NLLS E-Resource/Database Information

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Mango - Language Learning Software



Now you can learn a new language, quickly and easily, at home or in the library.  Mango Languages provides you with  training modules to help you learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, Spanish - Latin American and American English, plus a whole lot more, 38 different languages in fact!  They even have English as a second language tutorials for several different language backgrounds. Try it today!

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Genealogy / Family History Resources


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.

HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections, tap in to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. 

Business Resources

Business Source Elite provides full text for more than 1,100 scholarly business journals, including 500 peer-reviewed business publications. Presents information dating back to 1985 and detailed company profiles for the world's 10,000 largest companies.

Regional Business News access full text articles from more than 80 US and Canadian business journals, newspapers and newswires.

Career Cruising find the right career, explore education and training options and build your own portfolio, at any age!

Do it Yourself Resources

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre provides comprehensive full text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 740 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and 140 hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft. The database also features extensive information on over 140 topics. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full text from the leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, PaperWorks, Scrapbooking, Quilter's World, and many more.  

Home Improvement Reference Centre Home improvement assistance, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home & garden, etc.

Small Engine Repair Reference Centre Small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.

The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information supplied by Point 5 Technologies, Inc., under license from Nichols Publishing, the former publisher of Chilton® Information and information from Delphi Integrated Service Solutions. Auto Repair Reference Center contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1945. Database content includes more than 33,800 vehicles covered from 1945 to present, nearly 800,000 drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 83,200 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 99,800 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator; AutoIQ, Quick Tips, a complete guide to vehicle repair.

Newspaper, Magazine and Journal Articles

Academic Search Elite Full text of nearly 2050 scholarly journals, including nearly 1500 peer-reviewed journals. Covering virtually every area of academic study with full text information dating as far back as 1985.

Canadian Newsstand Provides full text of major Canadian newspapers, including Alberta dailies and weeklies.

Canadian Reference Centre 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.

CPI.Q Canadian Periodicals Publication information for articles from Canadian and international journals, magazines and selected sections of the Globe and Mail. Offers full text of many articles and features biographies.

General Reference Centre GOLD Full text of magazines, reference books, and newspapers with information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, and sports.

MasterFILE Premier Full text articles from more than 1,900 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural magazines

Especially For Teachers and Educators

Academic Search Elite Provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts, literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple side of a current issue. It provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Contains over 1 million abstracts of education-related documents and journal articles from the world's largest education information resource.

Education Research Complete This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education.

Teacher Reference Centre TRC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education. 

Encyclopedias and Reference Materials

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple side of a current issue. It provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

World Book Kids The encyclopedia has dual navigation for searching and browsing, and incorporates inventive activities to engage children’s different learning styles.

World Book French (L'Encylopedie Decouverte) A general resource for adults and students, which includes thousands of articles pictures and maps in French.

World Book Spanish  A general resource for adults and students, which includes thousands of articles pictures and maps in Spanish.

World Book Online Info Finder A general resource for adults and students, which includes more than 26,000 articles and more than 12,000 pictures and maps.

World Book Online Reference Centre A general resource for adults and students, which includes more than 26,000 articles and more than 12,000 pictures and maps. 

Health and Wellness

ALT Health Watch Full text information on alternate, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including many peer-reviewed journals.

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


Canadian Literary Centre Provides several individual monographs and biographies, essays and literary criticism, book reviews, and includes access to Quill & Quire.

Novelist Plus Find out what to read next! Search for new titles, authors or plots, or enter your preferences to find read-alikes. Materials for all ages and reading levels.

Novelist K-8 If you are looking for ways to introduce both teachers and students to new books, and if you want to encourage independent reading and help students think more about why a particular story appeals to them -- you should look at NoveList® K-8! NoveList K-8 contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles.


Environment Complete offers deep coverage in areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

Other E-Resources

Are you an elementary or secondary student or parent? Do not forget about Learn Alberta's Online Reference Center.  Get your User ID and Pin Number from your principal and enjoy curriculum appropriate databases, games, videos and more!

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.

Directory of Open Access Journals (doaj) Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in French and English.

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.

Community Access Program CAP gives affordable access to the Internet.