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  • Access is Restricted to Concordia Users Early Canadiana Online: Early Canadiana Online is a digital library providing access to almost 14,000 digitized volumes comprising over 2 million pages of Canada's printed heritage.
  • Archives Canada Digitization Projects: view historical maps, photographs, and documents.
  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec: BANQ's digitization program encompasses the whole of the published and archival documentary heritage produced in Quebec since the 17th century, including printed and handwritten material, photographs, and sound recordings.
  • Canada's Digital Collections: contains more than 600 collections mainly for youth. Includes learning materials and interactive games.
  • Canadiana Discovery Portal: search across the digital collections of Canada's libraries, museums, and archives. Find books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video files.
  • Images Canada: central search access to the images held on the websites of Canadian cultural institutions.
  • Les Classiques de Sciences Sociales: "une bibliothèque unique et originale dans la francophonie". Dirigée par Jean-Marie Tremblay au Cégep de Chicoutimi en coopération avec l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
  • McGill University Digital Exhibitions & Collections: "...more than forty digital projects covering a wide array of subjects including, art, architecture, history and literature, engineering, medicine, maps, music, and urban design."
  • University of Toronto Libraries Digital Collections: includes the digital collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, such as Anatomia, Papyri, and Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides.

United States


  • AdAccess (Duke University): "Presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955."
  • Europeana: Images, texts, sounds and videos from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives.
  • Getty Images: Search for creative or editorial images or footage.
  • Global Gateway: Includes collections from the Library of Congress focusing on history and cultures around the world as well as collaborative collections using multimedia resources built with international partners.
  • Internet Library of Early Journals: 18th and 19th century British journals.
  • The Linda Hall Library's Digital Collections: Includes Engineering Indexes from American Publications, 1867-1920, History of Science and Technology Works, an astronomy collection dating from 1482 to the 19th century and more.
  • OAIster: search engine for academic digital collections on the Web.
  • World Digital Library: This site includes "significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world," including manuscripts, maps, rare books, recordings, films, prints, photographs and architectural drawings.
Updated: Monday 25 May 2020
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