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Map of New France (Champlain, 1612).
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Historians generally use the Chicago Style format. For information to other citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.
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Starting Points: Books & eBooks
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- By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic. For example: canada metis identity history
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Starting Points: Journal Articles
The following research databases will help you identify articles on Canadian history.
Oxford Bibliographies: Atlantic History
Annotated listing of the best articles and books related to Atlantic history (late 15th to mid 19th centuries) including the slave trade, exploration & colonialism
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Scholarly journals & books in all disciplines
Starting Points - Primary Sources
This is a small sampling of primary sources dealing with Canada. Additional sources are listed under Primary Sources.