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Business and Career

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
Information from the Alberta government to help you find information on occupations and education.

Cypress Resume
Quickly create professional resumes, cover letters and reference sheets. Choose from different qualifications, tasks, and duties to help you stand out in the job market.

Government of Canada: Job Bank
Search for jobs across the country, sign up for job alerts, explore careers, and get news on the job market. Explore top advertised jobs, income and skills needed. You can post your resume for employers to view too!

Lynda.com Lynda allows patrons to take online learning courses on a variety of subjects at their own pace. Great for those trying to find a career path, job retraining and doing professional development.

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eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music & Videos
cloudLibrary
Access a 
catalogue of eBooks and eAudiobooks that you borrow and download from with your library card. Don't worry about any late fees and download the cloudLibrary app to listen or read on your mobile devices.

hoopla
Offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and TV shows in one single catalogue
. Borrow up to 4 items per month with no holds or late fees. Download the hoopla app onto your mobile devices to read, listen or watch on the go.

Indigenous Cinema
Access 200+ short and full length films by Indigenous directors for free through the National Film Board of Canada.

OverDrive
Access a 
catalogue of eBooks and eAudiobooks that you can borrow and download from with your library card. Don't worry about late fees and borrow up to 10 items at a time. Download the Libby app onto your mobile devices so you can read and listen on the go.

RBdigital Audio
RBdigital offers simultaneous borrowing of 300+ eAudiobooks meaning no waitlists! Use on your computer or download the mobile RBdigital app today!

Read Alberta eBooks
PLSB has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) to offer 1,000+ Alberta-published eBooks to readers across the province. Borrow up to 7 titles at once without any holds or late fees.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBooks offers animated and narrated story books, narrated eBooks, traditional eBooks, graphic novels and videos for kids, pre-K to grade 9. Read instantly with no holds!

World Book: Early World of Learning
World Book: Early World of Learning helps children learn to read while having fun! Play games to help facilitate learning in both English and Spanish. Practice reading skills with popular nursery rhymes and fairytales.

 


 
Encyclopedia and Reference
 

Dictionary of Canadian Biographies
A searchable online collection of approximately 8,500 detailed biographies of noteworthy Canadians.
 
Early Canadiana Online
Offers primary resources for learning about Canadian history. Documents, that can be used for genealogy, are offered in over 20 languages. 
 
Historica Canada is Canada's largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship.

Solaro

Get access to homework help based on your provincial curriculum, grade and subject! Just login with your library card!

You have access to 7 World Book databases through the Peace Library System. Each resource has different features but they all complement and work with each other. Begin learning to read with World Book: Early World of Learning and work your way up to World Book: Advanced.

 
 

 

Financial Resources

Canadian Financial Literacy Database
The Government of Canada provides your one-stop shop to find information on budgeting and money management, insurance, saving and investing, taxes and fraud prevention, and so much more.

Grant Connect (only available for in-library use)
Search for funds for your organization, look at similar organizations and where they get funding, and find contact information for organizations offering grants and bursaries.

Money Matters
Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adult learners.

Money Mentors
Use Money Mentor’s valuable learning tools - tools that are developed, refined and honed to be relevant for each user. You’ll learn how to create effective, realistic spending plans, deal with your debts, save more and build a stronger credit rating.

My Money Coach
Learn how to save money and make smart financial choices by browsing budgeting tips and tools for your spending and saving needs. Get debt help, watch webinars on hot topics and read the blog for great money strategies.

 


Genealogy
 
Ancestry Library Edition (only available for in-library use)
Access to over 60 million Canadian records, including birth, marriage, and death records, census records, military records, immigration and naturalization records and more.

Canada GenWeb Project
A gateway to free Canadian genealogy resources online that is organized by province.

Early Canadiana Online
This virtual library holds thousands of historical primary documents with a Canadian focus that anyone can access.

Glenbow Archives
This website offers resources for those performing genealogy research with a specific focus on the Prairies and Métis ancestry.

Historica Canada
Historica Canada is Canada's largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship.

Library and Archives Canada
The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians.


 

 
Health and Wellness
 

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to million living in Alberta, and to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C.
and the Northwest Territories.
 
Family Doctor
This site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and contains information about diseases and conditions, prevention and wellness, pregnancy and infancy, kids, teens and senior health sections.
 
John Hopkins Medicine Library
Guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions from A to Z.

Medline Plus

Search information on health, wellness, disorders and conditions, learn about drugs and supplements, and discover tutorials, health and surgery videos, games and quizzes.
 
My Health Alberta
The Government of Alberta initiative to provide health and wellness information through various articles, a symptom tracker, find your closest healthcare provider and more.

 
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Languages
 
Pronunciator
Pronunciator is an online language learning system that offers information, training and studying through courses at your own pace but also the ability to attend small live classes to practice. There are 70+ foreign language and several ESL courses.

Solaro

Get access to homework help based on your provincial curriculum, grade and subject! Just login with your library card!

Transparent Language Online is an online language learning system for independent learners with 100+ language courses, including indigenous languages like Cree.
 
 

Legal

Alberta Law Libraries
A provincial network of law libraries existing to provide research support and information services to the public and the legal community.
 
Canadian-Lawyers.ca
Allows you to search for lawyers by geographic region, 
area of expertise, or specific names, as well as providing up-to-date and relevant legal information.
A virtual library of Canadian legal information.
A legal research help page that focuses on strategy and effective use of primary and secondary sources in both print and electronic formats.

Codify
Updates daily with all provincial and federal Canadian legislation (bills and acts) that is being introduced, updated, and receiving approval/assent.

Law Central Alberta 

LawCentral Alberta is a portal or collection of links to law-related information and educational resources on justice and legal issues of interest to Albertans.
 
Laws for Landlords and Tenants in Alberta 
Learn about the laws that apply when renting a place to live in Alberta.
 
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
For almost 50 years, NCSA has assisted Indigenous people 
gain fair and equitable access to the justice, children’s services and corrections systems in Alberta.
 
Oak Net: Older Adult Knowledge Network
Information on Albertan and Canadian law to help protect the older adult.

 
Willow Net: Abuse and the Law in Alberta 
Willownet provides legal information for Albertans experiencing violence in a relationship.

 


Literature

Novelist K-8
This kid-friendly eResource contains book reviews and enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population.

 
Novelist Plus
The most comprehensive reader's advisory tool available. Like an author? Find a read alike here! Looking for book club guides? Look no further! Book reviews on over 150,000 fiction titles and over 4,000 custom created articles.

 

Magazines & Newspapers
Consumer Reports
A nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews since 1936. They put over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year.

PressReader
PressReader provides access to thousands of local, regional and international newspapers and magazines in 60 languages. Read, share and discuss news from 5,000+ global publications. Available online and on mobile devices.

RBdigital Magazines
RBdigital Magazines offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.Popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of issues you can borrow. Use on your browser or download the mobile RBdigital app today!

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides full-text articles from the world's major newspapers, newswires and new magazines. Also includes television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

 


Research Databases


Alberta Research Portal
Your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources. This portal lets you access the Gale Primary Sources collection, a resource with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous Peoples, the Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Sabin Americana, and 25 titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

 
Provides full-text articles from the world's major newspapers, newswires and magazines. Also includes television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.