Calgary Board of Education

James Fowler Library

Electronic Resources

All resources are available 24/7. When using from home, you require a username and password — request these from library staff.

Social Links
Science Links
English Language Arts Links
Math Links

SOLARO is the digital source for the KEY Study Guides. You can access FREE copies of the KEY with your CBE Gmail username.


SOLARO - The KEY Study Guide Online (PDF)


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library supports information literacy and the development of 21st century skills, and reinforces the critical difference between authoritative resources and consumer - published content on the web.
PDF information brochure
Video on how to use Gale

Learn Alberta

Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Center
Learn Alberta's Online Reference Centre (ORC) licenses digital resources for use in Alberta K-12 classrooms at NO COST to the school. The ORC is a source of vetted online reference resources that support the K-12 curriculum. In addition, all of the ORC resources are accessible anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection. From home, you must use the username and password provided by at the library.


CBE eLibrary
Use the CBE eLibrary to search the collections- digital and print in Fowler’s library. You can also link easily to the Online Reference Center (obtain the username and password from the library) and the Calgary Public Library through the CBE eLibrary.

Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library
Students with a current public library card can use an array of newspapers through the CPL site as well as the CPL’s many databases through their E-Library. image has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauri with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations.

Sweet Search

Sweet Search
Connects students with subject specific websites evaluated for reliable content.


Social Studies Links

2Learn Social Studies Resources
A curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta Social Studies curriculum. Divided into grade 10, 11 and 12 resources, and broken down by the four related issues in each course. An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.

Social Studies Project

Social Studies Project
Another curated portal of sites connected to the Alberta Program of Studies in social studies. Websites are organized by grade and what outcome from the POS each website connects to.

Sweet Search

Sweet Search - Social Studies
Sweet Search using the web and technology in social studies, tips for web research, best social studies resources on the web, collections of social studies resources, and beyond the headlines.

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

French Revolution

Exploring the French Revolution
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.

Crimes of War

Crimes of War Project
This web portal reveals the consequences of allowing ultranationalism to lead to genocide and other crimes of war. “The Crimes of War Education Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of armed conflict.”

Amnesty International

Amnesty International
Amnesty International’s website details the campaigns on behalf of human rights for all. Their vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

United Nations

United Nations
In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Assembly [then] called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.

United Nations

UN Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

Editorial Cartoons Collection

SFU Library Editorial Cartoons Collection
Archived Canadian political and editorial cartoons, from 1952 to the present. This site includes a section on how to cite political cartoons and a collection of other sites with political and editorial cartoons.


Science Links

2Learn Sciene Resources
A curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta Science curriculum. Broken down into all levels of the sciences—Science 10, 20, 30, 14 & 24, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each area is organized by the specific units of study in each course. An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.

Science Museum

Science Museum
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and gained independence in 1909. Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions.

Genetics Science

Genetics Science Learning Centre
From the University of Utah, the Genetics Science Learning Centre has excellent interactive multimedia sections on topics like cell biology, evolution and ecology and human health.


English Language Arts Links

2Learn English Language Arts Resources
A curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta English Language Arts curriculum. Broken down into all areas of text study (film, modern play, non-fiction, novels, poetry, Shakespeare, short story, visual and multimedia) and text creation (writing and presentation) . An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.

William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
All of Shakespeare’s works, broken down into Comedy, History, Tragedy and Poetry. From MIT.

Nobel Prize Org

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies, interactive game based on William Golding’s Nobel Prize winning novel.

Loud Lit provides a collection of texts, including novels, poetry and short stories which you can listen to with high quality performances while reading along. All texts are in the public domain.


Math Links

2Learn Math Resources
A curated portal of sites connected directly to the Alberta Mathematics curriculum. Broken down into all levels of math—Math 10C, 10-3, 20-1, -2, & -3, and 30 -1, -2 & -3. Each area is organized by the specific units of study in each course. An amazing collection of resources for teachers and students.