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What is the E-Library?

For residents of Calgary: Use your Calgary Public Library card to access eBooks, online newspapers, magazines and other resources, from car repair to Shakespeare’s plays, from language learning to resume building. Start by clicking on the A to Z listing or browse by topic below.

Not a resident of Calgary? Contact your local library to inquire about electronic resources available to you.

E-Library

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  • Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series and covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
    Europa World Plus combines the famous authoritative world-wide coverage of the Europa Wold Year Book with regular online updates. This web version delivers fast, impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can I get an overview of the recent economic history of the Czech Republic?
    • Can I get the name and address of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Argentina?
    • I need the national flag and some statistics for Thailand.

    Vendor

    • TAYLOR & FRANCIS
  • Eyewitness Travel Guides offer detailed illustrations, floor plans of key sights, 3D maps and guided talks to whet your appetite and get you packing.
    Eyewitness Travel Guides show you what other travel guides only tell you. With over 90 titles to destinations worldwide you'll have no trouble getting excited about your next trip. Each guide is packed with detailed illustrations, floor plans of key sights, 3D maps and guided talks to whet your appetite, giving you all the information you need to make the most out of your trip – no matter where you are going.

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Full text research books, including Business Plan Handbooks and Grizmek's Animal Life and travel guide books. Always available.
    This collection of reference books in eBook format gives full text access to thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics. Users can search a single reference book or the entire collection from the library or from home on a 24/7 basis, using keyword or article title.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the definition of postmodernism?
    • What will make up alternative energy in the future?
    • Do you have any information about insurance for small business?
    • What is the history of British royal funerals?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Language learning courses for 61 languages, plus English language courses in 17 languages.
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    Vendor

    • Mango Languages
  • National Geographic digital magazine from 1888 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geograhpic Traveler digital magazine,National Geographic books, videos and more.
    Archive 1888-1994 owned by Calgary Public Library upgraded to National Geographic Virtual Library including NG magazine to present NG Traveller People, Animals and Places National Geographic Kids

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Bilingual English dictionaries with audio pronunciation in Chinese, French, German,Italian, Russian and Spanish.
    Fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and unique support materials for learning and teaching, plus access to Oxford's top unabridged bilingual dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian

    Vendor

    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Air & Space digital magazine from 1986 to the present and Smithsonian digital magazine from 1970 to the present, in full colour and fully serachable.
    The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex--home to 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 137 million collection objects for the study of art, history, culture, and science. The Smithsonian's collections and fields of study focus on the American Experience, World Cultures, a Biodiverse Planet, and Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe. Combining the full archive of Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, this resource presents a unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available for the first time in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics in support of the Smithsonian Institution's mission of increase and diffusion of knowledge

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE