||Pathfinders are great tools to help you get started on your research project! Tips
on how to search the catalogue, recommended books, websites, and more!
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Encyclopedias & Databases
Find quick, reliable information that you can
count on. Articles, reviews, news, images, and more.
Access in the Library or from home using your Strathcona County Library
Find a complete list of all our
Databases for Kids.
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Up-to-the-minute information about our country
- helpful when you are looking for information on a Canadian research
Online versions of these excellent print encyclopedias. Search for
encyclopedia & magazine articles, websites, pictures, maps, and videos.
- Lands and Peoples
- Countries, cultures, and current events
- The New Book of Knowledge
- Reference and current events
version of World Book Encyclopedia with extra materials such as
interactive maps, graphics, pictures, recommended websites and magazine
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The homepage of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Citizen's Guide to the Alberta Legislature
Answers to all your questions about how our provincial government works.
The Emblems of Alberta
Emblems symbolize the history, people, places, natural features, and even
values that together make Alberta what it is. From the Coat of Arms to the
Alberta tartan, each emblem signifies an important aspect of Alberta's
Premiers of Alberta
Biographies of premiers of Alberta, past and present. From the Legislature
Kids News Room
Outstanding news and current events site for kids. Kids
News Room was developed by parents who felt the need to create a safe,
interactive and educational internet learning environment.
The New York
Times Learning Network
For Grades 3 - 12. Read today's news, take the daily news quiz, find out
what happened on this day in history.
Top news, special reports, games and quizzes. Take a look at the pop zone
for the latest pop news.
TIME for Kids
Brings the latest news of the world to you (so you don't have to circle the
globe looking for it yourself!)
Over 200 different artists' works presented as well as online exhibitions.
Cybermuse: Your Art Education Website
Dynamic, colorful, interactive website from the National Gallery of Canada.
Search the collection
of Canadian, Indigenous, European, and Asian art.
Museum of Art
"Explore and Learn" where you can explore artists' lives and
work, and areas of the permanent collection through games and activities.
Virtual Museum of
Discover many of the treasures held in trust by Canada's museums.
Find maps and statistics for individual countries. To select a country click
on its general location on the map or the list of countries.
United Nations' Cyber School Bus
An outline of American geographical regions.
Royal Tyrell Museum
- A Place of Discoveries
Located in Drumheller, Alberta. Take a virtual tour or
check out the fossil encyclopedia!
Students will be able to use this site to learn more about how
transportation and communication needs are met in countries such as
India, Peru, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Canada.
The Academy of
Biographies of famous achievers in the areas of arts, business, public
service, science and exploration, sports. Lots of inspiring interviews and
quotations. Photos, audio and video clips.
Search 25,000 bios and 2,500 videos! A cousin of the television show and
magazine with lots of great info on all your favorite people!
Canadian Genealogy Centre's Kidspage
On this site, you can create your own virtual family tree and do other fun
family history activities!
This Day in
Find out what happened in history today or on your birthday! Look for events
in entertainment, crime, old west history and more!
From the Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Read about the doomed ship, its
heroes and heroines, and see the exhibit.
You are a slave who belongs to a farmer
in 1850s Maryland. Should you risk escape through the Underground Railroad
Find out about our parliamentary system, facts & history, people, economy,
climate & geography, environment, nature & natural resources, science &
technology, arts & culture, and lots more.
Up-to-the-minute information about our country. Over 10,000 articles with
lots of links and feature articles.
Stop: First Nations in Canada
Lots of information about Canada's First Nations, such as history and
of Canada's Geographical Names
Find out about the names of Canada's provinces, territories, capital cities
and national parks; origins of some Aboriginal community names; and a
variety of articles on interesting names across the country.
For Kids And Teachers
This very thorough site discusses such things as the history of Easter, as
well as Easter customs, songs and symbols.
Holidays Around the World
This World Book website focuses on holidays that take place in November and
December, but you'll find other holiday information here as well.
Why are there oversized socks hanging on your mantel? What are the
12 days of Christmas? Who is this Santa Claus person? Find the answers to
all kinds of Christmas-y questions!
Because this site is created by the Canadian Youth Online Club, you'll find
lots of information about both Canadian and American Thanksgiving
||Law & Government
Division's Country Studies
A very thorough and detailed site maintained by the US Library of Congress.
This site is especially good for historical, societal and government
Concise information about every country in the world from the Central
Intelligence Agency. Get info on geography, people, government, flags, and
Provides information about current population of countries, their divisions,
cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags.
First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Click on "Profiles" to get quick facts and terrific biographical info about
each Prime Minister. There is also a really good kid's version of this page.
Great Canadian Debates
Read about six heated Canadian debates, including Conscription in the two
world wars, the flag debate in the 1960s, and
the Meech Lake Accord.
Find info about the mayor and the councilor who represents your ward. Learn
about departments, bylaws, and upcoming events.
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