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| Grades: 10 - 12 | TRIAL
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly. The Topic Finder tool adds power and depth to searches, allowing students to mine their search results and develop their research focus in ways never previously available.

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| Grades: K - 12 | TRIAL
Use the bilingual interactive online platform ACCENT on Heritage that allows you to learn and to teach the unique perspectives of Alberta’s francophone peoples in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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| Grades: K - 12 | TRIAL
Use this directory to find French recreational, cultural, and educational activities in the province that complement the Alberta programs of studies.

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| Grades: 6 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to access maps that assist in the investigation and study of Canada and its people through historical, economic, environmental and cultural information.

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| Grades: K - 3 | TRIAL
Use this resource to access interactive fiction and non-fiction books organized according to the following themes: Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places; ABC’s and 1,2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, Celebrations, and Imagination.

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| Grades: 3 - 12 | TRIAL
Access over 3 000 000 copyright-friendly images covering every subject area in one easy click. Download, cite, and manipulate every image with ease.

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| Grades: K - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to access to more than 141 000 encyclopedia articles on a wide array of topics, educational videos, images, magazine articles, learning games, and more through three age-appropriate interfaces—Elementary, Middle and High. Read-aloud features (with highlighting text) and text translation are available for every article. Image Quest has been embedded to provide access to thousands of copyright friendly, related images.

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| Grades: 6 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database for locating information on a broad range of Canadian topics. It is organized into the following categories: Biography, Geography, Government, History, Literature, Science, Social Issues, Sports, and World Cultures and Religion. The database includes newspapers, images, magazines, journals, Web sites, primary sources, videos, and more.

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| Grades: 5 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this encyclopedia to locate information on Canadian history, art, music, science, geography, culture and politics and famous Canadians. This resource contains articles, maps, images, multimedia, Web links, games and feature articles.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Canadian Literary Centre presents a collection of regional full-text content from sources such as Canadian Fiction Studies, Canadian Biography Series, Canadian Writers and Their Works (Poetry and Fiction Series), Essays on Canadian Writing, Brick: A Literary Journal, Canadian Literature, Quill & Quire, Room, University of Toronto Quarterly and many more.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. The Content includes more than 200 key topics and over 820 Essays in addition to Full Text of Leading Canadian and International Publications.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
With thousands of full-text biographies, reference materials and an image collection, this database provides an optimal research experience for students keeping up with current events or studying Canada's global involvement. The databases Includes Full Text of Leading Canadian and International Publications. In addition to full-text magazines and journals, Canadian Reference Centre provides full text for leading Canadian newspapers and newswires.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to browse for CBC News in Review videos organized into topics such as Canadian History, Geography, Global Studies, Government & Politics, Science & Technology and World History. Resource guides are included.

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| Grades: 3 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database to locate information on countries of the world, US states and Canadian provinces. Country data tables, maps, and a graphing tool are included alongside photographs, recipes, biographies and other cultural information specific to the countries covered.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Access over 17 000 full-length curriculum videos. Create playlists, clips, and video mash-ups using the video segments and sharing tools embedded in the resources. Full transcripts with read-aloud and text translation features included for every video.

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| Grades: 5 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to locate information on Confederation, the Red River Settlement, the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences, the Acadians, and War of 1812. In addition, this resource includes biographies of Canadian figures like Sir John A. Macdonald and George-Etienne Cartier. The French version of this resource is available by toggling the English-Francais button at the top left of the website.

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| Grades: 9 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to locate primary source material related to early Canadian history. This resource contains maps, images, excerpts from books and diaries, treaty documents, and early parliamentary debates.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
eLibrary helps simplify the research process by delivering one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content editorially selected to support novice researchers. More than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more. Contents include magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, images, maps, websites, videos and interactive simulations.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database for locating critical analysis related to topics such as business and economy; environment and climate change; conflict and diplomacy; government, politics and law; health and medicine; science and technology; and society and culture. The database includes newspapers, magazines, journals, reference works, web sites, primary sources, videos, and more.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to explore the political, social, and cultural history of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples of North America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This resource contains collections from both American and Canadian institutions, including the Javitch Collection from the University of Alberta, as well as indigenous-language materials. Topics include: the Iroquois Confederation, Canadian Catholic Indigenous Missions, Indigenous treaties in Canada, and more.

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| Grades: K - 6 | TRIAL
Use this language learning program to learn a second language in an interactive way. Each lesson is presented by theme and includes video clips, exercises and games. The languages included are British English, American English, Spanish, Spanish (LatAm), French, Chinese Pinyin, Italian, German, and Korean.

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| Grades: K - 6 | TRIAL
Use this database to access National Geographic Kids magazines dating back to 2009, hundreds of National Geographic Books, maps, as well as downloadable images and videos.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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| Grades: 3 - 6 | TRIAL
PebbleGo Next Science is a new ORC resource geared towards the “Next Generation” of science researchers. The database includes age-appropriate text, images, and videos, as well as human-voice Read Aloud and text highlighting. Database topics include: Rocks & Minerals, Plant Growth & Changes, Electricity & Magnetism, Evidence & Investigation, and more.

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| Grades: K - 3 | TRIAL
PebbleGO Social Studies: Use this fun and interactive database to access information about the world around you, families, community jobs, being a good citizen, world holidays, then and now, and the environment. PebbleGO Science: Use this database to learn more about plants, animals, sound, simple machines, light, earth science, seasons, weather, and humans. PebbleGO Animals: Use this database to learn more about a large variety of living animals, including their behaviour, classification, and habitats. A section on prehistoric dinosaurs is also included.

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| Grades: 6 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database to find primary source material on the early history and culture of the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Information on Métis and First Nations peoples, Franco-Albertans, Alberta local history, the history of Edmonton, and Alberta Railways is included.

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| Grades: 1 - 6 | TRIAL
Use this resource to find factual information organized into topics such as earth cycles; ecosystems and biomes; energy and matter; landforms; natural disasters; rocks and minerals; space; water; and weather and climate. Videos, web links, games, listen feature, and a list of science experiments are included.

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| Grades: 1 - 6 | TRIAL
Use this resource to find factual information organized into topics such as animals; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; habitats and ecosystems; human body; life cycles; and plants. Videos, web links, games, listen feature, and a list of science experiments are included.

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| Grades: 1 - 6 | TRIAL
Use this resource to find factual information organized into topics such as atoms and molecules; elements and periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement. Videos, web links, games, listen feature, and a list of science experiments are included.

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| Grades: 2 - 12 | TRIAL
Scholastic Go!, formally Amazing Animals of the World, now acts as a federated search engine of seven different Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands & Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. The articles included are written by subject experts and are differentiated by reading levels. The database also contains access to a robust atlas, world newspapers, videos, pictures, and more.

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| Grades: 6 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to locate magazine articles, science experiments, encyclopedia entries, images, audio and video clips, illustrations, graphs and Web links related to a wide range of scientific study: earth science, science history, life science, space, physics, math, chemistry, biology, natural science, environmental science, biotechnology and more.

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| Grades: 4 - 9 | TRIAL
Use this resource to access hands-on projects, videos, websites, science news, and articles related to Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Space Science, Health and Human Body, as well as Tech, Math, and Engineering.

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| Grades: 1 - 6 | TRIAL
SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing safe, reliable, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in the Primary and early Secondary school market segment. It is the only resource for materials targeted to student research. SIRS Discoverer is created with special care to provide for differentiated instruction and information literacy requirements. Contents include non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles, graphs, tables, political cartoons are all easily accessible through easy-to-follow search and browse options.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 350+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, on the most researched and debated social issues. SIRS Issues Researcher supports school curriculum and differentiated instruction through a wide-variety of features and tools including: article read aloud & language translation, Lexile scores, editorially written article summaries and citation generators.

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| Grades: 3 - 8 | TRIAL
These nine Interactive eBooks provide a narrative history of Indigenous peoples from across North America, beginning before European explorers set foot on North American soil to modern life on reservations today. Readers will develop a deep understanding of the chronological history of these peoples, the devastating outcomes of historical events, and how their cultures have endured and thrive today. **Note: If licensed with the Online Reference Centre in the future, the title of this resource will be Spotlight on Indigenous Peoples.

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| Grades: K - 12 | TRIAL
Use this resource to locate information on how authors and illustrators write and illustrate their books, as well as links to author Web sites and audio book readings. Coverage includes graphic novels, picture books, historical fiction, adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database to find out more about diseases, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, green living, grief and loss, mental health, sexuality and sexual health, nutrition and fitness, and much more. Videos, “ask Dr. Jan,” personal stories and hotlines are included.

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| Grades: 4 - 6 | TRIAL
Tigtag is the complete science resource for primary schools. Each Tigtag lesson has a number of original films, designed to cover your key learning objectives in a clear and engaging way. Tigtag films capture children’s imaginations and place their learning in the context of the world around them.

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| Grades: 4 - 6 | TRIAL
Use Tigtag CLIL to teach primary Science and Geography lessons in simplified English. Each of Tigtag CLIL's 128 learning units has been created by educators who understand the challenges of teaching in a second language. Each Tigtag unit contains at least one curriculum film, one context film and four to five shorter tidbit films.

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| Grades: K - 3 | TRIAL
Tigtag Junior is the complete online science resource for children aged 4–7 that includes stunning films and lesson ideas. Each Tigtag Junior lesson features original films that cover key learning objectives in a clear and engaging way. These two-minute films capture children’s imaginations and place their learning in the context of the world around them. Tigtag Junior introduces scientific concepts in a memorable way and provides teachers with the flexible tools they need to teach classes of all abilities.

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| Grades: 3 - 6 | TRIAL
Use this resource to access videos and interactive non-fiction books organized according to the following categories: Earth Science, Ecosystems, Experiments, Extreme Nature, Human Body, Space, Ancient Civilizations, Continents and Disasters. Related Grolier Online articles, project ideas, quizzes and web links are provided.

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| Grades: 6 - 12 | TRIAL
Twig is an award-winning online teaching resource, with content created by teachers and academics. Twig offers over 1700 short films, created specifically for the classroom, that cover Science, Math, and Geography.

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Experience the War of 1812 on-line from the perspective of each of its major participants—Americans, the British, Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native Americans. Using historic objects and images, this virtual exhibition allows you to draw your own conclusions and share your own perspective on a major historical event. The French version of this resource is available by toggling the English-Francais button at the top left of the website.

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| Grades: K - 12 | TRIAL
The World Book eBooks collection includes World Book's entire frontlist and backlist of nearly 400 books. It includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.

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| Grades: K - 2 | TRIAL
Access this resource for interactive eBooks, literacy games, multi-topic videos, nursery rhymes, and songs. Click the magic frog and see what happens!

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| Grades: 7 - 12 | TRIAL
Use this database for locating information on significant people, events and topics in world history. It is organized into the following categories: Biographies; Countries, Cultures and Civilizations; Economics; Events, Periods and Cultural Trends; Human Rights; Political Constructs, Movements and Organizations; Religions; and Wars and Conflicts. The database includes newspapers, images, magazines, journals, reference works, Web sites, primary sources, videos, and more.

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