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Grande Prairie Library provides you with free access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, reference books, and multimedia sources. You will need your Grande Prairie library card barcode to access these databases from outside the library.

| Biography | Books and Literature | Business and Legal Forms | General Research and Magazines | Health and Science | History and Genealogy | Hobbies and Home Improvement | Homework and Help for Students | Newspapers | Additional Topics |



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Books and Literature:


literary reference center


Novelist Plus

Your complete readers' resource with information on over 250,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles included, plus feature content including lists of award-winning books, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Recommended Reads.


novelist k-8 


Business and Legal Forms:




business source complete


Gale Legal Forms

Find personal and business related legal forms to download.

small business reference center


General Research and Magazines:


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OCLC Firstsearch

Search for magazine and journal articles and book titles in this nationwide collection of databases.  Please ask at the Adult Services Reference Desk for the authorization code and password you'll need.


General Onefile

A comprehensive periodical resource that covers more than 11,000 titles and backfile coverage from 1980 — from mainstream to specialized sources — for every popular, business and professional topic.


gale virtual reference library



Health and Science:


consumer health complete


History and Genealogy:


history reference center


AHeritage Quest

Your resource for census data, family records and local histories.  This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, and primary source materials.



Comprehensive genealogy coverage of the U.S. and the U.K. including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.  Please note:  This resource is only available from public computers at the Grande Prairie Library.  No remote access.


Hobbies and Home Improvement:


auto repair reference center


consumer reports

Homework and Help for Students:


kids search 


points of view




science reference center


World Book Web

Designed to meet the homework and research needs of primary and secondary school students. Includes science fair project ideas and guides to doing research.

 A to Z information for U.S. States and Territories.




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Comprehensive coverage back to 1985 is available for the Chicago Tribune through ProQuest.


Other Specialized Databases:


Learning Express

Your source for professional practice exams, test preparation materials, tutorials, and computer classes. You must register for a free individual account to access these materials.


Record Information Services

Search through Chicagoland public records including real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more.  Search by name, city, zip code and more.

If you would like to use Record Information Service from outside the library, please Click Here.


Mango Languages

Learn foreign languages, and English for non-native speakers.


Cypress Resume

Create professional-quality resumes.



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