To find more library resources on Montreal street names, search the Library Catalogue for:
To search for items about famous Montrealers, try searching the Library Catalogue for the individual's name as a subject with Last Name, First Name:
To search for items by a famous Montrealer, search instead in the author field:
You can also keyword search for individuals' names (e.g., Leonard Cohen; Jeanne Mance) but you will have more false hits than if you search in the subject field (su:) or author field (au:).
Try searching the Library Catalogue for subject headings such as the following:
Local newspapers provide insight into the social and cultural life of their communities and are excellent primary sources.
Look at the resources presented by neighbourhood below, or try these other more general resources:
Some resources to get started researching by neighbourhood or area of Montreal. Not every link here leads to items that will be acceptable primary or secondary sources for your assignment -- be sure to be critical of information from popular websites! (Note: not all areas are included.)
Try searching the Library Catalogue by combining the subject terms for Montreal: su: Québec (Province) Montréal) with locations, places, or landmarks you are interested in. For example:
Then, after locating an item that is of interest to you, examine the Subject Headings to determine what may be useful for your research. Library of Congress Subject Headings are usually the best ones, and you can click the links to find more library resources tagged with the same Subject Heading.
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