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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. Tailor searches to include summer jobs and internships for experience.
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eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

Cantook Station
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 Cantook Station platform on public library websites.
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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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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. Patrons must create an account to access this service. Limit of 5 borrowed items per month with no holds or late fees! This app also has a kid-friendly feature that can be turned on.
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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 the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents.
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Library and Archives Canada
This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents.
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Languages

Mango
Before you go, Mango. Mango is a language learning program teaching practical conversation and cultural awareness for the world’s most popular languages. It’s so fast and easy, you’ll be able to have a real conversation in your new language in just minutes!
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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.
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Novelist Plus
The most comprehensive reader's advisory tool available. Like an author? Find a read alike here! Looking for book club guides? Look no further! Book reviews on over 150,000 fiction titles and over 4,000 custom created articles.
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Magazines

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. The first time you log in you will need to click on "Create new account" in the top left corner of the screen. It's free and you will need to have your library barcode handy to register.
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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. Sort information by topic or who you are looking for information for to find tailored information to answer any finance question.
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My Money Coach
Learn how 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. myMoneyCoach offers calculators and spreadsheet templates for saving for university.
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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 - tools that are developed, refined and honed to be relevant for each user. 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

Encyclopedia and Reference

World Book Online
The portal provides connections to the World Book services, including Early World of Learning, World Book Kids for younger users and teaching resources, Info Finder, Timelines for students, and Reference Centre for advanced researchers and information seekers. Also search Spanish and French encyclopediae for resources in those languages. To find out what each great feature can do click here.
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Dictionary of Canadian Biographies
A searchable online collection of approximately 8,500 detailed biographies of noteworthy Canadians.
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Research Databases
 


Alberta Research Portal

Your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources. This portal lets you access the Gale Primary Sources collection, a resource with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Sabin Americana, and 25 titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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These databases are provided by EBSCOhost, each database is linked below.
There is also a mobile app as well, click here to get the app.
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Academic Search Elite
Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Academic Search Elite contains full text for more than 2,100 journals, Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985.
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ALT Health Watch
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.
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Auto Repair Reference Centre
Access repair information from major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, including: step-by-step instruction with photos and diagrams, service bulletins and recalls, specifications, and maintenance schedules. There are also educational videos, tips for care and repair, and troubleshooting.
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Business Source Elite
This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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Canadian Reference Centre
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. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 87,900 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags. This database is updated on a daily basis.
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Environment Complete
Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full texts. This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including medical sciences, food services and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
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MasterFILE Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
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Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
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Science Reference Centre
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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Small Engine Repair Reference Centre
Access a variety of repair information for ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and other small engines. Full text documents accompanied by photos and illustrations cover over 25 years of engine model.
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Teacher Reference Centre
Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. 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.
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Explora 
Also available from EBSCOhost is Explora. Search or browse through tons of articles and other formats of information.