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History, Biography & Genealogy

Ivey Family London Room Digital Collections

Provider: 
Vita
Short Description: 
Access to images and indexes from the local history collection located in the Ivey Family London Room. This is an ongoing project and new resources are always being uploaded.

Materials in this collection are housed in The Ivey Family London Room.  The London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of secondary source materials on the city of London and the counties of Elgin, Middlesex, Norfolk and Oxford as well as original materials on the city of London and Middlesex County, such as:

Time Magazine Archives

Provider: 
EBSCO
Short Description: 
The Time Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. <br><br>Access to this collection is provided by Western Libraries, Western University.

Published weekly by Time Inc., Time Magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience both domestic and international news and analysis on a spectrum of subjects.

Intended to be read in under an hour, each issue of Time contains reports of national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment. Capturing the relevant news for a given week, the magazine remains an important resource for researchers studying just about any aspect of 20th-Century history and life.

Atlantic Magazine Archive

Provider: 
EBSCO
Short Description: 
The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, covers events and political issues through literary and cultural commentary. It includes more than 1,800 issues providing a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought. <br><br>Access to this collection is provided by Western Libraries, Western University.

The Atlantic was originally created with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Over its more than 150 years of publication. It has featured articles in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

Maclean's Magazine Archive

Provider: 
EBSCO
Short Description: 
Maclean’s Magazine Archive, 1905-2015, is a digital collection of the leading Canadian news and general interest magazine. Providing a unique perspective on national and international news and culture, the magazine covers investigative reporting, opinion and analysis on politics, economics, technology and more. <br><br>Access to this collection is provided by Western Libraries, Western University.

Maclean’s Magazine Archive is valuable to researchers of 20th-Century current events, gender issues, politics and culture, the history of business, advertising and more.

Life Magazine Archive

Provider: 
EBSCO
Short Description: 
Life Magazine Archive presents an extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. <br><br>Access to this collection is provided by Western Libraries, Western University.

Published by Time Inc., the magazine has featured story-telling through documentary photographs and informative captions. Each issue visually and powerfully depicted national and international events and topical stories, providing intimate views of real people and their real life situations. 

World Book Student

Provider: 
World Book
Short Description: 
Features all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research.

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Biography (Gale in Context)

Provider: 
Gale Cengage
Short Description: 
Gale in Context's Biography is for those seeking information on the world's most influential people. Users can search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, as well as by keyword and full text.

Biography is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study.  It pulls information from Gale reference material, journals and multimedia.

Globe and Mail - Proquest Historical Newspapers

Provider: 
Proquest
Short Description: 
Digitized full-image archive of The Globe and Mail newspaper starting when it was founded by George Brown in 1844 as The Globe and goes to 2015.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail offers a wealth of historical resources through over 150 years of day-to-day history. The online database consists of the digitized full-image archive of The Globe and Mail newspaper dating back to when it was founded by George Brown in 1844 as The Globe. The content includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified advertisement, political cartoon, birth, marriage and death notices and letters to the editor from The Globe and Mail.

Kanopy

Provider: 
Kanopy
Short Description: 
Stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Provider: 
Gale Cengage
Short Description: 
A selection of ebooks featuring encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects covered include technology, science, engineering, math, and social sciences.

Perhaps you’re doing a project on ancient Mesopotamia and its contributions to civilization or you need an overview of the workings of the United Nations or you need to demystify the world of computers and web portals. The Gale eBooks collection is akin to having the world of knowledge at your fingertips. The main content page lists 17 major subjects such as Arts, Environment , Law, Medicine, Multiculturalism, Nation and the World, Religion and Technology.