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Library contains 1000+ books and other publications including primary sources:

  • school textbooks
  • technical manuals
  • medical texts
  • reports by early explorers and travelers such as Palliser, G.M. Dawson and John Macoun

and secondary sources:

  • community histories
  • topical histories [i.e. irrigation, Native people, the Mounted Police and coal mining]
  • numerous other secondary source

If you need assistance with the database, cannot find what you are looking for, or wish to place an order, please fill out this Research Request Form or call 1.866.320-3898 ext. 4 or 403.329-7302. We also welcome your comments and suggestions!

Search Tips

Within search boxes:

  • Search terms are automatically joined by AND
    (e.g. information research finds information AND research)
  • Use / for OR
    (e.g. art / design)
  • Use ! for NOT
    (e.g. design ! software)
  • Use " " to search for a phrase
    (e.g. "press releases")
  • Truncation is automatic
    (e.g. system finds
    systematic, etc.)

Special characters:

  • Use >, <, >=, <= for greater or less than
    (e.g. >= 1999 finds dates from 1999 onwards)
  • Use : to search a range
    (e.g. 1999:2003, example:sample)
  • Use the proximity operators w (within) and p (preceding) to find words near each other
    (e.g. arts p3 culture finds records with 'arts' up to 3 words before 'culture')
    (e.g. social w5 design finds records with these words within 5 words of each other)

More help is available.


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