Community & Local History

When you are accessing these databases from outside the library you may be prompted to enter your library barcode. Databases marked by a Canadian Flag Canadian content contain substantial Canadian content.

Key Databases

Halton Community Services Directory Canadian content
Find organizations or programs primarily located in or serving the Region of Halton.
Halton Digital Newspaper Archive Canadian content
Search Acton Free Press, Burlington Gazette, Canadian Champion, Georgetown Herald and more..
Halton Historical Newspapers and Records Canadian content
Search historical records of Halton Region.
Halton Volunteer Database Canadian content
Discover available volunteer opportunities in Halton.
Milton Digital Newspaper Archive Canadian content
Access digital newspaper pages and index entries from the Milton Canadian Champion.
Some digital pages from the Milton Weekly Tribune and Nassagaweya Country News are also available.

General Reference Databases

The following cover a variety of topics including history.

Access Video on Demand [Site auto-redirects Mobile Devices]
Enjoy 38,000 full length videos on a variety of topics including history.
Britannica Image Quest In Library | From Home
Access more than two million images, from more than 40 of the best global picture libraries, all rights-cleared for non-commercial educational use. Includes over 90,000 images from the Toronto Star and All Canada Photos collections.
Britannica Online
Just the facts! Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that you need.
Canadian Reference Centre / [Mobile Devices] Canadian content
Over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Atlantic, <Canada's Heritage, Canada's History, Canadian Issues, History Today, K, and Prevention. Many titles have back issues going back more than 20 years.
Early Canadiana Online / Notre mémoire en ligne Canadian content
A rich collection of early Canadian print heritage featuring works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Some content may be restricted to in library use only.