January 2, 2013 - 4:37pm — colleen
Public libraries have some great new online resources beginning in 2013. Library PressDisplay, HeritageQuest Online, and Auto Repair Reference Center are paid for by APLEN, while Family Behavior Toolbox is paid for by Alberta Health. These are available through the eLibrary page on Parkland and public library websites.
Library PressDisplay offers over 1200 newspapers from 94 countries in 48 languages. It includes Alberta newspapers such as the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal, as well as other Canadian papers such as The Globe and Mail. This is also a great resource for patrons who speak languages other than English.
HeritageQuest Online provides U.S. census and revolutionary war records, family histories, a learning centre and more. (Parkland has also created a genealogy / local history research guide at www.prl.ab.ca/reference, a good starting place for family history researchers.)
AutoRepair Reference Center includes repair information for many makes and models of vehicles. Parkland previously subscribed to this database and we’re very pleased to have it available to central Alberta residents once again.
Family Behavior Toolbox provides strategies and information for families with children aged 2-12, on topics such as bullying, death and grieving, tantrums, beginning social skills, etc.