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).

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.

Encyclopedia Britannica is a freely-available, online version of the print edition. Browse hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and websites through this interface.

L'Encyclopédie Découverte is written at an appropriate reading level for younger users who are native speakers and readers of French, as well as older learners for whom French is a second language. Easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, and activities.

MasterFILE Premier has more than 1,700 full-text, general and multi-disciplinary reference publications dating to 1975. Covers general reference, business, health, education and science. Full-text reference books, biographies, primary sources, photos, maps and flags.

Online Reference Centre is a 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 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.

Public library staff and patrons need to login a password. 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.

Oxford Dictionaries is the free site that offers a complete,current English dictionary, grammar guidance, puzzles and games, a language blog, and up-to-date bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner's Spanish language reference tool. Offers hands-on activities created for different learning styles, search and browse options to make finding content easier, and excellent editorial and multi-media content. Use the bi-lingual feature to switch between Spanish and English.

World Book Online Info Finder is a great resource for elementary and middle school learners who need help with their homework and research projects. Includes articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of other articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World Book Online Kids is a revolutionary site for younger students. It features thousands of articles and multimedia, a bright, graphical design with fun activities and hands-on lesson plans that incorporate core curriculum subjects. Includes audio.

World Book Online Reference Center is powerful reference tool for researchers high school age and above. Using a single search you can find encyclopedia articles, multimedia, e-books, and primary source databases. Includes such research tools as a dictionary, an atlas, a Citation Builder, and local and country research guides.