• Alaska Resources
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    akhistory AK History & Cultural Studies - Research AK history, geography & cultures from pre-history through the present.
    Don't forget to take a look at our Alaska Fiction & Nonfiction collections in the library by searching in the Online Library Catalog iBistro!
    Want to find more information on Alaskan History, Cultures, Current Events and Wildlife? 
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    Alaska History 
    Anchorage History  - see what Alaska's largest city looked like from 1910-1935 and search a database of personal histories of Anchorage residents of the time.

    Russian-American frontier in Alaska - This is a Library of Congress web site in Russian and English, and covers the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. There is an awesome digital collection of original documents that has taken them years to acquire, digitize, and place on the web. What a wealth of history!



    Alaska’s Digital Archivehistorical photographs, oral histories, moving images, documents, & other materials from libraries, museums, &  institutions throughout our state.

    Alaska’s GoldGreat site for primary resources from the Klondike & AK Gold-rush Era!

    Gold Rush Centennial Photographs 1893-1916Includes photos of both the Klondike and Nome gold strikes.

    AK Purchase Centennial CollectionVariety of historical photographs from the Russian American, Gold mining & U.S. Purchase Eras.

    Wild AlaskaGood basic information on AK history maintained by the National Parks Conservation Association.

    1899 Harriman ExpeditionRetrace the steps of the Harriman Expedition along the coast of Alaska complete with pictures, logs & maps.


    Alaska Natives

    Alaska Native Heritage Center— Information on Alaska Native Cultures.

    Alaskool— Great online source for Alaska Native history, education languages and cultures, everything from reindeer herding to literature.

    First Alaskans Institute — Informative source for those interested in the leadership, education and public policy affecting Alaska Natives today.

    Alaska Native Knowledge Network— A resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems.


    Alaska State Sponsored Websites

    ARLISAK Resources Library & Information Services, a library full of everything Alaska!

    State of AlaskaFind info on everything from jobs in Alaska, to state government, to the Permanent Fund.

    Department of Labor - Research & Analysis info., links to AK Economic Trends magazine & the AK Job Center Network

    Alaska Community Database - Get detailed information and pictures on any community in Alaska.


    Alaska Wildlife & Outdoors

    Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game Get detailed info on wildlife, scientific research, hunting, conservation or read the AK Wildlife News.

    U.S. Geological Survey—Find out detailed info on Alaska's Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Minerals, Biology & Geology

    Wild Alaska— Maintained by the National Parks Conservation Association this site has basic info and pictures of  whales, bears, moose, etc. as well as info on parks in the state.

    Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race— The official web site where you can get race updates, musher bios & view the web cams.

    Alaska Zoo Take a virtual tour, watch the bear cam & get basic information on native & exotic species.

    Wild-Eyed Alaskawatch video clips of gulls, puffins & kittiwakes at Gull Island in Kachemak Bay

    Alaska Wildlife Alliance—A non-profit group dedicated to the protection of AK wildlife sponsors this site which has some basic info and current events about AK wildlife.

    Maps of Alaska— Interactive maps of Alaska’s regions, towns, parks as well as road, air & marine highway maps.


    Alaska Current Events

    Alaska Science Outreach - Sharing the north's best stories of discovery & exploration.

    Anchorage Daily NewsRead news about Anchorage & The Valley as well as photos, sports & worldwide weird news!

    Mat-Su Borough—Read what projects are affecting life in The Valley as well as job opportunities and maps!

    Fairbanks News—Miner—Read news from Alaska’s Interior!

    Juneau Empire—Read news from the state capitol as well as the AK and National Associated Press wire!

    Alaska Pictures, Photographs & Video

    Alaska’s Digital Archivehistorical photographs, oral histories, moving images, documents, & other materials from libraries, museums, &  institutions throughout our state.
    Alaska Photo Library Maintained by the state of AK you can search from a list of keywords or by location.
    Alaska.com Photo GallerySee photos of AK wildlife, activities, events and places.


    Alaska Travel & Tourism

    Alaska.comGet information on places to go, things to do, festivals and events for planning a trip anywhere  in AK!

    Travel AlaskaThis is the official state of AK travel site complete with maps, transportation, food & lodging.
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Last Modified on May 21, 2018