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Ancestry Library

Provides 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.  
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AtoZ World Food New! Library Card Required.

Learn 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
  • 6 Food Glossaries
  • Personal Recipe Book
Sign in with your library card and PIN, then use your email address to create an AtoZ World Food account and save your favourite recipes for later.
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Bookflix eBooks Library Card Required.

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge, exploration and literacy.  

Brainfuse Library Card Required.

Brainfuse 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.
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British Literary Manuscripts Online Library Card Required.

British 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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Canada’s Info Resource Centre Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

Includes all the listings from the: * Canadian Almanac and Directory * Associations Canada * Libraries Canada * Canadian Environmental Resource Guide * Governments Canada * Financial Services Canada * Health Canada * Careers & Employment Canada * Canadian Parliamentary Guide * Major Canadian Cities * History of Canada
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Canadian News, Business & Current Affairs Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

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):
  • Edmonton Journal & Calgary Herald (from 1989 to date)
  • National Post (from 1998 to date)
  • Globe & Mail (from 1844 to date)
Index to over 700 current Canadian journals, newspapers and other media. Started in 1982 - with full text for more than 300 titles and newswires, broadcast transcripts and new book announcements. Supplemented with major American titles, some international journals (like Great Britain’s The Economist) and approximately 50 French language journals and many bilingual (English/French) journals published in Canada  
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Cantook Station eBooks Library Card Required.

Cantook Station 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. Find out what you need to get started reading in this getting started help Guide
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Chatham House Online Archive Library Card Required.

Chatham 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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Consumer Reports Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

All 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. ** The link to the "Canada Extra" ratings and statistics can be found on the bottom right hand side once you have accessed the Consumer Reports database.
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Criterion Collection Movies & TV Library Card Required.

The Criterion Collection will be leaving EPL’s digital collection on December 31, 2017 as the service is no longer being offered by the vendor. Watch over 300 of Criterion’s most influential films. Watch award-winning documentaries, cult classics, silent films, and classic cinema from all over the world. All titles are available immediately, all the time, no holds, no waiting!
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CSA Standards – Canadian Standards Association Library Card Required.

Access the standards of the CSA (Canadian Standards Association). You can read the full text of the standard in all its detail. PDF versions of the standards in this database must be accessed using Internet Explorer. To view the PDFs of standards you must install the File Open plugin which can be found here: http://plugin.fileopen.com/all.aspx Subscribers may print copies of Products for personal use only.
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Cypress Resume Library Card Required.

Cypress Resume is an easy-to-use resume writing tool that allows customers to choose from more than 100,000 professions and 18,000 ready made statements and job titles by industry, to create a professional-looking resume in minutes. Custom cover letters and reference sheets can also be created.
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Dance in Video Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Dance in Video will contain five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Currently contains 710 works and 460 hours of video.
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Early Arabic Printed Books Library Card Required.

Early 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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EBSCO eBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Access thousands of helpful eBooks on lots of popular do-it-yourself and other non-fiction topics (travel, biographies, relationships, golf, gardening and so much more). Includes many titles from the  "for Dummies" series. Many titles are in PDF format only. Includes almost 5,000 titles.
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EPL Canada150: Edmonton Stories Movies & TV

At 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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Freegal Music Library Card Required.

  Stream three hours per day. Download five mp3s per week, from a selection of over 9 million  tracks from Sony Music Canada, IODA and The Orchard. 12,000 music videos available for download (each video uses  two of your three downloads). From today's hits to yesterday's golden oldies. No DRM, no download software required. Downloaded files don't expire - you keep them!
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Gale Courses Library Card Required.

  • Interactive, instructor-led online courses covering a wide range of topics. Free for cardholders. New six week courses start on the second Wednesday of every month.
  • Cardholders can sign up for a maximum of 3 courses per year (Jan-Dec).
  • EPL's drop, transfer and extension policy:
    • Please read the syllabus and course requirements carefully prior to enrolling, as EPL cannot drop or transfer you from a course.
    • Automatic or manual drops will not count towards your yearly 3 course limit as long as no lessons have been accessed.
    • Automatic or manual course drops will not count towards your annual 3 course limit as long as no lessons have been accessed.
    • If you don't visit the week 2 class of a course within 13 days of the start of the course, you are automatically dropped from the course.
    • You are allowed one, 10 day extension after the final exam due date to finish your course. EPL cannot provide additional extensions.
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Gale Primary Resources Library Card Required.

Gale Primary Sources allows you to discover firsthand content and primary resources from 29 key historical resources. It includes access to many research collections like the Archives of Human Sexuality & Genre, 19th Century U.K Perioducals, Daily Mail Historical Archive, Punch Historical Archive, the Smithsonian Collections Online, and the Times digital archive.
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Gale Virtual Reference & Research Library eBooks Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

A 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.
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Indigenous Peoples of North America

An 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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Kanopy Movies & TV New! Library Card Required.

Kanopy 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 Criterion Collection, the Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.  Borrow and stream up to 5 items per month. Each video is checked out for 3 days.
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Learning Express Library Library Card Required.

Practice 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)
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Muzzy: Language Learning for Kids Library Card Required.

Muzzy 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.

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National Geographic Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Enjoy 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 15 days after its publication date. Now includes National Geographic Kids and People, Animals and the World!
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Naxos Music Jazz Music Library Card Required.

Your 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 Music Library Card Required.

Listen to more than 125,000 albums and 1.9 million tracks. Classical, folk, blues, chinese, pop, heavy metal and new age music. Includes learning resources for classical music and opera, plus a junior section. Music is streamed so no downloads required.
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Naxos Music Library World Music Library Card Required.

A 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. NOTE: Very limited licenses. Please logout as soon as you are finished.
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New Book of Knowledge Library Card Required.

A cool site with serious information for young students. Encyclopedia articles, timelines, maps, projects and experiments written for elementary grade levels.



NFB (National Film Board) Campus Movies & TV

NFB Campus streams almost 1,000 more films than the free NFB site. Lots of great additional, educational and Canadian made or Canadian focused content., The extra Campus content is only available for streaming in-library (thanks to our Campus subscription). All the rest of NFB.ca is available anywhere in Canada.
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NoveList Library Card Required.

NoveList Plus is an online readers' resource with over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. NoveList Plus reflects the latest books, news and trends and includes coverage of over 9,000 fiction and nonfiction series. Find new authors and titles. 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 web-sites. NoveList Plus contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's chapter books, young adult titles and books for adult readers.
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Opera in Video Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Opera in Video contains five hundred hours of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon. Currently includes 289 works.
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PressReader Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Read 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.
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RB Digital Audiobooks Audiobooks Library Card Required.

*Desktop users who use OneClick media manager software need to download the new media manager from RB Digital Support.* Offers nearly 4000 audiobooks – many popular titles in this collection are sure to please people who love to listen or take road trips! Includes most fiction genres,some non-fiction titles also includes many  Pimsleur Language learning titles.
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RB Digital Magazines Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Formerly known as Zinio, this online resource offers access to 250 magazines in all their glory—featuring full colour and full text. Top titles available include Newsweek, The New Yorker, Elle, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Hello! and The Hockey News. Publications are sorted by most popular. To see a complete A-Z list of available titles, simply click in the search bar on the Zinio homepage. Note that new issues of US Weekly and Rolling Stone can now be found in Flipster.
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Read Alberta eBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Read Alberta eBooks gives you instant access to more than 1,000 eBook 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.

The 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. EPL also offers the General Edition
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Road to IELTS – General Edition Library Card Required.

Develop 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. EPL also offers the Academic Edition
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Rosetta Stone Language Learning New! Library Card Required.

An online language learning service that includes 30 languages and offers over 50 hours of foundational immersion instruction at every language level. Rosetta Stone provides core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and focuses on activities to refine grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • Mobile users need to follow the Mobile Application Log-In Instructions for their first session. You will be asked to enter in your Patron ID which is the series of numbers on your library card.
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Safari Tech Books eBooks Library Card Required.

Safari includes two collections: Beginning Programming Collection - covers Java, C#, ASP.NET, MySQL, Ruby, Web development, gaming and more Consumer Technology Collection - explores Microsoft office products, digital photography, social media, PC maintenance, the latest mobile gadgets and more. Easy to use, just click and start reading. No downloads required, no special viewers.
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Science Reference Center Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Browse topics by category and have quick access to science experiments and helpful research guides.
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Sesame Street eBook Collection Library Card Required.

Enjoy more than one hundred and fifty ebooks with your kids. Books you can read, some books you can listen to and some books you can interact with. Featuring all your favourite Sesame Street characters. Read, listen, watch, play and learn! Thanks to our subscription to Sesame Street eBooks you can now read these books using your iPad.
  • Download the free Sesame Street eBooks for iPad app
  • Open the downloaded app on your iPad
  • Go to the About tab within the app you downloaded
  • Login using username: sesame@epl.ca password: sesame123
  • Once you have logged in, tap on the eStore tab and click download to get the book you want


  • Solaro Library Card Required.

    Solaro provides the same great Alberta specific curriculum information you find in their Keys and SNAP publications.    You can take a quick quiz or create a Solaro account and work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes.   If you create an account your lesson progress and results will be tracked to help you.   Covers grade 3 through grade 12 Alberta curriculum.

    State Papers Online 18th Century 1714-1782

    State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 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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    Theatre in Video Movies & TV Library Card Required.

    Theatre 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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    Tumblebooks eBooks Library Card Required.

    This site has audio books, games, non-English books and more. These help to develop early literacy skills, and have everything from storybooks to non-fiction titles about important social issues.

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    World Vital Records Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Directories Library Card Required.

    Whether you are a serious genealogist or a beginner, World Vital Records makes it easy to fill in missing information in your family tree. World Vital Records is growing quickly and offers access to a wide variety of genealogical records from around the world, including everything from birth and marriage records, to historic newspapers, immigration lists, census records, vital records, parish and land records. Rare collections, such as passenger lists from immigrant vessels, yearbooks from US high schools and universities, manuscripts and major new census documents are also available. Users can search by country, region or US state and to cross reference the results against a number of international records.
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