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Canadian Studies

Resources for research and inquiry including; scholarly articles, databases, news, maps, government data and more


Newspapers can be an amazing sources of information and the library has access to both historical collections as well as current subscriptions to some of the local, provincial and national newspapers. 

Why you should consider using newspaper as resources during your research

  • News sources can provide the most up-to-date information for some topics, such as recent events, policy speeches by government officials, etc.
  • News sources provide access to local or organizational news that may not be covered elsewhere
  • Editorials provide analysis and opinions on news and events
  • Eyewitness accounts of events as reported in news articles and offer information or opinions not found in other places
  • For historical research, news sources can provide insight into the social and political life of a particular time period, and can offer little-known details of historical events; even advertisements and obituaries can add to our understanding of an era