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Additional eResource Information

Information on accessing and using Peace Library System eResources.

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.

All Albertans share barrier free access to this collection. 

Access to over 60 million Canadian records, including birth, marriage, and death records, census records, military records, immigration and naturalization records and more. 

Access to this resource is for in-library use only.

Le Centre de la francophonie des Amériques annonce la mise en ligne de la nouvelle  Cette bibliothèque numérique est unique, 100 % Franco-Amérique pour ses membres! Pour commencer, allez dans le coin supérieur droit de l'écran et créez un compte gratuit.

The Center de la francophonie des Amériques announces the launch of the new  This digital library is unique: 100% Franco-American and free for its members! To begin, go to the top right corner of the screen to create a free account.

Part of ProQuest's Historical Newspapers, this archive of historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1883 - 2010. For current issues of the Calgary Herald, please visit PressReader.

Access more ProQuest databases below:

Canadian Newsstream - access to the full text of over 400 Canadian news sources from Canada's leading publishers.

Coronavirus Research Database - a free health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Publicly Available Content Database - publicly available content from a number of different sources from around the world. Content includes journal articles, pre-prints, dissertations, conference papers and reports. 

A gateway to free Canadian genealogy resources, organized by province.

This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents.

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more!

This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!

Get some of the newest and your old favourites using cloudLibrary. One of four eBook catalogues available to the Peace Library System, cloudLibrary offers a large catalogue of eBooks & eAudiobooks that all library patrons can access with an internet connection. Read and listen at home or download your titles onto your mobile devices and take them to go.

Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make informed choices about products, services, and safety. They put over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year. You can use this resource inside and outside of the library. You will be asked for your library barcode when accessing Consumer Reports outside of the library.

A searchable online collection of approximately 8,500 detailed biographies of noteworthy Canadians.

Grant Connect is a fundraising platform that connects users with funding opportunities. Explore grant opportunities from over 11,000 Canadian foundations, 560 corporate giving programs, 370 government grant programs, and more. 

Access to this resource is for in-library use only. 

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

Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection is the shared documentary heritage of all Canadians and spans the entire history of our country. The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians.

LinkedIn Learning is a video tutorial library available to all patrons looking to improve or expand their skills. The site offers thousands of videos and is constantly expanding to ensure patrons have the most up to date information on software, skills, tasks, careers and more.

For Android & iOS users: when logging into the app for the first time, you will be asked for a Library LinkedIn Learning ID which is peacelibrarysystem.

Read and listen to picturebooks in over 50 languages, including English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, German, and Russian. Available on a trial basis until May 2024.

LOTE4Kids is our online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. LOTE4Kids has over 3,0000+ picture books in 65+ languages, with new books and languages released each month – helping libraries to engage immigrant, refugee and multilingual families in their communities.

Download the LOTE4KIDS app in your App Store or Play Store. More Info

Niche Academy offers dozens of video tutorials for patrons wanting to learn how to use eResources and useful skill. It also hosts some oral history videos from individuals in the Peace Library System region.

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

For more on how NoveList pairs the right book with the right reader, check out The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Appeal.

Need a book recommendation? Use NoveList to search by dozens of appeal factors, look at the list of similar titles, authors and series and get a good look at book awards and their winners.

For more on how NoveList pairs the right book with the right reader, check out The Secret Language of Books: A Guide to Appeal.

The open government portal is a collection of datasets and publications by Alberta government departments and agencies. The public can use and access this data freely to learn more about how government works, carry out research, or build web apps.

Bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for you to download in ebook and audiobook formats. Get access to dozens of eMagazine publications as well! Patrons log in with their library barcode and PIN and are able to check out and download up to ten titles at a time.  

*Starting February 1, 2023, all issues of The Economist will be removed from the OverDrive Magazines collection. Please contact the Consulting Deparment if you have any questions.* 

The Kids eReading Room is part of OverDrive and collects titles for kids 0-12 years of age.

PressReader allows patrons to read all of their favourite newspapers online. PressReader has over 7,000 eNewspapers and eMagazines from 120+ countries, in 60+ languages.

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

Bluebird is a language learning app from Pronunciator. Patrons can use the same login credentials as Pronunciator to access. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play store. 

Collection of eBooks published in Alberta, including fiction and nonfiction titles. Available through Cantook Station. Notable collections include: 

The Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection - Over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. The collection increases access to stories by Indigenous authors and writings about Indigenous cultures. Access the collection directly here.

Accessible Alberta - Each title in the Accessible Alberta collection includes features that provide an accessible reading experience for all readers — because everyone deserves access to great stories. Access the collection directly here.

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

Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system for independent learners with 100+ languages currently on offer, including Indigenous languages like Cree and Ojibwe.

TumbleBookLibrary offers animated and narrated story books, narrated eBooks, traditional eBooks, graphic novels and videos for kids (pre-K to grade 8).