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English Historical Documents Online

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The most authoritative collection of documents on British history.Key features of English Historical Documents Online include:

  • Instant access to over 5,000 historical documents
  • Highly discoverable content through Quick, Advanced and Faceted search
  • Search refinement through adding and removing search filters directly on the results page
  • Explore content by Date, Historiography and historical methods, Population and environment, Society, Economic affairs and technology, Intellectual, cultural and the arts, Religious belief, practice and organization, Politics, administration and law, Military, Foreign affairs, Status entries and Source types
  • Personalized login for individual users: bookmark entries, and save  and manage searches
  • Download, print, share and citation tools

Our Ontario

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Our Ontario is a collaborative project delivering integrated access to digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, galleries, and others. If you have digital content online …we make it easy for users to discover your unique collections. Through a meta-search, users can find a range of digital content from diverse contributing organizations. Search results link users to the website (yours!) where users can access the digital collections.

New York Times (1851-2006): Proquest Historical Newspapers

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The New York Times (1851-2006) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. A definitive digital archive, the New York Times (1851-2006) offers full-text and full-image article. As part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers program, every issue of each title includes the complete paper-cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.

Times (of London) Digital Archive

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The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, delivers every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London) to your computer. The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. For the first time users are able to search the full-text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials, and advertising.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

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Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

Early Canadiana Online

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Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage. ECO contains a digitized selection of the content from the microfiche held by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions. ECO currently offers twelve online collections totaling over three million pages and is continually expanding its content. The collections include material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first two decades of the 20th Century.

Globe and Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844

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Globeandmail.com and Micromedia ProQuest bring you over 150 years of history with Canada 's Heritage from 1844—the online digitized full-image version of the complete works of The Globe and Mail newspaper since its inception as The Globe in 1844. It Is the deepest and most extensive online historic newspaper archive in Canada and includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified ad, political cartoon, birth and death notice, and more. The breadth and depth of content make it a vital and convenient research tool for educators, librarians and all researchers.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

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Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of books published during the 18th Century. With full-text searching of millions of pages, the product allows researchers new methods of access to critical information in the fields of history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, science and more.

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