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Career and Job Planning

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS)
Information from the Alberta government to help you find information on occupations, help planning what education requirements are needed for your career goals, help planning how to pay for your education, and finding a job while in school.
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Cypress Resume
Create professional resumes, cover letters and reference sheets quickly. Choose from different qualifications, duties and experiences to help you stand out in the competitive job market. Use templates or create your own to save, edit, and print anywhere.
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Government of Canada: Job Bank
Search for jobs across
Alberta and Canada, sign up for job alerts, explore careers, and get news on the job market. You can explore top advertised jobs, how much money you can make, and what skills you'll need.
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eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

cloudLibrary 
Offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks to read and listen to online or on 
your 
favourite device. No late fees as the books automatically delete themselves when the due date is up.
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hoopla 
Offers eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows all in one great application online or on your device. 
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OverDrive
Graphic novels, eBooks and audiobooks to read and listen to online or on your favourite device.
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Read Alberta eBooks
PLSB has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Read Alberta eBooks platform on public library websites.
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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Access to over 60 million Canadian records, including birth, marriage, and death records, census records, military records, immigration and naturalization records and more. Only available for in-library use.
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Early Canadiana Online
This virtual library holds
thousands of historical primary documents with a Canadian focus that anyone can access.
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Library and Archives Canada
The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians.

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Languages

Mango Languages
Up for some fun? Try learning to talk like a pirate or get some extra help learning Canadian French. Mango offers a wide variety of languages in an easy to learn format for kids and adults. Download the Mango Languages app today!
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Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online is an online language-learning system for independent learners with 100+ language courses, including indigenous languages like Cree.

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Literature
 

Novelist K-8
This kid-friendly
eResource contains book reviews and enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. The most comprehensive reader's advisory tool available. Like an author? Find a read alike here! Looking for book club guides? Look no further!
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Novelist Plus
This is a no age restrictions resource to help you find your next book! The most comprehensive reader's advisory tool available. Like an author? Find a read alike here! Looking for book club guides? Look no further!
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eMagazines


PressReader 
PressReader provides access to thousands of local, regional and international newspapers and magazines in 60 languages. Read, share and discuss news from 5,000+ global publications. Available online and on mobile devices.
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RBdigital Magazines
RBdigital Magazines offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. 
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Money Matters

Canadian Financial Literacy Database
The Government of Canada provides your one-stop shop to find information on budgeting and money management, insurance, saving and investing, taxes and fraud prevention, and so much more. 
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My Money Coach
Learn how to save money and make smart financial choices by browsing budgeting tips and tools for your spending and saving needs. Get debt help, watch webinars on hot topics and read the blog for great money strategies.
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Money Matters
Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adult learners. Their workbooks are used in classrooms across Canada, and are full of learning and activities that can be adapted according to the needs of individual groups.
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Money Mentors
Use Money Mentor’s valuable learning tools. You’ll learn how to create effective, realistic spending plans, deal with your debts, save more and build a stronger credit rating.
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Research Materials

Alberta Research Portal
Access millions of primary source documents from institutions all around the world on nearly every topic imaginable!
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Dictionary of Canadian Biography
A searchable online collection of approximately 8,500 detailed biographies of noteworthy Canadians.
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EBSCOhost Databases
Search through 18+ databases to find access on nearly every topic imaginable.
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Explora
Also available from EBSCOhost is Explora. Search or browse through tons of articles and other formats of information.
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Online Reference Centre
Provided by the Alberta Government to ensure students have equal access to quality resources everywhere in the province. Great for lesson planning and accessing resources to complete homework.
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World Book Online
You have access to 7 World Book databases through the Peace Library System. Each resource has different features but they all complement and work with each other. Begin learning to read with World Book: Early World of Learning and work your way up to World Book: Advanced.
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