress, sentence stress, connected speech and intonation. You’ll watch tutorials from teachers, listen to examples and work through different speaking exercises all while listening to a range of accents. 


Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) (Formerly RxTx) Library Card Required.

Database ResourceThis is the online version of the famous blue drug book the CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) - one of the standard drug reference tools in Canada. It contains monographs for drugs, vaccines, natural health products and medical devices approved by Health Canada. The resource has previously been called RxTx and Canadian Pharmaceuticals, and is also known as CPS Full Access.

Please Note: This is a very limited license so please logout as soon as you are finished!

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Consumer Reports Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Database ResourceAll the great information published in Consumer Reports magazine pulled together into one easy to use web site. The one place you should always visit before making your next purchase.

Watch the Consumer Reports tutorial to learn more about this resource.

Please Note: As of January 2020, "Canada Extra" ratings and statistics have been discontinued and can no longer be accessed within Consumer Reports

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CSA Standards – Canadian Standards Association Library Card Required.

Database ResourceAccess the standards of the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) through the CSA OnDemand™ platform. You can read the full text of the standard in all its detail, including historical standard editions and standards in both French and English editions where available.

To access the CSA Standards library, you must click on CSA OnDemand™ at the top of the CSA homepage.

Please Note: As of January 2021, all standards are View Access Only and can no longer be downloaded as PDFs. View Access Only does allow for a Web View mode in your mobile device browser.

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Early Arabic Printed Books Library Card Required.

Database ResourceEarly Arabic Printed Books from the British Library: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and Periodicals is a full-text searchable archive of early Arabic printed books of folktales, pre-Islamic literature, Islamic poetry and prose, proverbs and sayings, language and lexicography, dictionaries, grammar, syntax, rhetoric, manuscript publication records, and periodicals.

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Edmonton Journal Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceBrowse, search and read from the scanned pages of the Edmonton Journal, from 2011 until present. This resource does include a 3-month embargo, meaning full issues cannot be accessed for the 3 months prior to today’s date.

Please see ProQuest Recent Newspapers: Edmonton Journal to access resource.


Edmonton Journal 1903 – 2010 Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal is a historical archive of the Edmonton Journal newspaper. Coverage spans from 1903 to 2010, allowing you to search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. 

Please see ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal 1903 - 2010 to access resource.



EPL Canada150: Edmonton Stories Movies & TV

Movies and TV ResourceAt Edmonton Public Library, we share stories and we hope to inspire all Edmontonians to share their stories with us. Here you will find stories from Edmontonians of the people, places and events that have shaped our country for the past 150 years and look ahead to the next 150 years. You will also find resources on how to share your story through EPL’s Digital Storytelling project.

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Freading eBooks Library Card Required.

eBook ResourceIncludes titles from most genres and lots of reality reads. There are over 170,000 titles always available for you - No waiting, no holds required!

(Download or Read in App)

Please Note: Freading has changed its sign-on method so you no longer need an Adobe Digital Editions account to use the app! If you are using the Freading website or mobile app for the first time since this sign-on method change, you will be asked to create a new account with an email address, password, your library card and your PIN. Once that information has been entered, you will be able to enjoy Freading books seamlessly without having to sign-up separately with Adobe.
 

These new Freading credentials will now be your Adobe Digital Editions ID and password to download eBooks on your computer for Freading and other eBook platforms. 

Service Note: As of May 2023, customers with an Android device running the Android 13 operating system and above may encounter issues when trying to use the Freading app. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it. This note will be updated once the issue is resolved. 

Watch the Freading tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Frontier Life

Database ResourceFrontier Life includes primary source material from 1650 to 1920 on movement by Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America and the resulting consequences for frontier regions. Canadian history covering the Hudson’s Bay Company,  Archives of Manitoba and the Glenbow Museum are included in the archives. This eResource will appeal to history buffs, genealogical researchers, teachers and students.

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Gale Courses Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceBecome an expert in only six weeks by taking interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders. New six-week courses start on the third Wednesday of every month and there is no limit to the amount of courses you can take.
Just like regular classes please read the syllabus before enrolling to make sure you are interested in the subject and time commitment. If you don't return to participate in week 2 of the class within 13 days of the start of the course, you will be automatically dropped from the course. You are allowed one, 10-day extension after the final exam due date to finish your course. We cannot provide additional extensions.

Watch the Gale Courses tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Gale OneFile: Business Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Database ResourceThis resource provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy. It provides access to nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications that are updated daily. These include a number of Canadian publications like The Advocate, Canadian Business, the Globe & Mail, Canadian Woman Studies and more.

Watch the Gale OneFile: Business tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Gale OneFile: CPI.Q Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceThe electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, this resource includes more than 1,300 Canadian periodicals, has a bilingual interface (English and French), and provides access to more than 700 full-text articles from 1983 forward. It also includes travel handbooks from Fodor’s Travel for Canadian destinations, historical documents, science and technology essays and more.

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Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceSupporting research in Health Studies, this resource provides access to more than 2,500 full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries. Formats also include newspapers, journals and newsletters, with some publications available in original French.

Watch the Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Gale OneFile: Home Improvement Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceThis resource is perfect for hobbyists and professionals alike. With over 4.5 million articles from more than 200 Home Improvement titles, Gale OneFile: Home Improvement covers everything from architectural techniques to tool and materials selections to zoning requirements. This resource also has a mobile-optimized interface, making it easy to use on a mobile device. Publications include Canadian House & Home, Home Energy, House & Garden and many more.

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Gale Primary Sources Library Card Required.

Database ResourceGale Primary Sources allows you to discover firsthand content and primary resources from 30 key historical resources. It includes access to many research collections like the Archives of Human Sexuality & Genre, 19th Century U.K Periodicals, Daily Mail Historical Archive, Punch Historical Archive, the Smithsonian Collections Online, and the Times digital archive.

Watch the Gale Primary Sources tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Gale Virtual Reference & Research Library

eBook ResourceA collection of almost 500 titles ranging from general non-fiction (travel guides, career help, DIY, etc.) to academic reference material to homework help for children and teens of all ages. The titles come from a number of respected publishers and explore a wide variety of subjects: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, Technology, and Travel.

Service note: Access to Gale Virtual Reference & Research Library ended on July 1, 2024. See our Reference & Research, OverDrive, or Freading collections for alternative resources on these topics.




Grant Connect Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories

Database ResourceGrant Connect is a comprehensive database designed to help connect organizations with funders. Providing access to over 1.25 million grant records and totaling over $41 billion in giving, Grant Connect provides up-to-date information on grant programs, application guidelines, financial history and key decision-makers. Information is updated daily, listing over 11,000 Canadian Foundations, 560 Corporate Giving Programs, 370 Government Grant Programs, and 120 American Foundations.

Please Note: This is a very limited license so please logout as soon as you are finished!

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HeritageQuest Online

Database ResourceHeritageQuest Online is rich in family histories, interactive census maps, unique primary sources and more. It contains more than 4.4 billion records, delivering an essential collection of genealogical and historical records from the United States and North America dating back to the 1700s. It contains more than 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census, 1.5 million records from various U.S. city directories, 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the U.S. and more. Access this resource from home and enjoy the easy-to-use interface that is perfect for genealogists of all skill levels.

Watch the HeritageQuest Online tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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hoopla Audiobooks Comics & Graphic Novels eBooks Movies & TV Music Library Card Required.

Multiformat ResourceMovies, television, music, books, comic books and audiobooks! Borrow and stream up to 5 items per month.

  • Movies & TV: 3 day loan
  • Music: 7 day loan
  • Audiobooks: 21 day loan
  • Graphic Novels & eBooks: 21 day loan
  • Comic Books: 21 day loan

All titles are available all the time. No holds and no waiting — you want it, you get it! Please note, mobile users will need to access hoopla via the hoopla app, not on a mobile browser. The following desktop browsers are supported: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Watch the hoopla tutorial to learn more about this resource.


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Indigenous Peoples of North America

Database ResourceAn historical collection of newspapers, manuscripts, drawings and sketches, photographs, maps, periodicals, monographs, reports, legal materials, organizational records, and population census records. It is sourced from both American and Canadian Institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various nations and related organizations. The collection also features Indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, Bibles, and primers.

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Job & Career Accelerator New! Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceJob & Career Accelerator is part of LearningExpress Library family. As a job-hunting platform, this resource has everything you need to create professional résumés and cover letters, search for jobs, prep for your interviews and more. You can create new résumés in the platform or upload an existing one, or you can browse through over 200 sample résumés. There is also a scholarship list that contains Canadian-specific scholarships for Canadian students. 

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Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Movies and TV ResourceKanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with a large and unique collection of documentaries, feature films, shorts, and television series featuring over 30,000 films from hundreds of producers including the Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Watch the Kanopy tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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LearningExpress Library Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourcePractice tests and tutorial courses to help you succeed with academic or licensing exams. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of results. Many tests are from American sources. Now includes Computer Skills training for a variety of MicroSoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook etc.). Includes two Canadian Citizenship Practice Exams (as well as American).

Now also includes access to Job & Career Accelerator, a job-hunting resource that has everything you need to create professional and competitive resumes and cover letters, search for jobs that fit your needs, give professional interviews and more.

Watch the LearningExpress Library tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Libby by OverDrive Audiobooks Comics & Graphic Novels eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Multiformat Resource

Check out all the great titles that are part of our OverDrive collection using Libby by OverDrive. Enjoy free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more with your library card and an internet connection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, technical, kids and teen titles.  

Borrow up to 15 titles at a time and place holds on up to 30 titles at a time. Magazine titles have no waitlists and no holds, and they do not count toward your checkout limits. The Libby by OverDrive app makes downloading eBooks, magazines and eAudiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier than ever. 

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Library & Information Science Source Library Card Required.

Database ResourceLibrary & Information Science Source is the largest full-text database for library and information science studies. It provides hundreds of full-text journals covering all related subjects, including librarianship, classification, information management and the history of library studies. It also includes full-text monographs, pamphlets and theses, plus a subject-specific thesaurus. Library & Information Science Source is the largest full-text database for library and information science studies. It provides hundreds of full-text journals covering all related subjects, including librarianship, classification, information management and the history of library studies. It also includes full-text monographs, pamphlets and theses, plus a subject-specific thesaurus. 

Watch the Library & Information Science Source tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceLinkedIn Learning is an online learning library that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills with just your library card and PIN. LinkedIn Learning's new catalogue offers over 16,000 new courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese. LinkedIn Learning can be accessed on mobile devices through the LinkedIn Learning app or through your mobile device browser. If you change your library card number, your learning history won’t be accessible under your new card number and PIN.

Visit our LinkedIn Learning is Coming blog post and LinkedIn Learning FAQs to learn more about the new LinkedIn Learning platform and features, including how to access the LinkedIn Learning app.

Watch the LinkedIn Learning tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Database ResourceFind detailed information about the safety of a wide variety of materials. Now with an improved layout for easier access to safety data sheets and a convenient one-click access to a separate archive of WHMIS 1988 data sheets. The platform is available in English and in French.

Download the CCOHS Safe Work app to access 120+ tip sheets, infographics, videos and other guidance, in English and French. Search by topic or type, save your favourites and share with colleagues. Once the app is downloaded to your device, you don’t need an internet connection to run it. You can use the app in remote areas and manufacturing shop floors where connectivity may be unreliable.

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Mazaam Music Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceMazaam is a musical education game that exposes children to quality music at an early age through an extraordinary catalogue of more than 140 classical music recordings. Mazaam's catalogue includes recordings of well-known musicians such as violinist Angèle Dubeau, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Supporting early childhood development through play and classical music, Mazaam helps children develop their tonal and rhythmic sense. Follow along with Mazaam the Conductor as he guides children through the five worlds of Pitch, Tempo, Intensity, Timbre and Harmony. The resource interface and games are available in French or English.

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Mergent Intellect Library Card Required.

Database ResourceDetailed information about US and Canadian businesses.  NOTE: default search is US companies only. Uncheck the "Results will only include U.S. Companies" box to get Canadian results.

Three collections are included in the library's subscription: Industry Report Collection,  Bond Record Archive Collection & Who Owns Whom Collection

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Music Online: Classical Scores Library, Vol. 1 Music Library Card Required.

Database ResourceThis resource is a multi-volume series of in-copyright classical music scores. It contains more than 53,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The resource covers more than 4,600 composers, from Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell-Davies and John Tavener.

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Music Online: Listening Music Library Card Required.

eMusic ResourceMusic Online: Listening contains content from over 500 producers and distributors across the world. It provides access to high quality streaming audio for over 10 million tracks, covering Classical, Jazz, World, American and Popular music. Music Online: Listening also provides access to 40,000 recordings available from the Smithsonian's archives and many acclaimed artists.

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Muzzy: Language Learning for Kids Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceMuzzy is the world's #1 language course enjoyed by families and language beginners of all ages. Muzzy is aimed at children from preschool to elementary school age and is great for individual learning, homeschooling or even as a family activity. Languages include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese and Russian. See our Getting Started with Muzzy on Mobile blog for phone or tablet.


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National Geographic Virtual Library Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Database ResourceEnjoy the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography with unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment. Includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable. National Geographic Magazine Archive is a powerful tool for finding and reading through the more than 120 years of articles. Includes every issue from 1888 onward. The latest issue appears online a minimum 45 days after its publication date. Now includes National Geographic Kids and People, Animals and the World!

Watch the National Geographic Virtual Library tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Naxos Music Jazz Music Library Card Required.

eMusic ResourceYour ultimate source for Jazz music. All the Jazz titles formerly found in the Naxos Music Library are now included in NML Jazz.

Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 260,000 tracks of jazz from more than 9,000 albums featuring over 32,000 credited performers.

Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz and over 200 other labels including EMI & Warner.

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Naxos Music Library World Music Library Card Required.

eMusic ResourceA wide range of World music available as a streaming music collection. Naxos Music Library World offers recordings from over 32,000 artists, over 150 countries, and 1500 cultural groups. The complete Smithsonian Folkways catalogue is included.  

Please Note: This is a very limited license so please logout as soon as you are finished!

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New York Times Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eNewspapers ResourceNYTimes.com provides access to the latest multimedia journalism and storytelling from The New York Times newspaper. Articles are available in English, Chinese and Spanish. Access includes articles from 1851 to 1922 and 1981 to present. Access to NYTimes Cooking is available with a remote pass. Access to the crossword is not available. Users will need to create a NYTimes.com account with an email address.

For in-library access, use this link here.

For remote access, use this link here.

More information at our NYTimes.com Getting Started Guide.

Common access issues:

  • Seeing the error "It doesn’t look like you are connected to your organization’s network”? Use the in-library access link instead.
  • Trouble viewing the site in Chrome browser? Try Firefox, Safari, or Edge instead.
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NoveList K-8 Library Card Required.

Database ResourceNoveList K-8 Plus is a read-alike resource specifically for young readers that does not include adult titles. Containing reading recommendations for both fiction and non-fiction, it can be used to find just the right book for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 8. Recommendations are created by professional librarians, teachers and school media specialists. It also includes reviews from professionals like Booklist, Kirkus, Library journal, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, as well as reviews from readers found on Goodreads.

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NoveList Plus Library Card Required.

Database ResourceNoveList Plus is an online readers' advisory resource with over 200,000 fiction and readable non-fiction titles. NoveList Plus reflects the latest books, news and trends and includes coverage of over 9,000 fiction and non-fiction series. Use a favorite author or title to locate other authors and titles of interest or enter words that describe the contents of a books you would like to read. Browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 160 award lists and 1,800 fiction related websites. NoveList Plus contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's chapter books, young adult titles and books for adult readers.

Watch the NoveList Plus tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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O’Reilly for Public Libraries Audiobooks eBooks Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Multiformat ResourceThis resource includes 45,000+ eBook titles and more than 3,500 videos on essential technology and business. It includes technology eBooks, videos and streaming audiobooks from the current year and previous two years, and business eBooks, videos and streaming audiobooks from the current year and previous three years. Each year, new content is added and the oldest year of material is removed to present you with a rich and growing foundation of timely information on business and technology topics. The platform is easy to use. You just click and start reading! No downloads or checkouts are required.

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OneFile (Magazines, Newspapers) Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Database ResourceA massive database of magazine, newspaper and news articles from 1980 onward (more than 1 million in full text). 18 million items, from 8,000 sources, 89 wire services and full indexing of the major U.S. newspapers. One database that indexes all the magazines found in all the other InfoTrac databases.

Watch the OneFile tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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OverDrive Audiobooks eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Multiformat Resource

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more! All you need to get started is an Internet connection and your library card. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, technical, kids and teen titles. 

Borrow up to 15 titles at a time and place holds on up to 30 titles at a time. Magazine titles have no waitlists and no holds, and they do not count toward your OverDrive checkout limits. The Libby by OverDrive app makes downloading OverDrive eBooks, magazines and eAudiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier than ever. Learn more about OverDrive and Libby by OverDrive by reading our FAQs. 

Looking for a specific collection? 

    • Check out OverDrive Kids for our extensive collection of children’s titles 
    • Access great titles for teens through OverDrive Teens 
    • Looking for a popular title available now? Try the Lucky Day collection offering express 7-day loans!
    • With OverDrive Magazines, you can enjoy full colour and full text access to top magazines like Newsweek, The New Yorker, Elle, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Hello! and The Hockey News. Find titles in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French and more. 
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PebbleGo (Animals, Science, Social Studies) Library Card Required.

Database ResourcePebbleGo is packed with over 1,000 informational articles specifically designed for grades K-3 students. With modules covering Animals, Science and Social Studies all embedded within an interactive interface, PebbleGo supports independent learning in all core subject areas. Games, activities and read-aloud audio make this an engaging resource for readers of all abilities.


PebbleGo Next Science Library Card Required.

Database ResourcePebbleGo Next Science is the next step in digital literacy and research. It is designed to meet the needs of grades 3-6 students, covering everything from plant growth and changes to electricity and magnetism, evidence, investigation and more.


PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science Library Card Required.

Database ResourcePowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science supports grade 3-6 learners. Learn more about everything from seasonal changes to exploring liquids, sky science and more. It offers research and homework help that includes video, audio, live feeds and interactive games that all help bring science to life!


PowerKnowledge Life Science Library Card Required.

Database ResourcePowerKnowledge Life Science supports grade 3-6 learners. It provides information on everything from small crawling and flying animals, wetland ecosystems, forests and more. It offers research and homework help that includes video, audio, live feeds and interactive games that all help bring science to life!


PowerKnowledge Physical Science Library Card Required.

Database ResourcePowerKnowledge Physical Science supports grade 3-6 learners. It covers everything from hot and cold temperatures, wheels and levers, classroom chemistry and more. It offers research and homework help that includes video, audio, live feeds and interactive games that all help bring science to life!



PressReader Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceRead more than 2,000 newspapers and 1,000 magazines from around the world. Enjoy titles from 100 countries in 60 languages, with 50 Canadian newspapers including the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Sun.

Log in with your library barcode and PIN and start reading. The green coffee cup in the top left corner indicates you are logged in as a library customer. Use the “Sign In" button and select the "New User? Sign in Now” option if you want to create a personalized account and save your reading preferences.

Watch the PressReader tutorial to learn more about this resource.

Access to The Globe and Mail is limited to customers using PressReader in a library branch due to restrictions imposed by the publisher. Current articles from the publication are available on Canadian News, Business & Current Affairs both in and out of library branches.

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Pronunciator Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceLearn 163 languages with Pronunciator. Featuring live tutors, movies, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, a customizable interface and more! Pronunciator is available on both computers and mobile devices through browser access on your mobile phone. There is no app version of Pronunciator available for EPL customers. If you plan to use Pronunciator on your mobile device, register for an account here before accessing the mobile device version.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald 1883 – 2010

eNewspaper ResourceProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald is a historical archive of the Calgary Herald newspaper. Coverage spans from 1883 to 2010, allowing you to search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. Full-page and article images can be easily downloaded.

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal 1903 – 2010 Newspapers & Magazines

eNewspaper ResourceProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal is a historical archive of the Edmonton Journal newspaper. Coverage spans from 1903 to 2010, allowing you to search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. Full-page and article images can be easily downloaded.

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Read Alberta Collection eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eBook ResourceThe Read Alberta Collection gives you instant access to more than 2,000 eBook titles and 42 eMagazine titles from Alberta publishers. The collection features a variety of genres including literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, self-help and young adult. Titles can be read on all devices including desktop, tablets and eReaders. Internationally published titles in French are also available in this resource.

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Road to IELTS – Academic Edition Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceThe Academic format is, broadly speaking, for those who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the results of the Academic test. IELTS Academic may also be a requirement to join a professional organization in an English-speaking country. Please note, the latest version doesn't work with Internet Explorer.

Watch the Road to IELTS tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Road to IELTS – General Edition Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceDevelop the skills to pass IELTS. This is the GENERAL Edition.

The General Training format focuses on general survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts. It is typically for those who are going to English-speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must sit the General Training test. Please note, the latest version doesn't work with Internet Explorer.

EPL also offers the Academic Edition.

Watch the Road to IELTS tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Science Reference Source (Formerly Science Reference Center) Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceScience Reference Source features authoritative content to meet all your science research needs. It contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. With more than 1,000 science experiments and more than 2,000 science videos, Science Reference Source allows students and science researchers to explore everything from health and medicine to mathematics, physics, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Watch the Science Reference Source tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

Database ResourceSlavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a digital archive in four series devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America from the 17th century to the late 19th century. The collection assembles a wide variety of materials, with over 5 million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps. This resource represents the world’s largest digital archive on the history of slavery.

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Solaro Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceSolaro provides the same great Alberta specific curriculum information you find in their Keys and SNAP publications. You can create a Solaro account and work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes, tracking your progress as you go. Covers grade 3 through grade 12 Alberta curriculum.


State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe

Database ResourceState Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK - before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. Covering the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), the manuscripts that reveal the behind the scenes, day-to-day running of government during the eighteenth century.

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TeachingBooks (Formerly Book Connections) Library Card Required.

Database ResourceBring your favourite children’s and young adult books to life with TeachingBooks. Explore author biographies, name pronunciations, book excerpts, book trailers, vocabulary lists and more. It supports Homework Help, Homeschool Support and Reader's Advisory for children and teens by providing everything you need to know about a book.

Not sure where to begin? We have a video guide to TeachingBooks to help you get started.

Note: As of Jan. 2024, TeachingBooks is the updated title of the Book Connections resource.

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Teen Health & Wellness Library Card Required.

Database ResourceTeen Health & Wellness provides middle school and high school students with non-judgemental, curricular and self-help support. A trusted source for what matters most to teens, this resource provides support for mental health, life skills, mindfulness, bullying, fostering relationships and more. Visit the Calm Room, submit a question to Dr. Jan or read stories For Teens by Teens.


Theatre in Video Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Movies and TV ResourceTheatre in Video contains more than 275 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video. Includes the complete works of Shakespeare, and representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, Awake and Sing, Dom Juan, Bérénice, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Playboy of the Western World, Krapp's Last Tape. Notable actors include Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and more.

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Theatre Performance and Design

Database ResourceTheatre Performance and Design offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world's greatest theatre performances. It combines filmed performances, master classes, documentaries and training material with previously unpublished production designs and reference texts. This resource provides access to the following collections: Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, BBC Literary Adaptations in Video, National Theatre Collection, Performance Design Archive Online, The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection, Theatre in Context Collection and Theatre in Video: Volumes I & II.

Please Note: As of Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Theatre Performance and Design is no longer be part of our collection. Please see our Watch section for more theatre and fine arts content!



TumbleMath Audiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

eBook ResourceTumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math eBooks designed for children. The eBooks combine animation, narration and sound to create stories and teach math concepts. They are accompanied by supplementary materials such as instructional videos, educational games and quizzes to track reading progress. Designed for children of all ages, TumbleMath allows children to learn at their own pace and gives them the ability to take ownership over their reading.

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US Major Dailies Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eNewspaper ResourceUS Major Dailies provides access to five U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. With print and online editions, the titles offer researchers thorough and timely coverage of local, regional and global events with journalistic balance and perspective. The content is available by 8 a.m. U.S. Eastern time each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1980.

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World Book Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Database ResourceIncludes more than 25,000 World Book encyclopedia articles, edited to suit students from grades 4 through 12 and adults. Also includes more than 1,800 tables, 100 animations and videos, 10,000 pictures, 500 maps. Has Teacher's resources, current news, special reports and historical articles.

Watch the World Book tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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World Book Kids Library Card Required.

Database ResourceIncludes more than 25,000 World Book encyclopedia articles. Also includes more than 1,800 tables, 100 animations and videos, 10,000 pictures, 500 maps. Has Teacher's resources, current news, special reports and historical articles.

Watch the World Book tutorial to learn more about this resource.


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