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Digital collections


  • Canadiana: Canada's documentary heritage.
  • Héritage: Part of Canadiana, an initiative to digitize Canada's most popular archival collections
  • Archives Canada Digitization Projects: view historical maps, photographs, and documents.
  • BAnQ: Patrimoine québécois (Quebec heritage): 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.
  • 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."

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.
  • 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.
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