Chapter 4 - Archives, Libraries and Societies with Aboriginal Resources
1. Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada now has extensive resources available on the Internet. These can be searched in a number of ways.
- archives search enable one to enter the name of a person, the name of a record or a microfilm number
- some records have digitized images attached to the results
- those that have been microfilmed and are open to the public may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan
- this search enables one to enter a name that may be found in one of the online databases
- or one may be able to view an digitized image of a page from the record being searched
- this was one of the first databases developed by LAC which is still useful but the major records are found on ancestor search as no new records are being added to ArchiviaNet
A database of catalogue information about books, periodicals, music, videos and other published materials. AMICUS is made up of several subsets in one database:
- A catalogue of the published materials in the Library and Archives Canada collection.
- A national catalogue of published materials held by Canadian libraries across the country, including LAC.
- The national bibliography Canadiana, a comprehensive database of materials published in Canada, or published elsewhere by Canadian authors/creators or (selectively) on topics of interest to Canada (see Canadiana).
This database is particularly valuable to find where books, articles or newspapers are found and how to access them.
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Tel: (613) 996-5115
Toll free: 1 -866-578-7777 (Canada & USA)
Fax: (613) 995-6274