Databases

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America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database covers 1700 journals, and in addition to its historical coverage, the database includes citations to related materials for... Connect
America: History and Life
Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database covers 1700 journals, and in addition to its historical coverage, the database includes citations to related materials for... Connect
Assumption College Purple and White
The Purple And White was the Assumption College (later Assumption University) student newspaper for almost 35 years. It began publication on November 15th, 1924 and continued until early 1959. With the February 26th,... Connect
Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Citations to literature about Indigenous peoples in North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Populations include Aleuts; Eskimos or Inuit of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and eastern... Connect
Canadiana Héritage
Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection will represent a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists, once completed. The Héritage project... Connect
CBCA Complete: History
Focuses on history periodicals covering Canada and Canadian issues. It is a subset of CBCA Complete. Connect
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Contains authoritative biographical information about historical Canadian figures. A joint initiative between the University of Toronto and the Université Laval, Dictionary of Canadian Biography provides... Connect
Early Encounters in North America
Collection of primary sources of early encounters, specifically focused on present-day Canada and the United States. Contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs, images and accounts of... Connect
National Film Board of Canada
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Full-length films, trailers, and clips online for use in educational institutions. NFB showcases films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians: stories about the environment, human...
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
Provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Composed of contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives,... Connect
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
This collection includes the immediate experiences of numerous women and contains many pages of diaries and letters. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly... Connect
Our Ontario
Digital collections of resources pertaining to history, business, and scientific heritage in Ontario.Our Ontario is a non-profit organization offering services and platforms that enable digital creation and sharing of... Connect
Our Ontario Community Newspapers Collection
Searchable historical Ontario newspapers from 1810 onward.This resource brings together over 200 years of newspaper titles throughout South Western Ontario from as early as 1810. This collection contains over 100,000... Connect
SWODA: Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive
Explore Southwestern Ontario, one of the oldest Caucasian settled areas within the Province, dating to before the 18th century, through diaries, publications, photos, postcards, maps, and other resources, including a... Connect
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