Research and Study Guides
Online study help and exam prep for Alberta curriculum grades 3 - 12.
Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.
Provides access to special courses for English language learners, plus courses in over 30 of the world’s most popular languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese.
Through a large array of unique documents, this multi-archive collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920.
Learn Alberta's Online Reference Centre (ORC)
The Online Reference Centre (ORC) is a collection of digital resources provided to all K-12 students in Alberta as the result of a unique partnership between The Alberta Library and Alberta Education since 2001.
When users access the ORC from school they automatically authenticate and are able to use any of the resources without entering a username/password. However, users can access the ORC from anywhere with an internet connection by entering a username and password once during their session. Every school jurisdiction (school district) is provided a username and password that all students and staff from the district use to access the ORC remotely. Ask at your school or at APL for the username and password.
Does a homework question have you stumped? Ask your librarian for resources that can help you find the answer!