Get Your Fill of Canadian Content

Are you looking for some great Canadian content? We have a wide variety of eBooks, historical newspapers, magazines, music and more all filled with Canuck content and available to you free with your library card. Start exploring some of our wonderful online resources.

Music

1. Capital City Records: Edmonton Local Music

Stream and download a growing collection of albums by Edmonton local musicians. Capital City Records includes a collection of gig posters from the local music scene.

eBooks

2. Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection

The Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection brings together over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. This significant addition to the Alberta eBooks repository increases access to stories by Indigenous authors and writings about Indigenous culture, serving as the first of its kind in Canada.

3. Read Alberta eBooks

Get instant access to more than 1,500 eBook titles from Alberta publishers. The collection features a variety of genres including literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, self-help and young adult. Titles can be read on all devices including desktop, tablets and eReaders. 

Newspapers & Magazines

4. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Calgary Herald 1883-2010

Read through the historical archive of the Calgary Herald spanning from 1883 to 2010. You can search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. 

5. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Edmonton Journal 1903-2010

Take a look through the historical archive of the Edmonton Journal. Coverage spans from 1903 to 2010, allowing you to search cover-to-cover for local views, events and people. It includes access to feature articles, newspaper editorials, advertisements, cartoons, obituaries and classified ads, all through a cross-searchable platform. 

6. Globe & Mail: Canada's Historical Newspaper 1844-2017

Search and then read from the scanned pages of every issue of the Globe & Mail from May 1844 to December 2017.

7. Maclean's Magazine Archive

The Maclean's Magazine Archive contains indexing, abstracting and full text PDFs for the complete archive of this influential Canadian magazine beginning in 1933 and ending in December 2015. 

8. Canadian Magazine in Flipster

Check out some our top Canadian magazines such as Cleaning Eating, Canadian Geographic, Canada's History and more available through Flipster. 

Databases

9. HeritageQuest Online

Get to the bottom of your family tree with HeritageQuest Online. You can dive deep into family histories, interactive census maps, unique primary sources and more. It contains more than 4.4 billion records, delivering an essential collection of genealogical and historical records from the United States and North America dating back to the 1700s. It contains more than 700 million records from the U.S. Federal Census, 1.5 million records from various U.S. city directories, 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the U.S. and more. Access this resource from home and enjoy the easy-to-use interface that is perfect for genealogists of all skill levels.

10. Canada's Info Resource Centre

Explore through all of Canada's Info Resource Centre listings including the Canadian Almanac and Directory, Associations Canada, Libraries Canada, Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, Governments Canada, Financial Services Canada, Health Canada, Careers & Employment Canada, Canadian Parliamentary Guide, Major Canadian Cities and History of Canada.

11. Canada In Context

Canada In Context features authoritative reference material that is focused on the Canadian perspective. It contains full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

12. CSA Standards - Canadian Standards Association

Access the standards of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) through the CSA OnDemand™ platform. You can read the full text of the standard in all its detail, including historical standard editions and standards in both French and English editions where available.


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Canadian Content

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