Provides access to hundreds of millions of fully searchable individual records contained in thousands of databases. The collection of databases includes Canadian, English, & U.S. Census Records, Ireland Vital Records, German Immigration Records, select passenger lists and numerous databases dedicated to specific ethnic origins and regions.
Genealogy & History
Provides listings of articles found in a wide range of the reference books in our collections (e.g. Who's Who in Canada; or the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll; or the Oxford Dictionary of Art). Does not provide the text of the articles, but is a great finding tool for tough biographical questions.
British Literary Manuscripts Online is comprised of two collections (c.1660-1900 and Medieval and Renaissance) and presents facsimile images of a range of literary manuscripts — including letters, poems, stories, plays, essays, journals, literary manuscripts, chronicles, religious writings, and other materials — from roughly 1120 to 1900. It encompasses extensive materials related to major British literary figures from the Bronte sisters to Sir Walter Scott to Oscar Wilde.
ProQuest combines Canadian Newsstream and Canadian Business & Current Affairs and Globe & Mail historical.
Full text of 170 large and small Canadian newspapers including (most recent issues not included):
Chatham House Online Archive provides close to ninety years of analysis and commentary on international policy such as briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, monographs, and full text of two of Chatham House’s flagship periodicals: International Affairs and The World Today.
The archive offers access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures and their fully searchable transcripts, offering insight into the experiences and opinions of key figures in international affairs, including Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Willy Brandt, King Hussein of Jordan, François Mitterrand, Henry Kissinger, Prof. A.J. Toynbee, Chaim Weizmann, Dr. Andreas Papandreou, Caspar Weinberger, Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, HE Yousuf Al-Alawi Abdullah, Dr. Zhores Medvedev, and Hans Blix.
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library: Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and Periodicals is a full-text searchable archive of early Arabic printed books of folktales, pre-Islamic literature, Islamic poetry and prose, proverbs and sayings, language and lexicography, dictionaries, grammar, syntax, rhetoric, manuscript publication records, and periodicals.
At Edmonton Public Library, we share stories and we hope to inspire all Edmontonians to share their stories with us. Here you will find stories from Edmontonians of the people, places and events that have shaped our country for the past 150 years and look ahead to the next 150 years. You will also find resources on how to share your story through EPL’s Digital Storytelling project.
Frontier Life New!
Frontier Life includes primary source material from 1650 to 1920 on movement by Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America and the resulting consequences for frontier regions. Canadian history covering the Hudson’s Bay Company, Archives of Manitoba and the Glenbow Museum are included in the archives. This eResource will appeal to history buffs, genealogical researchers, teachers and students.
Gale Primary Sources allows you to discover firsthand content and primary resources from 29 key historical resources. It includes access to many research collections like the Archives of Human Sexuality & Genre, 19th Century U.K Perioducals, Daily Mail Historical Archive, Punch Historical Archive, the Smithsonian Collections Online, and the Times digital archive.
Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean is an archive of digitally reproduced primary documents, reference material, and scholarship. It provides access to monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, statistical information, government reports, video, and audio files.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a digital archive in four series devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery in America. The collection assembles a wide variety of materials - over 5 million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps.
State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK - before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. Covering the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), the manuscripts that reveal the behind the scenes, day-to-day running of government during the eighteenth century.