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International Libraries

The national libraries of many nations have created on-line repositories. Here is a sample of what's available,

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The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

It has a wide variety of on-line resources, including a searchable database of thousands of vintage maps, virtual books with 'Turning the Pages' and online exhibitions.

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National Libraries of The World

This page has links to national libraries for most countries, including a link to an English version, if available.

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National Library of Canada

The National Library of Canada has an extensive collection of images & ancestor records available on-line.

This site is in both English and French, making it a nice resource for French language and multilingual classes.

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Trove - National Library of Australia

Trove brings together content from Australian libraries, museums, archives and other research organizations and gives students tools to explore and build. Books, data sets, pictures, maps, newspaper articles, diaries and more are all available.

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National Library of China

The National Library of mainland China has a number of exhibitions and lectures available on-line.

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National Diet Library of Japan

The national library of Japan has a wide range of on-line resources, including digitized books and publications, historical recordings, an earthquake archive, and an online gallery.

The Internet allows us to be intrigued by "exotic" venues and learn about our near neighbors.

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Google Translate

Some national library web sites include English language resources. Many do not.

Google Translate allows you to view an English language version of any web page. The translation is not perfect, but will give you a good sense of the information.

Copy the web site URL into the left box, then click on the link that appears in the right box.

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