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  • Amicus
    Service giving search access to over 30 million records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada. Enables users to check library holdings, loan policies, homepages, etc., and save and e-mail search results to create bibliographies.
  • Connexions mirror site
    This is a backup/mirror site for Connexions.org.
  • ibiblio.org
    The public's library and digital archive.
    Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Information about the collections and services of Library and Archives Canada, and direct access to a wide range of online resources.
  • Library Information Servers via WWW
    Links to library catalogues on the World Wide Web.
  • Library of Congress Authorities
    Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations; and download authority records in MARC format for use in a local library system. This service is offered free of charge.
  • Library of Congress World Wide Web site
    A gateway to massive amounts of information. Main site of the U.S. Library of Congress.
  • Peoples Archive
    Dedicated to collecting for posterity the stories of the great thinkers, creators, and achievers of our time.
  • Sources Bookshelf
    Featuring books and DVDs by Sources member authors.
  • World Digital Library
    The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
    The principal objectives of the WDL are to:
    * Promote international and intercultural understanding;
    * Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
    * Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
    * Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

Related Links

  • American Native Press Archives
    Along with the American Native Press Archives, the Center documents contemporary Native American communities by creating, maintaining, and providing to the public the most comprehensive collection possible of Native newspapers, periodicals, and other publications; maintaining Native manuscripts and special collections; and acquiring other materials related to Native communities, press history, and literature. The Center serves tribal communities and the general public by developing and maintaining the means of accessing the content of these collections and by providing educational resources through various media and public programming.
  • Archeion
    Archeion brings together information about archives held by organizations all over Ontario. Archeion is a service provided by the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO). Search Archeion to find records of businesses, individuals, families and organizations from all periods of the province's history. The archives described include photographs, diaries, minute books, church registers and municipal records.
  • Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
    Comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet.
  • The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  • Citizendium
    The Citizendium, a "citizens' compendium of everything," is an open wiki project aimed at creating an enormous, free, and reliable encyclopedia. The project, started by a founder of Wikipedia, feels that we can achieve this crucial improvement over Wikipedia through measures such as adding "gentle expert oversight" and requiring contributors to use their real names.
  • Connexions Archive home page
    The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice.
  • Connexipedia
    More than 1,000 articles on activism, radicalism, resistance, solidarity, social justice, events, movements, organizations, and people.
  • The English Server at Carnegie Mellon University
    Extensive online collection of humanities texts. Subject categories include Cultural Theory, Film and Television, History, Journals, Music, Reference, Feminism, Marx and Engels, Race, Bad Subjects (current progressive issues), government, libraries, and fiction.
  • Internet Archive
    The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.
  • Internet Public Library
    Features Reference Center with on-duty librarian and Ready Reference Collection, searchable by keyword, with annotated links for selected Internet resources.
  • Librarians' Resource Centre
    Resources for librarians, including Topical Guides, Ready Reference, Directories, Dictionaries, Library catalogues, Library and Information Sciences.
  • Library Resources on the Internet
  • National Archives of the United States
  • National Library of Australia WWW site
  • Newspaper Archive
    NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1753 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
  • North Carolina State University Libraries Information System WWW Server
    Features library catalogues around the world, journal and full text indexes, databases, and a collection of Internet resources Also information and discussion about topics of scholarly communication, copyright, serials pricing, electronic publishing, etc.
  • Online Books Page
    Catalogue of online books and online book repositories.
  • Ontario Archives - Multicultural Newspapers - Microfilm Listing
    Ontario multicultural newspapers held in the Archives of Ontario. Listed by language or community group, then alphabetically by title.
  • Portico - The British Library's Online Information Server
    Access to major British Library catalogues.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Founded in 1971 by Michael Hart with the aim of putting most of the world's great literature online, Project Gutenberg now has thousands of books available electronically.
  • Scholarpedia
    Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed encyclopedia written by the leading experts in their respective fields. It does not publish "research" or "position" papers, but rather "living reviews" that will be maintained by the future generation of experts via the process of curatorship. The (ambitious) goal of Scholarpedia is that of being an understandable and useful encyclopedic reference for scholars of different levels.
  • Sources Bookshelf Author Index
  • Toronto Public Library Online
    An on-line catalogue of more than one million books, serials, government documents, maps, scores, sound recordings and other materials. Extensive Canadiana and Toronto and Ontario local history sections. The library's Answerline provides responses to E-mail enquiries on basic factual questions which don't require in-depth research.
  • The YiVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
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