ALT HealthWatch is an alternative health database that provides full text for 180 publications, including many peer-reviewed journals. In-depth coverage of complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

Health Source - Consumer covers topics such as aging, AIDS, cancer, children's health, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition, sports medicine, women's health and other topics. Includes Lexi-PALS drug content, which covers over 1,000 generic medications, 100 natural products and 19 vaccines.

MedlinePlus is the freely available National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it offers information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in plain language.

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content, from last week's news to back issues from the 1980s. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Newspaper Source Plus can be accessed via Explora, EBSCO's dedicated interface for schools and public libraries.

Content Includes:

  •  Full text for more than 1,200 newspapers
  •  More than 40 news magazines
  •  News from 130 newswires
  •  Nearly 67 million full-text articles

Newspapers Include:

  •  Toronto Star
  •  USA Today
  •  The Washington Post
  •  Christian Science Monitor
  •  The Times (UK)

TV & Radio News Transcripts Include:

  •  CBC
  •  ABC News
  •  CBS News
  •  CNBC
  •  CNN
  •  FOX News
  •  MSNBC
  •  National Public Radio
  •  PBS

Online Reference Centre a collection of curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources licenced for use by all Albertans. Aimed at 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.