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History : Canada: Home

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Canadian history.


Map of New France (Champlain, 1612).

Citation & Writing Help

Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.

Additional information on researching history and on writing.

Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: canada metis identity history
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "militant minority british columbia".
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "isitt benjamin"


Starting Points: Journal Articles

The following research databases will help you identify articles on Canadian history. 

Starting Points - Primary Sources

This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Canada. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.

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