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Dictionary of Anthropology: Great site to find information on over 300 different peoples of the world.



Apologetics Index: Apologetics research resources on religious cults, sects, movements, doctrines, etc. A searchable site to find articles and resources in apologetics.
Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry: Information on Doctrine, various religious groups (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.), Evolution, New Age, and related subjects. This site includes a Dictionary of Theology and a section on Tough Questions.




Bible Gateway: Search for a word or passage within Scripture. Includes ten different languages and eight Bible translations in English. 

Bible Scriptures by Subject: Study major themes from the Bible by subject. This site includes the popular topics and scriptures are listed in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

Blue Letter Bible: This site offers over 3,560,000 links onsite to over 165,000 pages of concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, commentaries, images, and Bible versions. Audio commentaries are available, as well as Greek and Hebrew Interlinear for every verse. The site also has Daily Devotionals from Spurgeon and Chambers.
Biblia Hebraica (Biblical Hebrew): This is a graduate Biblical Hebrew Level I class taught by Dr. David Wallace, broken down into 31 lessons that contain notes and vocabulary quizzes. 
Learning New Testament Greek: This is a self-study course in learning New Testament Greek that focuses on learning the basics of Greek grammar and syntax. This enables students to use some of the Greek study helps available with minimal memorization.
Matthew Henry’s Commentary: This site presents a full commentary on every chapter in the Bible, as well as prefaces for each book.

Nave’s Topical Bible: Over 5.000 subjects with definitions and scripture references for people, places, and topics found within Scripture.
NT Gateway: This site provides a plethora of Web information about the New Testament and its background.



Artists’ Biography: This site has more than 16,000 biographies of painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, designers, and other artists. This site offers basic biographical information on more than 25,000 famous and notable persons.
Biographical Dictionary: Offers information on more than 28,000 persons. Presents good and somewhat in-depth preliminary information on historical figures.
Distinguished Women of Past and Present: This site links to numerous biographies of “women who contributed to our culture in many different ways.”
First Ladies of the USA: This site presents history of First Ladies of USA.
Internet Movie Database: This site has biographies of anyone involved in filmmaking.
Lives – The Biography Resource: A vast directory of biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, diaries, letters and oral histories. Also, find links to information on many hundreds of individuals.  The primary content is sorted alphabetically by last name. The main database is fully searchable.  Also offers a number of special ‘collections’ that group figures by profession, era and regions among others.
National Inventors: This site provides biographical information as well as date of induction, notable inventions and patent numbers.
POTUS: This web sites provides information on all the presidents of the United States from George Washington to the present President.
What a Provides biographical information on hundreds of character actors. Also provides complete filmography of the film and television appearances of each actor.


Church History

Catholic Encyclopedia: Thousands of articles self-described as intending to “give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.” 

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Several hundred books of classic Christian literature available electronically.

Story of the Church: Includes the following sections: Early Church History A.D. 50-313; Early Church History A.D. 313-451; Early Church History & History in the Middle Ages; The Reformation & Early Protestantism.

Early Church Fathers: Full electronic version of the 38 volume classic text of the writings of the early church fathers.



Academy of American Poets: At this site, you can find a poem or a poet. There are over 320 poets indexed at this site. This site is searchable, as well as browsable alphabetically.
Canadian Poetry Archive: A digitized collection of English and French Canadian poetry dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  It features over 1,500 poems by more than 100 early Canadian poets.   Includes biographies of some of this period’s more prominent poets.
Luminarium: Find texts and supplemental materials for Medieval, Renaissance, and seventeenth-century British literature. 
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet: This site provides access to his works, life & times, theatre, criticism, etc.
Online Literary Criticism:  3810 critical and biographical web sites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Outline of American Literature: This book-like web site has an overview of the entire span of American literature plus four chapters of 20th century literature.
Rhyming Dictionary: At this site, find rhyming words, synonym, homophones, and similar soundings words, consonants, and meanings for any word in the English Language.
The Online Books Page: This site provides links to thousands of English works. This site is searchable as well as browsable.

The Poetess Archive:This archive constitutes a resource for studying the literary history of popular British and American poetry written between 1750 and 1900.



Moral Theology: Links to internet resources in the following categories: Fundamental Moral Theology; Christian Social Ethics
Ethics Update: Designed primarily to be used by ethics instructors and their students. It is intended to provide updates on current literature, both popular and professional, that relates to ethics. This is a great site to find information that relate to ethics, such as ethical theories and applied ethics.



The Canadian Encyclopedia: This is a searchable site and provides information in Canadian History.
Hyper History Online: 2,000 files about people, history, events, and maps covering 3,000 years of world history.  Also includes a comprehensive world history text.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook: This is a very large site on medieval history. Lots of full-text information. This site is searchable and browsable. Find information on Byzantium, Roman Church, Reformation, Crusades, etc. Also find information on African, East Asian, Indian, Islamic and Jewish medieval history. You will also find maps, films and music about these various historical periods.
Spartacus Educational: At this site, find information to the following: The USA 1840-1960, The Medieval World, Encyclopedia of British History 1700-1900, Encyclopedia of the First World War, American Civil War, Slavery 1750-1870, Railways 1780-1900, Investigating the Vietnam War, The Emancipation of Women, Parliamentary Reform, The Textile Industry, Child Labour 1750-1900, The Trade Union Movement, and Religion and Society. This site is searchable as well as browsable.



American Rhetoric: This site is devoted to the study and practice of rhetoric and public address deemed relevant to the public interest and to the promotion of enlightened civic discourse. Features of this site include: Top 100 Speeches, Online Speech Bank, Rhetorical Figures in Sounds and Movie Speeches.



Adherents: This site provides worldwide numerical statistics on numbers of adherents to different religions gathered from reliable reference sources.
CIA WorldFact book: Covers 266 countries as well as the “world,” a category that summarizes the data overall. For each country, the Factbook gives information on geography, populations, economies, communications infrastructures, armed forces, etc.
Country Studies: Presents a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system and foreign policy.
Geography of Religion: Find statistical information as well as background on different religions around the world.
Index of Missionary Organizations: An alphabetical list of links to over 200 Christian missionary organizations.



Bach Central Station: At this site find a directory of J. S. Bach resources on the Internet.
Classical Music Resource: A well-organized searchable site providing links to:· Composer Homepages, Chronologies and Necrologies,  National and Regionally Oriented Pages,  Organizations and Centers for Scholarly Research, Genre Specific Pages, and Music Database.
Composers: Links to sites on over 150 composers of music as well as links to other pages on composers.
The Cyber Hymnal: This site has over 2,100 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. You’ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more. This worship and teaching resource is provided as a public service. Easily one of the best hymn sites we've seen: transpose instantly, print the sheet music -- and featuring many different hymn collections. A collaboration between the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. 



Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Good searchable and browsable site for philosophy. Consist of Timeline of Western Philosophy, Philosophy Text Collection, and Encyclopedia.
Noema – Women in Philosophy: Contains over 16,000 works by more than 5,000 women authors. Searchable by author, title, words, year, and subject.  Includes entries for all types of publications, including books, articles, chapters, and dissertations.
Philosophy Pages: Offers helpful information for the study of traditional Western philosophy. Links to dictionary, study guide, logic, history, timeline, and philosophers.  
Philosophy Timeline: A timeline of philosophers containing their biographical information, information on major works and theories, and links to other sites with information.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Experts author all the essays in this encyclopedia. Searchable and indexed, although the index can be somewhat confusing, since there is still no encyclopedia entry available for many of the terms in the index.



American Psychological Association:This site provides professional information for psychologists and psychology students. It includes an A-Z listing of topics and a glossary of psychological terms.

Canadian Psychological Association:Find information here about the profession of psychology, as well as current news and events in the field. A section on psychological treatment is also included.

Classics in the History of Psychology:The content on this page includes links to resources on various theories and theorists of psychology, searchable by author or topic.

Encyclopedia of Psychology:Organized by categories; this site provides links to web pages that feature various psychological topics.

Internet Public Library: Psychology: Includes information on different areas of psychology including: developmental psychology, assesment psychology and personality disorders.

World Health Organization/ Health Topics/Mental Health:General information on mental health including a Q&A page and a mental health factsheet, a multimedia page, statistical information, as well as WHO publications, include some of the valuable information provided at this website.



Sociology Links: This list of web resources inclides links to online journals, databases, theoretical issues, and sites dealing with specific issues (race, gender, etc.). 


Guide to Early Church Fathers: In this site find NT Canonical Information, Writings of the Apostolic Fathers, Patristic Texts, Creeds and Canons, and Later, Related and Miscellaneous Documents.
Systematic Theology: Links to internet resources in the following categories: Christology; Trinity systematic, Faith and Revelation; Ecclesiology; Christian Anthropology; Jewish and Christian Foundations of Violence and Non- violence.

Religion-Online: More that 3,600 article and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religions, Comparative Religion, Religious Communication, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

World Religions

Religious Tolerance: Descriptions of dozens of faith groups and religious movements provided by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.


Information Sources

Alberta Transfer Guide: This is the online version of Alberta Transfer Guide. Students and advisors can find out which courses are transferable and to where. Also, find information on transfer agreements, admissions and transfer information for each post-secondary institution, including hyperlinks to their web sites.
Google Scholar: From the internet search leader, a way to search for publications from other scholars, including "articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."
Government of Canada : Canadian government information with links to provincial and territorial governments and legislatures.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Search all 70,000 articles of the entire oldest and largest general reference in the English language.
Governments: This site offers links to national, regional, and international government Web pages. 
Statistics Canada: Access to free statistical data from Canada’s national statistical agency, as well as some articles and a catalogue of available publications.


Current Events

CNN: The American news online, including a search feature.
Edmonton Journal: The daily local newspaper of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, including online classified ads.
Globe and Mail: The daily newspaper from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a focus on business. .
National Post: Daily local newspaper.
New York Times: The daily newspaper from New York City. News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.
C|Net: The Source for computing and Technology.


Acronym Finder: A searchable site to find what a particular acronym means.
French-English Dictionary: A quick and simple form to translate words from English to French or French to English. 
Thesaurus: Search Roget’s Thesaurus for synonyms and antonyms.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Look up words in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary or the Collegiate Thesaurus.
Your This is an excellent site with over 400 dictionaries in 130 languages.


Style Manuals Top

APA Formatting & Style Guide: American Psychological Association styleguide to writing research papers.
MLA Formatting & Style Guide : Modern Language Association styleguide to writing research papers.
Citation Style Guide for Research Papers: A summary of the APA, MLA, AMA, Turabian, and Chicago citation styleguides.  
Citation Style Guide for Internet and Electronic Resources: Styleguide to citing electronics resources based on the APA style.



Find This site offers free access to the full-text of articles published in over 350 magazines and journals dating from 1998. Users can search the database by keyword and by one of the nine subject categories. Search returns include article title, periodical, and short description, with a link to the full-text.
Measurements Converter: This Javascript measurements converter provides quick conversions for Weight, Capacity and Volume, Length, Area, Speed, Pressure, Temperature, Circular Measure and Time.
Jobs Alberta: Province-wide Internet job database. No registration required, and free access to all jobseekers.
Neuvoo (Job search engine): Find jobs in Alberta.
iTools: This site provides access to reference tools such as dictionaries, thesauruses, language translators, biographical sources, etc.


Library Contacts

For general inquiries, please contact the Taylor General Office at 780-431-5200.

You can reach the staff at the Vanguard Library, home of the Schalm Memorial Collection, by calling 780-452-0808. 

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You can read more about the changes taking place at the Schalm Memorial Library by reading this article on the partnership with Vanguard College.