Extra instructional session for HIST 202 students on Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00-1:00 pm in Cyberthèque Pod 4 (Redpath Library street level). Drop in with questions for Kristen!
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is an online reference work. Find out specifics about how to cite this type of work in the Chicago Manual of Style 14.233: Reference works consulted online. This is an example for a footnote:
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, s.v. "Callet, Luc," by Michel Paquin, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/callet_luc_3E.html.
Microform formats like microfilm and microfiche provide a reproduction of the original in a reduced size. These formats are very useful for preserving newspapers, as they take up much less space and are much more stable over time than newsprint.
McGill Library has many newspapers in this format. After locating a microform newspaper on the 2nd floor, you can use the Library's microform readers in the the McLennan Library Microfilm viewing room (M2-37F).
Search for newspapers on microform in the Library Catalogue:
Many historical newspapers have been digitized and are available via databases, some including searchable OCR (optical character recognition) text. Try searching the following databases:
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