Alberta Heritage Digitization Project offers free, online access to Alberta's cultural and heritage materials. Browse newspapers from 1885, read entire local history books, research legal documents, view historic photographs, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition contains thousands of databases of family information from sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, photos, maps, and more. Tutorials
* Must be at a Chinook Arch member library to use Ancestry Library Edition.

Canadian Encyclopedia is presented free of charge by Historica with the aid of its partners and the generous support of Heritage Canada. The site contains the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only).

Canadian Newsstand Complete provides full-text articles from major Canadian newspapers. Photos, illustrations, graphs, classifieds, advertisements, and stock market reports are excluded. Articles are added 7 days after publication. Included Publications

Canadian Reference Centre is the largest collection of regional full text content from Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books available to Canadian libraries. Includes full text articles from leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K) periodicals, reference books, biographies and an Image Collection. Updated on a daily basis. Tutorial. Included Publications

CanLII contains statutes, regulations, and selected case law for the federal government as well as for every province and territory in Canada. Also includes links to frequently consulted legal documents for each jurisdiction (eg, Progress of Bills, Hansards, and Gazettes) as well as links to legal websites for many other countries.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online is an online database of people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Explore the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture through this resource.

Early Canadiana Online gives you access to more than 2 million pages of Canada's printed heritage. Works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Collections include information on women, government, french-Canadians, religious organizations, and First Nations.

Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples is a Canadian reference tool containing detailed essays on virtually every ethnic group to have settled in Canada as well as the First Nations.

Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Archives  is an online database containing thousands of historical newspaper pages from the Lethbridg Herald. The full-page newspapers, dating back to 1905, can be searched by keyword or browsed by date. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event that interests you.

Online Reference Centre is a $1.7 million collection of curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources licenced for use by all Albertans.  It's of particular benefit to K-12 students, their parents, and school staff.  It's a great source of online content that includes audio, videos, pictures, text translation, citation tools, language learning tools, and access to journals such as Walrus, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Men’s Health, and Maclean’s just to name a few (RSS feeds available).

Public library staff and patrons need to login with passwords. Contact Chinook Arch Public Services or ORC Coordinator, Jamie Davis, (780-414-0805 x229) to receive login credentials. Visit the ORC Support Site for additional information.

Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource for scholars, students, and researchers to explore the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies.

University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections contains archival issues of many Southern Alberta Newspapers, maps from the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives, and historical photographs from the Magee Family Collection and more.