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The Library has initiated a subscription to the fantastic historical news resource the Toronto Star: Pages of the Past.
Toronto Star’s Pages of the Past provides online access to over 30,000 back issues from 1894 onward. Since this newspaper has been published almost every day since its inception, this online archive provides a “unique record of daily life in Southern Ontario over the past century.”
The archive includes a digital image for each page of each issue. The images were created by scanning the Toronto Star’s original microfilm records, making them almost perfect replicas of the original papers.
Toronto Star: Pages of the Past is full-text searchable and allows for keyword and phrase searching, with the option to limit searches to sections of the paper, such as front page, business, classified, etc. Users can also opt to browse the papers by date, a useful option when looking for news coverage of a particular day or event.
Toronto Star: Pages of the Past is accessible via the Library’s newspapers guide (Toronto Star > Proquest > “Toronto Star – Pages of the Past”) or by searching for “toronto star” in Primo.
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for History, Independent Studies, and Political Science