General Alaska Resources
SLED—Statewide Library Electronic Doorway: Alaska’s Virtual Library and Digital Archives, is the best collection of Alaska stuff around. Easy to use, SLED has most of what a student or teacher might want in Alaska- and Anchorage-related sites, as well as general help. Databases for Alaskans, Live Homework Help, Teen Express, News & Weather and dozens of other sites abound. Links to all things Alaskan.
Anchorage Centennial: From tent city to modern metropolis, the website celebrates Anchorage turning 100 years old. Includes memoirs, family photos, a virtual museum, then-and-now photos, historic places and more.
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
Demographics: Population, Economic, Employment
Community Information: Good info by town or community.
Alaska Economic Trends: A monthly look at interesting economic trends in Alaska communities. Index is provide as well as a good search tool.
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.
American FactFinder: Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
Alaska Budget: Graphs, charts, videos, and explanations of the budget of the State of Alaska. Discusses both income and expenditures, and offers possible considerations for the state’s fiscal future.
Native Alaskans Resources
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 Heritage Center Called “A gathering place,” the center welcomes visitors, plans events, celebrates Alaska Native cultures.
Alaska Native Heritage Center Cultures of Alaska: The Alaska Native Heritage Center has brief overviews of Athabascan; Unangax & Alutiq (Sugplag); Yup’ik & Cup’ik; Inupiaq & St. Lawrence Island Yupik; Eyak, Tlingit Haida & Tsimshian culture, history and traditions.
Alaska Native Regional Corporations from National Congress of American Indians: Links to each Alaska Native Regional Corporation.
Alaskool: Alaska Native cultural information.
Alaska Native Cultures (UAF): brief overviews of each Alaska Native group.
Alaska Native Games Overview of games, history, list of events, upcoming competitions; includes Native Youth Olympics.
Politics & Government
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.
Photos, Images & Videos
Alaska Dept of Fish & Game Wildlife, licenses and permits, wolves, publications, regulations, hunting and trapping, bears.
U.S. Dept of Fish & Game offers lots of information and you can search by state.
Alaska Science Forum from Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Alaska-related science articles from GI research.
Alaska Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation Trails, cabins, passes, history, regulations. Good information on Alaska state parks.
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 SeaLife Center Major marine science research goes on in Seward—visit online or in person.
Wildlife Notebook Alaska Dept of Fish & Game site with numerous critter descriptions.
Alaska Volcano Observatory Since Alaska has numerous volcanoes, this is a good place to track their activity. Click on Atlas of Alaskan Volcanoes.
Alaska Earthquake Information Center Reporting, FAQs, tsunami research, maps, preparedness, seismology lab, earthquake database.
Wolf Song of Alaska Plenty of info about wolves, habitat, habits, ecological niche, importance, folklore, predator/prey relationships.
Sounds Wild Sounds Wild is an educational radio program broadcast on over 25 radio stations around Alaska. These compressed Quick Time files are produced by the Alaska Dept of Fish & Game.
Famous Alaskans A short list of Alaskans with notoriety (good and bad).
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.