Classes are online and so is the library!

Please refer to our homepage and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest updates on our remote services, accessing the library building, and hours of operation during the fall 2020 semester. Be sure to login to your account to access all of our resources from off-campus.

Selective Southwestern Ontario And Southeastern Michigan Free Online Historical Resources

Online Newspapers

OurOntario.ca Community Newspaper Collection
http://ink.scholarsportal.info

Google News Archives
http://news.google.com/newspapers

Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Michigan Digital Newspaper Portal (Central Michigan University)
http://libforms.cmich.edu/condor/newspaper_portal.php
 

Online Books/Directories

Google Books (can limit to full view only; can also limit by publication date)
http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org

Early Canadiana Online
http://www.canadiana.org/ECO

Canadiana Discovery Portal
http://search.canadiana.ca

Chatham Kent Public Library's Digital Collection
http://vitacollections.ca/ckpl/search

MLibrary Digital Collections  (University of Michigan et al.)
e.g. Digital General Collection
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/lib/colllist

Detroit Area Library Network Digital Projects
http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/projects.php

Online Images

Google Images
http://www.google.com/images

Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive (University of Windsor)
http://swoda.uwindsor.ca/swoda

Windsor Public Library: Digital Exhibits
http://projects.windsorpubliclibrary.com/digi/index2.php

Windsor Community Museum: ContentDM
http://heritage.windsorpubliclibrary.com/index.php

Windsor Then, Windsor Now (Elaine Weeks)
http://windsorthenwindsornow.wordpress.com

International Metropolis (Andrew Foote)
http://www.internationalmetropolis.com

Walkerville Times Archive Site
http://www.walkervilletimes.com

Windsor Star: From The Vault
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/category/photos/from-the-vault

Chatham Kent Public Library's Digital Collection
http://vitacollections.ca/ckpl/search

Archives Of Ontario Visual Database
http://ao.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/IMAGES?DIRECTSEARCH

Archives Of Ontario Online Exhibits
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/online_exhibits.aspx

Canadiana Discovery Portal
http://search.canadiana.ca

Archives Of Canada Image Search
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/images                    

Detroit News Photo Galleries: Detroit History
http://apps.detroitnews.com/apps/multimedia/index.php?type=rvmgallery&title=Detroit%20History

Library Of Congress: Prints & Photographs
http://www.loc.gov/pictures

Marsh Historical Collection: Gallery
http://www.marshcollection.org/gallery

Flickr
http://www.flickr.com

MLibrary Digital Collections (University of Michigan et al.)
e.g. Bentley Image Bank; Early Detroit Images; Great Lakes Maritime Database
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/lib/colllist

Detroit Area Library Network Digital Projects
http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/projects.php

Digital Collections (Wayne State University)
http://www.lib.wayne.edu/resources/digital

Michigan State Archives
http://seekingmichigan.org

Updated: July 2014 by Katharine Ball