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Vancouver Public Library databases:

  • Vancouver Public Library Free access to many treasures troves, including newspaper archives, encyclopedias, corporate records. All that is required is a library card
  • Vancouver Public Library - Newpaper Clipping Collection Index - Search Entries in the Index provide the headings used on individual folders of clippings as well as the specific file each headings belongs to. The collection is located on level 5 of VPL Central Library
  • Full text of over 65 Canadian newspapers

  • The Globe and Mail newspaper The electronic full-image version of the complete works from its inception in 1844 to December 1999. The database includes every article, image, cartoon, advertisement, classified advertisement, birth and death notice published in the Globe and Mail.
  • Index to the minutes of Vancouver City Council meetings, Beginning January 1, 1992. Each motion and/or meeting agenda is searchable by subject; by name(s) associated with the issue (eg, personal name, city department or committee, company or organization name, etc); and by 'title' assigned to each agenda item by the City Clerk's Office.

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