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Images Canada

Images Canada provides central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Through Images Canada, you can find images of the Canadian events, people, places and things that make up our collective heritage. You can search across all collections from virtually every page on the site by typing in a keyword in the search box at the top right hand corner of each page. If you would like to refine your search, try the Advanced Search feature. Search Help is also available. If you are looking for search ideas, try one of our Image Trails or browse through the Photo Essays.

Reference Service, 2nd Floor

The second floor Reference Room has many titles in languages other than English and French. In order to access them use the language option on the Amicus search screen. There also exist subject bibliographies on different languages that the Reference Librarians can assist the patron with.
Service is provided in either official language and includes:

  • assistance in subject and bibliographic requests
  • instruction on Library and Archives Canada's Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), AMICUS, and public CD-ROM products
  • searches of remote online systems and of CD-ROM products
  • advisory consultations
  • referrals to other specialized collections

Genealogy and Family History at Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada has a wealth of published materials of interest to genealogists researching their Canadian ancestors. Our collections include published histories of Canadian families and communities, transcriptions and indexes of parish registers, cemetery records, Canadian newspapers and directories, journals of Canadian genealogical and historical societies, genealogical reference tools, government publications including genealogical data, and much more.

Newspapers held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC ):

Library and Archives Canada receives, through legal deposit, all newspapers micro-filmed after January 1, 1988. LAC also participates in the Decentralized Program for Canadian Newspapers by acquiring and listing all newspapers filmed by the provincial/territorial institutions responsible for filming them (where funds permit and when other no institution makes the title available on interlibrary loan). Also, LAC will attempt to acquire all newspapers filmed commercially before 1988, starting with daily newspapers. In addition, all ethnic, native and student newspapers filmed are also purchased when they do not meet the legal deposit requirements.

For Example: Nanaimo, BC -- Aika : the only Finnish newsspaper [sic] in Canada. NJ.FM.1712 Nov. 1903 - July 15,1904 AN 209623

Vancouver, BC -- Ch_iao sheng jih pao = The Chinese voice. NJ.FM.1726 Jan.1954-Dec.1970 AN 7688162

Proyecto Adrienne: A Canada-Chile Agreement
In Search of Chilean Authors

On May 10, 2001, during the state visit to Chile of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, Roch Carrier, National Librarian of Canada, and Clara Budnik, Director of the Libraries, Archives and Museums Branch (DIBAM) of the National Library of Chile, signed an agreement creating Proyecto Adrienne.

As a follow-up to the agreement, the two participating institutions decided to collaborate to save and transfer to Chile the intellectual works of Chilean authors and artists resident in Canada who were exiled from their native country after the September 11, 1973, coup by General Augusto Pinochet.

Within the scope of this project, Library and Archives Canada's mandate is to contact Chilean exiles in Canada, collect and assemble their works, and, in cooperation with the Embassy of Chile in Canada, arrange for the transfer of the collection to Chile. The DIBAM's mandate is to maintain the unique character of this special collection.

Search page : A Celebration of Women Writers

The Celebration of Women Writers links to a wide variety of on-line resources, most of them at other sites. Sites for writers groups include biographical pages for members as well as useful resources and contacts. Academic and special-interest sites focus on particular groups, often both men and women. There is lots of interesting information out there, in addition to the biographies and books that are the focus of the Celebration. Explore further in our list of Specialty Collections.

Celebration of Canadian Women Web site

In each theme, you will find a selection of Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions. Each woman's life and achievements are described, followed by a list of suggested readings. Library and Archives Canada adds a new theme to this site every year to celebrate Women's History Month. The theme for 2005 is ARCHIVED - Women and War: Contributions and Consequences.

Selected Multicultural Women's Biographies:

ARCHIVED - Paraskeva Clark, Biography

ARCHIVED - Ursula Franklin, Biography

ARCHIVED - Irene Ayako Uchida, Biography

ARCHIVED - Kay Livingstone, Biography

ARCHIVED - Sister Vision Press, Biography

ARCHIVED - Anna Porter, Biography

ARCHIVED - Lena (Elizabeth Magdalena) Pedersen, Biography

Digital projects:

Canada's Digital Collections, home to hundreds of Web sites about Canada are produced by thousands of young Canadians. This Web site is one of the richest, most significant sources of Canadian content on the Internet. As a visitor to this award-winning site you can explore a vast array of multimedia resources celebrating Canada's history and culture, its landscapes, technology, scientific discoveries, and ethnic communities.

Across the Generations: A history of the Chinese in Canada

Black Loyalists: Our history, our People

Boatpeople of Indochina

The Doukhobor Collection, 1898-1930

The Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia

The Kuzmin Collection: Russian author

Polyphoney: Exploration of the Immigrant Experience

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