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Points to the Past

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Free for residents located in British Columbia and the Yukon, Canada. SFU Authorized Users may access the same Gale Digital Collections from anywhere with a valid SFU ID and password. 
Online access
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Public message
 
Full description
Access to nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content. Includes searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more for research, teaching and learning from Gale Digital Collections.

Supported by the University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Libraries and Simon Fraser University Library. 

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Coverage
 
Group records
 
Embargo period
 
Resource type
Full-text database 
Content types
Diaries, E-books, Encyclopedias, Images, Maps, News, Poetry, Primary sources 
Simultaneous users
 
Update frequency
 
Titles indexed
 
Print equivalents
 
Open access
 
Help
 
Subjects
History 
Allows electronic reserves
no 
Ereserves notes
You may NOT post or upload an electronic copy.Create a link to the item instead. 
Allows coursepacks
no 
Coursepack notes
Material from this resource may NOT be used to assemble a print coursepack. Create a link to the item instead. 
Allows interlibrary loan
yes 
Interlibrary loan notes
2.1 Subscribing institute may not use any data or documentation received from the Licensed Content except as expressly provided in this Agreement and except as permitted by US Copyright Law and CONTU guidelines, which law shall govern the use of all data and documentation received from the Licensed Content. 
Online terms
 
Terms of use: Electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict access to Authorized Users. It is the responsibility of each user to abide by the license agreements and specific terms and conditions for each product. Systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire SFU community. Please see SFU General Policy 24 on Fair Use of Information Resources.

Personal Privacy: Some licensed resources allow you to create a personal account for the purposes of creating folders, saving searches, and downloading entire e-books as well as other personalized services. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose to these and other external websites may be stored on servers located outside of Canada. When you use these services, no personal information about you is collected by or for the University. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information you provide directly to these external websites. SFU Library recommends that you review the privacy policies of these and other external websites before using the services.