Compiled by Kiera Mitchell, Brandi Adams, and Donica Belisle.  

Canadian Newsstream - ProQuest

A digitization of over 360 different newspapers. Requires a subscription in order to access and, depending on subscription type, amount of publications accessed can be limited. This collection is keyword searchable.



An extremely vast, impressive collection that is easy to navigate. Keyword searchable. As of May 2020 it is freely accessible.

Chatelaine Magazine

Proquest, a major international corporation, includes a full digitization of Chatelaine Magazine from 1928 to 2005 as part of its Women's Magazine Archives package. So far as we are aware, this package is only available to institutional subscribers.

Connecting Canadians: Canada’s Multicultural Newspapers Athabasca University Library, Athabasca AB

A free, digitization of multiple heritage language newspapers available that are keyword searchable.


  • Bavarijas Latviesu Vestnesis (ON): Issues from 1945 to 1951. Latvian language.

  • Brivais Lavietis: Issues from 1948 to 1949. Latvian language.

  • Canadan Uutiset (Port Arthur ON): Issues from 1919 to 1926. Finnish language.

  • Edmonton Ukrainian News (Edmonton AB): Issues from 1928 to 1964. Ukrainian language.

  • Homin Ukrainy (Toronto ON): Issues from 1948 to 1969. Ukrainian language.

  • Jedinstvo (Toronto ON): Issues from 1948 to 1971. Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian languages.

  • Kanadai Magyarsag (Toronto ON): Issues from 1951 to 1977. Hungarian language.

  • Liekki (Sudbury ON): Issues from 1935 to 1936. Finnish language.

  • Magyar Elet (Toronto ON): Issues from 1957 to 1991. Hungarian language.

  • Meie Elu (Toronto ON): Issues from 1950 to 1987. Estonian language.

  • Nase Novine (Toronto ON): Issues from 1977 to 1986. Croatian and Serbian languages.

  • Novosti (Toronto ON): Issues from 1944 to 1948. Croatian language.

  • Serbian Herald (Toronto ON): Issues from 1946 to 1948. Serbian language.

  • Ukrainian Toiler (Toronto ON): Issues from 1939 to 1947. Ukrainian language.

  • Vapaus (Sudbury On): Issues from 1921 to 1950. Finnish language.

  • Viikkosanomat (Toronto ON): Issues from 1975 to 1986. Finnish language.

  • Vilne Slovo (Toronto ON): Issues from 1956 to 1977. Ukrainian language.

Early Canadiana Online

Multiple digitized Canadian publications available online. Although some publications are free, others require a paid subscription in order to access. All are keyword searchable through this link but requires selecting the category of collection: “Early Canadian Periodicals”.


Google News Archives Search

Freely accessible, Google News offers hundreds of periodicals, both Canadian and international.   However, the site is so large that it is difficult to perform precise searches. 


Library and Archives Canada

Very large open-access site.  It does not currently offer clear ways of searching digitized periodicals.



As of May 2020, this is the largest and most comprehensive collection of major English language dailies in Canada and the English speaking world. Keyword searchable and easy to navigate. Requires subscription. 

Paper of Record

Digitizations of multiple international newspapers including many Canadian newspapers. Requires a subscription in order to access the collections.​

The Beaver (renamed Canada's History in 2010)

As of this writing, this is a freely accessible digitized collection of The Beaver, 1920-2013. Keyword searchable.

The Student Voice

From the website: "The Student Voice is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). It is an online portal to growing historical collections of post-secondary student media drawn from the holdings of CARL member libraries and student organizations across the country....1945 to 2000."

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