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See also: Canadian studies centres in the UK

Aberdeen University Library
Aberdeen University Library has materials on the anthropology of the settlers and aboriginal peoples of the circumpolar North, including a unique microform archive of 19th century travel and scientific accounts of the Canadian Arctic, a series of ethnographic and historic accounts of Canadians, and the renowned Mercury series from the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

Bibliographie du Québec
Listing of new acquisitions received by the National Library, Quebec. It includes books, official documents, newspapers, journals, magazines, recordings, maps, and electronic documents that have been received as legal deposits or bought during the previous month. It can be searched by author, title or subject matter. A monthly listing is available for the current year, with an annual list for the previous year.

Canadian Collections - British Library
General description of the British Library’s extensive Canadian collections and current acquisitions policy. A separate page gives more details on French-Canadian holdings.
Associated heading: Collections

Canadian Collections - National Library of Scotland
Description of the Canadian collections and current collecting policy of the National Library of Scotland.
Associated heading: Collections

Collections Canada
The gateway to the collections and services of the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada. They include: films, documentaries, silent films and "talkies; architectural drawings, plans and maps; information in electronic formats; printed books; photographic images; textual records and publications for federal, provincial, territorial and foreign governments; video and sound recordings; works of art, including watercolours, sketches, miniatures, oil paintings and caricatures; sheet music, documentation related to music in Canada and recordings on disks and records of all formats, piano rolls, reels and spools, and eight-track tapes; the Canadian Postal Archives; medals, seals, posters and coats of arms; textual archives for various individuals and groups who have contributed to Canada's cultural, social, economic and political development; national, provincial and territorial newspapers from across Canada, from dailies to student newspapers, and from Aboriginal magazines to ethnic community newsletters; periodicals, microfilms, manuscripts and theses; and portraits of over one million Canadians since 1710.

The Canadian Library Association
Information on Canada's libraries, including events, awards, library issues, resources, careers etc. Free; no registration required. Extra information and services available to CLA members.

Edinburgh University Library
The University Library serves the University's Centre of Canadian Studies and its teaching and research programmes, and its 400-year old collections and rich in Canadiana. Pages on this web site provide guidance to special and general collections on Canada and a gateway to students in Canadian, Commonwealth and North American Studies.

French-Canadian Collections - British Library
Description of the British Library’s French Canadian collections and current acquisitions policy.
Associated heading: Collections

Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library
Website of the Library of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. The Library contains significant Canadian collections, and there are also archives and special collections, all described here, and a link to the Political Archives Project website.
Associated heading: Collections

London School of Economics Library - Canada
Overview of Canadian related holdings in the library, and a list of relevant web resources. The Library of the London School of Economics has a good collection of Canadian government material, some of which dates back to the 19th century.

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