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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Connections will no longer be available as of June 30, 2021

Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone's experience reading children's and young adult books. With author interviews, blog posts, book trailers, book lists, and more- it is a great tool to find new books of any genre that will delight readers. It even offers support for homeschooling or homework.

At the login screen, select SIGN IN WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD.

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

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

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The ORC is ending June 30, 2021.

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

*Get your username/password from your teacher/principal/public librarian

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

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LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with thousands of video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you. Courses are available in 7 languages.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: will transition to LinkedIn Learning on March 22, 2021.

The new platform will provide access to over 16,000 courses and  includes courses in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. 

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

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RBdigital access will cease March 31, 2021. All content has transferred to OverDrive/Libby.

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

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Teaching Books will no longer be available as of June 30, 2021

Use this resource to locate information on how authors and illustrators write and illustrate their books, as well as links to author Web sites and audio book readings. Coverage includes graphic novels, picture books, historical fiction, adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

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  • Students, get your Username and Password from your local library

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

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

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

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