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Canadian Literature & Poetry
in English

Book & Publishing History

Digital Collections

Early Canadiana Online A digital collection of works in English and French published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early twentieth century. The collection includes colonial, provincial and federal government publications, Jesuit relations texts, and an English Canadian literature collection with over 800 works of drama, poetry and fiction, biography and exploration written before 1900. It also contains early dailies, weeklies, specialized journals and mass-market magazines published up to 1930.
Early English Books Online Full-text digitized works printed in British North America and the United Kingdom between 1473 and 1700. Books about Canada mainly consist of exploration narratives and missionary accounts.
Eighteenth-Century Collections Online Full-text digitized works printed in Great Britain in the eighteenth century, encompassing an early historical stage of Canadian writing.
Multicultural Canada Newspapers, books, manuscripts, documents, photographs, audio files and other materials published and created by Canada’s immigrants.
Toronto Public Library Digital Archive A range of digitized primary source materials, including historical maps, books, and assorted ephemera (postcards, advertisements, flyers, and tickets).

reviewed & updated 20 May 2021 | compiled by Agatha Barc, MI