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Alexander Street Music Online Music Library Card Required.

More than 12 million tracks of streaming music. Includes Classical, Contemporary World, Jazz, Independent Popular, Smithsonian Global Sound and American Song. Also includes the Classical Scores Library with 24,000 scores and manuscripts. New scores and tracks added regularly. Found In:


Alt Health Watch Library Card Required.

A full-text database focused on complementary, alternative and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Includes up to seven years of back issues. Read all of the magazine, journal and newsletter articles online. Found In:



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.   Found In: Is in libraryIn library only


Auto Repair Reference Center Library Card Required.

Vehicle repair manuals. Includes engine-specific diagnostic and repair procedures, electrical diagrams, maintenance schedules and tables, TSBs and more. Car repair enthusiasts will love this. Found In:

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Beanstack New!

Beanstack is a personalized service designed for readers of any age. It features tools to help families, educators, and children themselves discover books in our collection, programs at our library, and activities that encourage lifelong reading. Found In:


Biography & Genealogy Master Index Library Card Required.

Provides listings of articles found in a wide range of the reference books in our collections (e.g. Who's Who in Canada; or the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll; or the Oxford Dictionary of Art). Does not provide the text of the articles, but is a great finding tool for tough biographical questions. Found In:



Bookflix eBooks Library Card Required.

BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that 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 and exploration.  


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. Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:


Business Plans Handbook Library Card Required.

Business 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. Found In:


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Canadian Businesses (Dun & Bradstreet) Library Card Required.

Detailed information about Canadian businesses from Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database via Mergent. The D&B® Million Dollar Directory (MDDI) provides a valuable source of information on both privately and public companies and their executives. Mergent’s MDDI now combines complete coverage on all businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide. Limit of 100 exports per session Found In:


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   Found In:





Career Cruising Library Card Required.

Looking for help in choosing a career, planning for a future career. Try cruising for a career your complete career guidance solution. Found In:






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. Found In:


Criterion Collection Movies & TV New! Library Card Required.

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! Found In:


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. Found In:


Curio.ca Movies & TV

Curio.ca gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more. Found In:


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. Found In:

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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. Found In:

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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 "for Dummies" series. Most titles are in PDF format only. The number of ePub formatted titles is expected to grow over the next months. Currently includes more than 5,200 titles with new titles being added regularly. Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:


Edmonton Obituaries

Search our index to locate the date on which an obituary was published in the Edmonton Journal Index coverage is from January 1950 to December 1982. Found In:


EPL eReader eBooks

Edmonton Public Library’s eReader gives you access to thousands of eBook titles without having to download any extra apps or create additional passwords.  And when you place holds or check titles out, you can manage them right from your library account.



Explora for Kids

Discover all of our EBSCO databases for kids in one spot! Explora provides a single search box with easy-to-browse categories, making it easier to discover rich, reliable content that supports student research and classroom instruction. Found In:


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Family Behavior Toolbox Library Card Required.

The Family Behavior Toolbox (FBT) is designed to be a self-help resource for parents and family members to understand the behavior they are encountering and the options available to deal with it. To help you understand some of the fundamental issues surrounding challenging behavior we have prepared some general guidance which suggests the things you need to consider and the possible reasons for the difficult behavior. You may already know where the problem lies but it is worth taking a moment to consider all the possibilities. To learn more, visit the general guidance pages. Found In:




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! Test Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:

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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.
    • 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. Please note that the dropped course will still count towards your three course per year limit. EPL cannot reinstate course credit.
    • 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 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. Found In:



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HeritageQuest Online

Genealogical resource for United States and North American research. Includes complete U.S. census from 1790 to 1930. Included documents are digitized for online viewing. Found In:


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InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Watch award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries and web series from all the major film festivals around the world. Free, unlimited access to more than six  thousand films available wherever and whenever you have time to watch. Format: Web Only (streaming)

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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) Found In:


Lynda.com Library Card Required.

Online learning library that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills from over 3,100 engaging video courses taught by recognized industry experts. To get started simply login with your library card and PIN. (Browser access only.  App access NOT available.) Found In:

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MasterFILE Library Card Required.

Full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Found In:



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! Found In:


National Geographic Kids Library Card Required.

Play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts on National Geographic Kids



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. Get App in Apple Store Found In:


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. Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:


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. Found In:




Naxos Works Music Library Card Required.

Naxos Works is an online reference guide to classical, orchestral and chamber music. It provides a wealth of detail on instrumentation, duration, publisher and work introductions with content from 70,000 works and 4,000 composers listed. Found In:


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.


New Book of Popular Science Library Card Required.

Provides accessible, easy-to-understand science, medicine, and technology articles for a younger audience. Includes all the articles from the print version of the encyclopedia, plus many added, interactive features. Found In:



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. Found In: Is in libraryIn library only


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. Found In:

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OnePlay: Downloadable Games Games New!

OnePlay for Libraries allows you to instantly download and play over 2,000 Android and PC games for free. All games are available immediately and games can be downloaded and played offline on PC’s, Android tablets and smartphones. Get the Windows Application  or the Android Application (An application is required to play games.)



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. Found In:



OverDrive Kids

Check out all the great titles for kids that are part of our Overdrive collection.


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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” option if you want to create a personalized account and save your reading preferences. Found In:

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Read Alberta eBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Read Alberta eBooks gives you instant access to over 1,000 eBook titles from Alberta apublishers. The collection features all genres including literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, self-help and young adult. Titles can be read on all devices including desktop, tablets and eReaders. Found In:



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   Found In:


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 Found In:


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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. Found In:


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. Found In:


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
  • Get App in Apple Store


    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.

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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. Found In:


    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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    Value Line Library Card Required.

    Reliable and accurate information for investors; includes stock rankings, expert security analysis and statistics Very strong on the American markets. The EPL subscription does not include all parts of their online resources. Found In:

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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. Found In:

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    Zinio Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

    250 magazines, full colour, full text in all their glory. Top titles include Newsweek, The New Yorker, Elle, Esquire, and The Hockey News. Titles are sorted by most popular. To obtain a complete A-Z list of available titles, simply click in the search bar on the Zinio homepage. *New issues of US Weekly and Rolling Stone can now be found in Flipster. Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:

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