Intensive English - Advanced B - CEGL 423

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    This course guide lists resources for the Canadian history presentation and Face of Montreal cultural development project assigned in Intensive English Advanced B (CEGL 423). For other resources related to courses in English as a second language, visit this Subject Guide.

    1. Background information


    2. Films and audio recordings


    3. Images and other multimedia


    4. Newspaper & magazine articles

    Find news and magazine articles from these online databases.
    • Canadian Reference Centre
      Includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) magazines and newspapers in full text as well as full text reference books and biographies
    • Canadian Newsstand
      Searches full text (no graphics) of recent years of many Canadian newspapers. Date varies by newspaper; a few go back to the 1980s
    • CBCA Complete
      Covers Canadian material of all kinds (scholarly articles, newspapers, etc.). To see non-scholarly articles, perform a search, then once you are on the results page click on the “Magazines” tab. This will show only articles from magazines such as Macleans, etc. Covers recent years
    • CPI.Q
      Similar to CBCA Complete (above)
    • Quebec Historical Newspapers
      Digitized newspapers from the late 1800s and early 1900s. From Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec. Most materials are in French
    • Newscan
      Searches full text (no graphics) of Canadian news sources in English or in French. Some sources go back to the 1980s
    • Globe and Mail (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
      Full text (page image) of The Globe and Mail newspaper from 1844 until a few years ago. Browse by date or search for keywords (5 years at a time)
    • Toronto Star (Proquest Historical Newspapers)
      Full text (page image) of The Toronto Star newspaper dating back to 1894

    5. Finding Books

    To find books, search the library catalogue. You can search using words like - Montreal, histor*, and so on

    Search tips

    Fill in the blanks symbol: * e.g. histor* will retrieve catalogue records containing the words history, histories, historical, etc.
    Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "montreal canadiens" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase Montreal Canadiens
    Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT e.g. art AND (Montreal OR "Quebec City") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word history AND either Montreal OR the phrase Quebec City

    Suggested nonfiction about Montreal

    Suggested fiction set in Montreal

    Other novelists

    • Yves Beauchemin
    • Robert Majzels
    • Émile Ollivier
    • Mordecai Richler
    • Régine Robin
    • Gabrielle Roy
    • Michel Tremblay

    6. Research Resources


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