Alaska Links

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

  • Demographic Profiles:  Search by community, borough or all Alaska.

    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.

Weather

Native Alaskans Resources

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.

And More

  • 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.