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Magazines & Newspapers

Resources Requiring Login (Library card and password)

Canadian Newsstream – Newspaper and magazine articles (for the last 10 to 20 years). Includes the Times-Colonist and Vancouver Island’s Black Press newspapers.

CBCA – Canadian coverage of the arts, business, health & medicine, history, literature, news, science & technology, and the social sciences. Allows cross searching with the Canadian Newsstream database.

Dragonsource Chinese Magazines – The most popular Chinese-language magazines. Topics range from business and economics to family, fashion, entertainment, film and travel.

EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier – Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, the MasterFILE Premier database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications including hundreds of popular magazines such as Consumer ReportsGood Housekeeping, and People, as well as full text for nearly 500 reference books. Also included are 165,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

Library PressDisplay – Newspapers from 100 countries in over 60 languages. Full-colour images of every page – just like the print version. Includes up to 30 days of back issues. Listen to articles, magnify print size, download, save, and share.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm – Access the Times-Colonist newspaper on-line from 2011 to two months ago.  All text, photos, graphs, and tables.  Navigate by year, month, day, and page number. Print and save images in PDF format. Note: this resource is browsable, not searchable.

zinio for libraries – Current issues of popular magazines: news, business, entertainment, fashion, and more…. Read instantly on your computer, download to your tablet, or phone. Please note: When you create a zinio for libraries account your email address, account password, library barcode and name will be stored in the US (passwords are stored in encrypted form).


Open Resources (no login required)

British Colonist Digital Database – The British Colonist digitization project is a gift from the Times Colonist newspaper, the University of Victoria Libraries, and a consortium of British Columbia libraries to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British Colonist newspaper. Every page of every issue, from the first one on December 11, 1858 until December, 1950, has been scanned and made searchable.

British Columbia Historical Newspapers – The BC Historical Newspapers project, through University of British Columbia Libraries, features digitized versions of 24 historical papers from around the province. The titles, which range from the Abbotsford Post to the Phoenix Pioneer, date from 1865 to 1924.

OnlineNewspapers.com – Thousands of world newspapers online.