KindredSpaces: Beyond Anne of Green Gables

LM Montgomery is probably best known for her books series featuring Anne Shirley. However, many don’t realize that work goes beyond her Anne stories.

KindredSpaces is a new digital archive of hundreds of LM Montgomery’s other lesser known short stories and poems. The archive currently contains more 400 pieces published by Montgomery in periodicals throughout the western world. It also contains rare, early editions of her books as well as reference books in which she is discussed. Coming soon, a Special Items section which will display artifacts and printed memorabilia related to the various aspects of Montgomery’s life and career.

This archive was created and maintained by the LM Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). It was designed as an online discovery tool for the LMMI Research Collections housed at the Robertson Library, UPEI.

Web Portal:

usagov-frontAbout: The site is designed to improve the public’s interaction with the U.S. government by quickly directing website visitors to the services or information they’re looking for and inviting the public to share ideas to improve government.

The site  links to every federal agency and to state, local, and tribal governments. It is the most comprehensive site in—and about—the U.S. government. Though the primary target audience of is the American public, around 25 percent of the site’s visitors come from outside the U.S.

History: The whole thing got started when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer offered to donate a powerful search engine to the government. The gift sped up work to create a government-wide portal. The site was launched September 22, 2000 as and in 2007 the name was changed to

Visitors can get information in a number of different ways:

Search – basic search is only available

Browse – can browse by topic (About the U.S., Benefits, Grants, and Loans, Disasters and Emergencies etc.).

Index – A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

Site Index – an alphabetical list of all the pages on that are not listings in agency directories.

Call/Live Chat/Email – representatives can answer website visitors’ questions about federal agencies, programs, benefits, or services.

E-mail alerts –  to learn when new content is added to the site’s most popular sections.

RSS feeds

There is also a Spanish version and a kid’s version