This page gives you sources to information about Alaska. Just click on anything that looks interesting.
If you're looking for information on a specific Alaskan topic, check the tabs above. There's more information on general Alaskan history, Alaska Natives, the Klondike and Yukon Gold Rushes, the Iditarod, and Alaska's environment.
If you want even more information, look at the links to the right.
Newspapers on Microfilm
Looking for an Alaskan newspaper article from before 1985? Check in the Alaska Collection at the Loussac Library!
Microfilm is a strip of film with miniature versions of newspapers printed on it. You can view the newspapers using a special machine. All you have to do is ask a librarian for help. You should have a date or topic in mind.
Here are some ideas for topics:
- Mount Marathon Race - 1915
- The Great Serum Run - 1925
- Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act - 2/16/1945
- Alaskan Statehood - 1/3/1959
- 1964 Earthquake - 3/27/1964
- Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act - 12/18/1971
- First Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - 3/3/1973
Look up what was happening in the news around the event you're researching! Go here and click "America's News" to find newspaper articles from after 1985 on your topic.
World Book Kids
Search the World Book eBooks for Alaskan topics. Click "World Book Encyclopedia" here and then click "eBooks." Or, you can click "Kids" and search the encyclopedia for Alaskan entries by typing "Alaska" into the search bar.
History Reference Center
Need an article from a peer-reviewed journal? Follow this link and click "History Reference Center." You can search using keywords. Try "Alaska" to start!
Alaska's Digital Archives
Find historic photographs from Alaska's history. Click here, type in a keyword, and hit "Search!"
Alaska Fish and Game Wildlife Notebooks
Learn more about Alaska's animals using Fish and Game's online encyclopedia here.
Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a librarian!