Category Archives: Research

Government Printer Peeks

As I look out my window today I think, sunshine is great, but warm would be better.  Many people at this time of year are wanting to take holidays outside the country.  Traveller information can be found at several Government of Canada webpages. Bon voyage, but… essential information for Canadian travellers On her own way… a woman’s safe travel guide Travel advice and advisories for specific countries In case you...
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Travel Resources

Are you planning a trip in the near future? Not so near future? Scouting out exotic destinations for when your lotto numbers finally match up? Whatever the reason, keep in mind that you have access to helpful travel resources through the Windsor Public Library. E-BOOKS: Travel e-Books are available through our Overdrive collection, and can be downloaded to your tablet or mobile device.  We have hundreds of guides for cities...
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Essex County Genealogical Society Meetings in March, April, May, and June

Monthly meetings of the Essex County Genealogical Society are held at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, on the lower level. Admission is free and the public is welcome! For more information, email essexogs@gmail.com. Monday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  The Victorian Celebration of Death, a presentation by Catherine MacKendrick, explores the Victorian celebration of death and what it means for the present day. MacKendrick has been a thanatologist for...
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Windsor Music Tangle Micro Doc

The Windsor Music Tangle is an interactive web site that documents Windsor’s live music scene and its connections.  Have you tried it out? It’s awesome! After launching in September 2013 at Phog Phest, the site continues to grow with every new submission.  We’d like to extend a huge THANK-YOU to those of you have have contacted us to add Bands and Musicians.  We’re still accepting new entries, so if you can’t find...
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Government Printer Peeks

Some recent government publications may be of particular interest to residents of Windsor and Essex County. State of the Great Lakes tracks the environmental health of an important natural resource. Didn’t have a chance to examine the details on the Independent Expert Review of certain girders manufactured for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway ? This link will take you to the interim report. After the provincial government withdrew its...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Genealogy Workshops

Come out to Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, and join others with an interest in family history at two workshops presented by Tom Vajdik, WPL Genealogy and Local History Librarian. Introduction to Genealogy will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 28 in WPL’s Fred Israel Auditorium (lower level of Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue) This workshop will be an introduction to the methodology and cover...
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Search Everything – A Useful Database Tool

Starting a new research project, but not sure where to dive in? The Windsor Public Library’s online databases are a great place to begin.  You can use them to access thousands of publications containing full text articles, peer reviewed content, images, newspaper abstracts, editorials, video clips, and more. Our databases page is broken down into five main categories: EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS & MUSIC, SPECIAL INTEREST, REFERENCE, RESEARCH, and RESSOURCES EN FRANÇAIS. Let’s take a closer look at...
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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Access Hundreds of Reference Books Online  The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers online access to reference materials covering a wide range of subjects: history, biography, business, medicine, health, law, literature, etc.  Browsing the shelves in GVRL is a very similar experience to browsing the shelves in the library, because all of the resources it contains have print equivalents; cover art, illustrations, page numbers, volumes, and everything else are the...
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Online Access to Canadian Newspapers

CANADIAN NEWSSTAND MAJOR DAILIES If you’re an online news reader, you may have noticed that some publications have started capping the number of articles you can read online for free.  The Windsor Star is one of several Canadian newspapers to adopt this practice; once you’ve used up your ten freebies, you cannot access any more content without a subscription. Did you know that your library card grants you access to...
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Learn a New Language (or improve your English) with Mango

Mango. Es un programa fantastico!  Summertime is almost here…do you have any big plans? Backpacking through Europe? Mountain climbing in Tanzania? Cruising the South Pacific?  Or, are you in my boat (or in this case lack thereof), and more likely to experience culture/nature on a bit more of local level – say, visiting Carousel of Nations and strolling the waterfront trails.  Regardless of where you’ll be and who you’ll see,...
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