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Alberta Research Portal Online Learning and Databases

Primary Source Research Database with 69 unique primary sources including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, the Associate Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, and more!

Freely available to all Albertans.

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Ancestry Library Edition Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Discover your family history and trace your genetic roots with Ancestry Library.

Access 128 million Canadian family records, as well as 7 billion genealogical records from 100 countries across the globe!  Collections include military publications, census data, pictures, stories, and more.

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Auto Repair Source Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Are cars and trucks your passion?  Everything you need to learn about a wide array of vehicles can be found using Auto Repair Source (Automate DIY Auto Repair).

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


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Beanstack Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Beanstack is a web and mobile app that tracks reading for all ages and creates a reading culture in our community.  There are activities and challenges for readers and sometimes even prizes for challenges.

Watch a video tutorial to learn more about Beanstack.

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Bluebird Languages (Powered by Pronunciator) Online Learning and Databases New! Library Card Required.

Bluebird (Powered by Pronunciator) is a language-learning app where you can learn 164 different languages!

Available for both Android and Apple phones and tablets.

A companion app for the web is available for desktop devices.

Use your existing Pronunciator credentials, or create a Bluebird account to start delving into 12.6 million interactive audio lessons!

You can learn more about learning languages with Bluebird by watching this video.

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Career Cruising Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Career Cruising is a bilingual, interactive resource designed to guide individuals through the career exploration and education planning process.

Includes detailed occupation profiles and comprehensive post-secondary education information, job descriptions and search guide, resume and portfolio builder, and interview prep.

A national database of post-secondary schools (Canada and U.S.), including detailed information on colleges, universities, and other training opportunities is also available.

Watch a video tutorial.

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Consumer Reports Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

 Consumer Reports provides purchasing information on a wide variety of products for the consumer. In today's rapidly evolving world new technologies, products and services are entering our lives daily.  Make better purchasing decisions with Consumer Reports, with money saving advice and tips, product ratings and reviews, and recommendations.

Watch a video tutorial.

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General OneFile Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Everything you need to find the answers to basic research questions. General One file contains millions of articles on a wide range of topics such as business, current events, sports, technology, health, and more!  

Explore academic articles in journals, news and magazines, encyclopedias and reference sources, and monographs and historical newspaper excerpts.

General One File can be accessed on a mobile device using the Access My Library App.  You can find more information about using the app here.

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Grant Connect Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Find new funders. Target better prospects. Track your relationships.

Grant Connect is a database designed to connect organizations with funders, providing up-to-date information on grant programs, application guidelines, financial history, and decision makers.


Found In: is in branchOnly available at Wood Buffalo Regional Library. No at-home/remote access.


GreenFILE is a research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

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hoopla digital eAudiobooks eBooks eMagazines/Newspapers Movies and TV Music Library Card Required.

hoopla is an all in one digital media resource that allows you to download and stream movies and TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics to enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone, or SMART TV!

hoopla features hundreds of thousands of titles, from Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors — not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well — all accessible from your computer or mobile device.

hoopla items have no holds or waitlists. Monthly limit of 20 resources per user. 

Watch a video tutorial to learn more about hoopla.

Number of checkouts: 20 per month

Loan time: 21 days

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Libby (Powered by OverDrive) eAudiobooks eBooks eMagazines/Newspapers Library Card Required.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines?  Libby has it all for you!

Libby (Powered by OverDrive) makes downloading OverDrive content to your mobile phone or tablet easier than ever. Find the Libby app in your device's app store. 

You can also access OverDrive using your favourite browser to view the OverDrive Catalogue on our website .

Number of checkouts: 5 at a time

Number of holds: 10 at a time

Loan time: 14 days maximum (Return early if you're finished!)

Watch a video tutorial .

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LISTA Online Learning and Databases

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a  research database for library and information science studies. LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, research reports. It is EBSCO's intention to provide access to this resource on a continual basis.

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Niche Academy Online Learning and Databases New!

Learn how to use library online resources, and other technology skills, with this series of video tutorials! These tutorials, created by Niche Academy, provide quick, bite-sized videos that can help you learn everything you need to know to get started. No login is required.

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NoveList K-8 Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Hey Kids, Looking for your next great read, or wondering the order of books in a series?  NoveList can help!

NoveList K-8 features grab and go booklists and series information for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and helps parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

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PressReader eMagazines/Newspapers Library Card Required.

PressReader connects you to thousands of global newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves. There are no limits on the number of issues you can download to your device to read anytime, anywhere. The collection is updated consistently with new journals, newspapers and magazines.

Explore through your favourite browser or find the app through your device's app store. 

Please note: Free access through the app is only granted in 48-hour intervals. After 48 hours, sign back into the app with your library credentials to continue access.

Watch a video tutorial.

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Pronunciator Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Interested in learning a new language? Pronunciator is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for over 160 popular languages and English Language Learning (ELL) for 51 non-English Languages.

Features live tutors, movies, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, and more!

Pronunciator is available on computers and mobile devices through browser access on your mobile phone or on the Bluebird app (powered by Pronunciator).

You may be prompted to log in once you reach the site using your Library Card number and PIN.

Watch a video tutorial.

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Solaro Online Learning and Databases Library Card Required.

Solaro - the one stop shop for student learning support.

Learning content on Solaro is age appropriate, aligned with Alberta Curriculum standards (Grades 3-12), and provides the same great Alberta specific curriculum information found in their Key and SNAP guides in an interactive format. Practice with quizzes and tests, take notes, and create flashcards!

Access through your computer or find the app in your device's app store. (To access through the app, sign up with your library credentials in a web browser first.)

You may be prompted to log in with your Library Card number and PIN when you reach the site.

Watch a video tutorial.

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