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News from UW Libraries’ Canada collection

January 24, 2019

By Siôn Romaine, Canadian Studies Librarian

The Globe and Mail archives now available

Thanks to the generous support of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment, the Libraries now has perpetual online access to The Globe and Mail newspaper’s digital archives back to 1844. The paper, considered Canada’s “Newspaper of Record,” remains one of Canada’s most widely read newspapers, and is known for its political, economic and cultural coverage. While the Libraries has long provided access to the newspaper archives on microfilm, the purchase of the digital archives means that scholars can now access content from their desktop or mobile device. Additionally, because the newspaper is part of the ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection, scholars may compare coverage for a topic in The Globe and Mail with coverage for the same topic in other international newspapers, including The New York Times, Times of India, The Korea Times, The Guardian and The Washington Post. (Note: there is a three-year rolling embargo on the online archived content.)

Canadiana Online is now open!

Effective January 1, 2019, Canadiana Online and its two sub-collections, Early Canadiana Online (ECO) and Heritage Canadiana, are available to users at no charge. This is great news for scholars interested in perusing the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, dating from the 1600s to the mid-1900s. Books, periodicals, primary source documents and government publications are part of the collection, in over 21 languages, including English, French and some First Nations languages. Bibliographic records and URLs for titles in these collections will be loaded into UW Libraries Search later this year; in the meantime, users can discover the richness of these collections directly at

Kivitoo—What they thought of us? Kivitoo—What they thought of us? is now available online at IsumaTV, a collaborative multimedia platform for Indigenous filmmakers and media organizations. Part of the Hunting with My Ancestors online film series, Kivitoo documents the 1963 relocation of the Inuit families in Canada’s Arctic and the heartbreaking trauma it caused. We’ve also cataloged the series so it’s easily findable in UW Libraries Search.

Know of a title that would make a good addition to our Canadian Studies collection? Please fill out a Purchase Request Form or contact Canadian Studies Librarian Sion Romaine (