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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 Teens.
Reference books covering a wide range
of subjects including history, technology, literature, art, and
Read-alikes and suggestions for what to read next. Search for titles,
authors, plots, and reading preferences.
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How the West Was Won
Learn about archeology & pre-contact; first nations & metis; fur
trade & mission history. A dynamic site from the Heritage Community
Heritage Digitization Project
Access to historical Alberta materials such as local histories and
Alberta: Home, Home on the Range
Traces the settlement of Alberta by various cultural groups such as
Ukrainian, Chinese, and Scandinavian, and follows the development of
communities such as Camrose. Find out what it was like to live on a
homestead or ranch in the early 1900s.
Alberta's Political History
Find out about the political process in Alberta, history of
political parties, events that have shaped our political climate,
and the determined men and women who have advocated for change.
AlbertaSource.ca: The Alberta Online Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia with an Albertan
focus. Find articles about topics such as Alberta’s Francophone
heritage, history of immigration, and famous legal cases. Click on
Index to see the complete list of resources, or search by topic,
audio, video, or images.
Place Names of
All four volumes of the popular book series online.
names of communities, geographical regions, and special areas.
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CIA World Fact Book
Current information about statistics on population, people,
government, economy, as well as flags and maps.
InfoPlease - Countries of the World
Find statistics and information by
country from InfoPlease almanac.
From Houghton Mifflin,
publisher of educational textbooks.
BBC Country Profiles
An instant guide
to history, politics and economic background of countries and
territories, and background on key institutions.
National Geographic - Travel and Culture
Search for articles, maps, facts, figures, and photos on countries
around the world.
Atlas of Canada
Detailed maps on topics such as the environment, people and society,
and climate change.
Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives:
find out where the works of over 8000 different fine artists can be
Have a closer look at the masterpieces of the Louvre in self-guided
American Museum of
Explore multimedia exhibits on topics.
Click on Collections to view the online image gallery of ROM
collections. Search by subject or collection areas.
Browse the collection of this museum
complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research
centers, and a zoo.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Celebrates the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada
over the centuries. Features over 500 virtual exhibits and 630,000
images in many subject areas from Canadian museums.
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Globe and Mail
Articles, news, streaming video, podcasts, RSS feeds
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's extensive online archives
include radio and video excerpts.
Articles, blogs, streaming video.
Use the search engine Google to search for news
Articles, blogs, polls, interviews.
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.
Art and Entertainment’s
25,000 greatest lives, History.
than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from
ancient times to the present day.
Search the database of Canadian scientists by occupation or area.
Read biographies about Nobel Laureates such as Sir Frederick Banting,
who discovered insulin. Read about the Person, the Story, and the
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
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Currently provides information on famous Canadians "who died between
the years 1000 and 1920 or whose last known date of activity falls
within these years."
Take a journey through the past. Learn about Canada's story through
the eyes of the people who lived it. Based on the award-winning TV
series on CBC.
Five: Heroes for Today
Chronicles the lives & achievements of five visionary women from
Alberta who fought for the recognition of women as persons in the
"Persons' Case". A comprehensive site from the Heritage Community
Multnomah County Library - History
A comprehensive index of web resources
on significant periods in history.
On This Day
Read about past historical events by date.
From New York Times
Passageways: True Tales of Adventure for Young Explorers
Travel back in time over a thousand years and meet men and women who
explored the many regions of Canada. Some of their adventures will
amaze you, others you may find revolting, and some you may not
believe! From the National Library of Canada.
This Day in History
Search by date in categories such as Literary, Disaster, World WarII.
Video footage. From the History Channel.
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Law & Government
Find out about
our parliamentary system, facts & history, people, economy, climate
& geography, environment, nature & natural resources, science &
technology, arts & culture, and more.
Canada E-Book (Statisitcs
Excellent online book that has sections on The Land, The People and
The Economy of Canada. Great for geography projects!
A fabulous Canadian history site featuring news, games, interactive
timeline and features.
Statistics Canada - Learning Resources
National and provincial data, community profiles, and historical
statistics that reflect how Canadians’ lives and priorities have
changed over the years.
Symbols of Canada
Learn about the history of the flag, the maple leaf, the arms of
Canada, national colors, and the national anthem.
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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
Government of Alberta
The homepage of the Alberta government.
Premiers of Alberta
Biographies of premiers of Alberta, past and present. From the
Find info about the mayor and the councilor who represents your
ward. Learn about departments, bylaws, and upcoming events.
Explore the Hill
Take a virtual tour of Parliament Hill
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.
Government of Canada
The homepage of the Government of Canada.
The homepage of Canada's Parliament.
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