To use the e-resources: 

  • Browse the list of titles below, organized by subject area.
  • Choose an e-resource and click on the title.
  • Companies that produce the e-resources are listed in parentheses after the title.
  • Some e-resources are geared for General use and some are geared for Academic use.
  • Happy Searching!

Articles in Magazines & Journals

Academic Search Elite (EBSCO):  Contains the complete text of nearly 2050 scholarly journals, including nearly 1500 peer-reviewed journals. This database covers virtually every area of academic study with full text information dating as far back as 1985. (Academic)

Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly or CPI.Q (Gale):  Provides publication information for articles from Canadian and international journals, magazines and selected sections of the Globe and Mail. It offers full text of many articles and features biographies and other reference content. (General)

Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO):  Combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. Includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text, full text reference books, full text biographies and an Image Collection.  (General)

Master File Premier (EBSCO):  Contains full text articles from more than 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural magazines. (General)



Canadian Newsstand (Proquest):  Provides full text of major Canadian newspapers, including Alberta dailies and weeklies. (General)


Encyclopedias & Reference Books

World Book Student: A general resource for adults and students, which includes more than 26,000 articles including state of the art multimedia, editor-reviewed web sites, periodical content and more, as well as over 12,000 pictures and maps.

World Book Kids: Offers simple navigation, easy to read articles, thousands of colourful illustrations, diagrams, and maps as well as engaging activities and teacher resources..


Canadian Literary Centre (EBSCO):  Contains books and reference material from the Canadian Press. Includes author biographies, essays, literary criticism, and book reviews. Includes access to Quill & Quire. (Academic)

NoveList (EBSCO): This is a popular Readers’ Advisory service that helps readers find fiction books. It contains over 120,000 fiction titles for all ages.  It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more! 

NoveList K-8 (EBSCO): With this readers’ advisory tool, students and teachers can access over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 audience, complete with full text reviews.  It also offers hundreds of reading lists, book talks, award lists, and teachers’ resources.



Business Source Elite (EBSCO):  Provides full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business journals, including 450 peer-reviewed business publications. This database is updated daily and presents information dating back to 1985. The database also contains 5,000 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor. (General)


Do It Yourself

Auto Repair Reference Centre (EBSCO): Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.  Database content includes more than 31,660 vehicles covered from 1945 to present; over 205,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs; approximately 75,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer; over 130,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing; specifications & maintenance schedules.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre(EBSCO): This e-resource provides comprehensive full text content from books and magazines for more than 140 topics in the subject areas of arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking and papercraft. 

Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO):Containing full text magazines and reference works, as well as images and videos of home repair projects, this e-resource will assist you in finding information to help you with projects related to wood projects; remodeling; plumbing; outdoor improvements; maintenance; electric work; and home & garden decoration.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO):This one stop e-resource will assist you with your small engine projects from basic maintenance to extensive repairs.  It contains full text manuals and reference books, complete with original photos and illustrations, covering more than 25 years of engine models from ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft, snowblowers, snowmobiles, and tillers. 



Education Research Complete (EBSCO): Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all education specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,820 journals, as well as full text for more than 900 journals, and includes full text for more than 71 books and monographs and for numerous education related conference papers.

Educational Resources Information Center or ERIC(EBSCO):  This database contains over 1 million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles from the world’s largest education information resource. (General or academic)



Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index (EBSCO): Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index is the premier resource for access to articles about gardens and plants. Topics include horticulture, botany, garden and landscape design & history, ecology, plant and garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy. A highlight of the database is its focus on environmentally sustainable horticultural and design practices. This index and abstract product is designed for gardening enthusiasts, professionals, and students of horticulture and of garden and landscape design & history.



HeritageQuest Online (ProQuest): HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more. 

Ancestry Library : unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as extensive record collections from Canada and other areas.

Note: this resource is only available in the library.


Health and Wellness

Alt HealthWatch(EBSCO):  This database provides full text information on alternate, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, and includes many peer-reviewed journals. (General)

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO):  The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide. Health Source features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals. Topics include medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. (General)


Language Learning Software

Auralog - Tell Me More: This immersion method is based on years of academic research and is aligned for ease of use. The program centers on developing the specific skills needed to succeed in learning a language, including: reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and culture.  



Environment Complete (EBSCO):
Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy resources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, envionmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. It contains more than 1,772, 000 records from more than 1,660 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s as well as more than 100 monographs. This database also contains full text for more than 600 journals. 

Other sites of interest

Alberta Heritage Digitization Project: Our Future, Our Past: A diverse range of personal, community, business, and governmental perspectives on Alberta's history.

Canadian Encyclopedia: Canadian topics explained in English and French.

Peel's Prairie Provinces: Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. The site contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.

Page updated: January 13, 2011.