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The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

FOCAL to launch new Mapping Migration from the Americas website
2011-02-24
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), in partnership with the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), has developed interactive, web-based maps to display information about the flo...

Sources Select Resources

Historial Maps of Toronto
A collection of maps to amuse, delight and inform
Website
2013
OpenStreetMap
Database
OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, ...
OpenStreetMap (Wikipedia article)
Wikipedia article
Article
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availabi...

Sources Bookshelf

Canada Rediscovered
McGhee, Robert
Book
1991
Robert McGhee descirbes wat we know about early European explorations of what is now Canada - Irish, Norse, English Portuguese, French, Spanish - as well as the early Europeans' interactions with the ...
Canadian Oxford World Atlas 4th Edition
Stanford, Quentin H. (ed.)
Book
1997
When providing information on Canada, this Atlas lives up to its title. There are Canada-specific maps pertaining on, for example, Endangered Species and Protected Lands, Water Resources and Electrica...
A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Brotton, Jerry
Book
2012
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjectiv...
Oxford Atlas of the World
Sixth Edition
Book
Where is Here?
Canada's Maps and the Stories They Tell
Morantz, Alan
Book
2002
Morantz tries to show how maps and the art of map-making have shaped us as Canadians and what they reveal of who we are.


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