Last Updated: Dec 13, 2021     Views: 611

Glenbow Library and Archives documents the human and natural history of Southern Alberta. It includes historic documents from many of the major energy companies in Western Canada. It is also an unparalleled resource for researchers and students exploring local, regional and provincial history, political science, social studies, ranching, immigration, cultural studies, business, environmental studies, women’s studies, military history and the Northwest Mounted Police/Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Included in the digital collection are selections of photographs and images the archival collection.

[Find the Glenbow Library and Archives Digital Collection here]

Search Strategies: 

See our attached video for a demonstration of search strategies.


1. Search across all collections using the Search box from the home page:

2. Use the search bar to search for any metadata in a Glenbow item including subjects, identifiers, creator, place, type and more.

3. Try the advanced search to search for a term in a particular metadata field:

4. Once you have search results, use the filters on the side to narrow down results:

5. Scroll through page results using the pagination navigation at the top or bottom of your page results:

6. Use the blue linked text to browse for other items on the same topic: