Alaska Links

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People & Cultures Photos, Images & Videos
Demographics Events: Oil Spill /Gold Rush /Earthquake /Iditarod / ANCSA Science, Geography & Environment
 Politics & Government  Other Good Alaska Stuff Weather

GENERAL ALASKA RESOURCES

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SLED–Statewide Library Electronic Doorway: Links to all things Alaskan including Alaska Digital Archives, a wide range of databases, and a curated list of great Alaska links.
Alaska Historical Collections:  A list of links from the Alaska State Library.
Alaska History & Cultural Studies: A course from the Alaska Humanities Forum
Alaska Kids’ Corner:  Lots of good facts about Alaska
LitSite Alaska: Excellent resources on all things Alaska. Good search feature.
Alaska State Agency Databases: This is an annotated list of databases produced by Alaska State Agencies listed by database subject. It was last checked for broken links on October 29, 2016.
Anchorage Daily News
Arctic Studies Center:  research on northern lands, environments, cultures, and people using Smithsonian collections and field studies to learn about the history and contemporary peoples of the circumpolar region.
Alaskool
A Short History of the Aleutian Islands: PDF of a book from 1984 that describes the region and its people wonderfully.  Also gives weather and geography info along with activities to use with the classroom.

PEOPLE & CULTURES

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Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal: Links to Regional Corporations, specific information on Alaska Native groups and other general resources with a focus on laws.
Alaska Native Heritage Program at UAA: Lots of great links to animal, plant and ecology information.
Alaska Native Regional Corporations from National Congress of American Indians: Links to each Alaska Native Regional Corporation.
Alaska Native Cultures (UAF): brief overviews of each Alaska Native group.
Alaska Natives Cultures (Kids’ Corner)
Alaska Native Games Overview of games, history, list of events, upcoming competitions; includes Native Youth Olympics.
First Alaskans Institute
Alaska Native Cultures from Kids’ Corner: Very short overview. Click on links at bottom for more detail.
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Alaska Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska Map: Click on each section for more information.

PHOTOS, IMAGES, VIDEOS

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Alaska Digital Archive Historical photos, oral histories, documents, moving images from sources all over the state.

DEMOGRAPHICS: POPULATION, ECONOMIC, EMPLOYMENT

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Community Index  Search by region type (climate, corporation, borough, region, school district, etc.)
AK Department of Labor Research & Analysis:  Click tabs for population, wages, employees, hiring, unemployment data, cost of living and more.
City-Data: Detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.com
Alaska Census: Population, Social, Economic and Housing data are collected and tabulated by the US Census Bureau for the decennial census and American Community Survey.
Kids Count Alaska: Data on young people in Alaska including population, race/ethnicity, employment/income, housing, poverty, education, test scores, family structure, health and more.
Alaska Economic Trends: A monthly look at interesting economic trends in Alaska communities. Index is provide as well as a good search tool.
American Fact Finder: Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
ISER: The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska for more than half a century.

EVENTS

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Klondike Gold Rush from the History Channel
Klondike Gold Rush (NPS)
Klondike Gold Rush from UW
The Stampede North Alaska Gold Rushes 7897-1904  (NPS)
Iditarod
Statehood
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Alaska Oil Spill Curriculum: Lessons for grades k – 12 and many good resources.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
The Science of Oil Spills: More lessons and good resources.

ALASKA SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENT LINKS

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SLED Environment, Science & Natural Resources Links  Links from the Alaska State Library Electronic Doorway. Includes many of the links below.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game has information on fishing, hunting, subsistence, species, habitat and regulations in Alaska
U.S. Dept of Fish & Game offers lots of information and you can search by state.
Alaska Geophysical Institute links to real-time data on aurora, earthquakes, and volcanic activity. Also has weather webcams, smoke forecasts and more.
Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation has great information on Alaska state parks, trails, cabins, passes, history, and regulations.
National Park Service:   Good information on national parks organized by state. Use the pull-down menu to select Alaska.
Alaska Public Lands Information Center   Links to information on public lands in Alaska.
U.S. Forest Service Search by state, click on an interactive visitor map, explore photos and multimedia. Also has links for managing the land, science and technology and more.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management  Good information on various areas in Alaska and the U.S.
Alaska Sea Life Center The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.
Wildlife Notebook Alaska has descriptions of many Alaska animals.
Alaska Volcano Observatory tracks volcano activity in Alaska.
Alaska Earthquake Information Center offers FAQs, tsunami research, maps, and a database.
Wolf Song of Alaska is devoted to an understanding the plight of the wolf, its natural, history, its varied relation to humans throughout the ages, and its role as a major symbol in folklore, myth, legend, art, and religion.
Sounds Wild is an educational radio program produced by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

WEATHER

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Alaska Weather Service from NOAA: Lots of statewide weather information.

The Alaska Climate Research Center: More good state weather information.

WeatherWorks: Weather terms explained. Nice charts and graphics. Created by meteorologists.

Wind Map of the Earth: Real-time earth wind map.

Weather Science for Kids & Teens: Lots of great links about all kinds of weather.

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

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Alaska Statutes Alaska Legal Resource Center site includes statutes, case law, Alaska Constitution, legal links.

Alaska Permanent Dividend Fund Official site of the corporation that does the investments, handles the money, informs people.

Alaska Permanent Dividend Fund Alaska Dept of Revenue PFD program site.  How to apply, applying online, amount of PFD, FAQs, regulations.

Alaska Legislature Bills, who’s who, committees, state officials, FAQs, districts, contacts, publications.

AND MORE. . .

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Famous Alaskans A short list of Alaskans with notoriety (good and bad).

Mining Industry in AK: Excellent overview of the Klondike Gold Rush. Good links and article downloads on page 2.
Gold Rushes in Alaska: From LitSite Alaska.
Treadwell Gold Mine: From LitSite Alaska
Letters from Billy Bowers:  Letters from a young gold miner.
Gold Rush: An overview of the gold rush in Alaska.
Klondike Gold Rush: From the National Park Service
Gold Rush from AK Kids

ARLIS: Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, located at UAA Consortium Library. Your AML library card works here!

UAA/APU Consortium Library  Joint catalog with Anchorage Municipal Libraries, this site gives more information about the Consortium Library, branch access, journals, other resources unique to the campus site.

Alaska Channel An intriguing newspaper-style site with some great constantly changing photos and newsy layout.  Numerous links to other Alaska-related sites, some educational, some not. 

 

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