Use the following databases to find articles on your topic.
The following is a small sample of the journals available in this field:
Columbian 1861 - 1889, 1899 - 1983
Daily Colonist 1858 - 1896
Financial Post 1907 - present
Globe & Mail 1849 - 1949, 1982 - present
Province 1894 - 1983 & current 4 months British Colonist
1858 - 1910 Prairie Newspapers
1871 - 2007
(University of Alberta)
- Find books at Douglas College Library. Related call number areas are FC and E51 - E99. WorldCat
- Find books in libraries worldwide.
Book Reviews: How to Find Them
- Douglas College
How to Locate Primary Sources in History
- Douglas College
Benjamin, Jules R. A Student's Guide to History
D 16.3 B4 2010 Marius, Richard & Melvin E. Page. A Short Guide to Writing about History
D 13 M275 2007
Steffens, Henry John & Mary Jane Dickerson. Writer's Guide: History
D 13 S844 1987
Canada Canadiana Discovery Portal
Search for a variety of Canadian primary source materials including maps, photographs, diaries, posters etc. from libraries, archives, museums. Canadian Confederation
This page is developed by Library and Archives Canada and deals with many aspects of Canadian Confederation.
Canadian Constitutional Documents
Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Canadian Images,19th and early 20th century - Library and Archives Canada
Canadian Letters and Images Project
Hosted by Malaspina University College, the site is an effort to create a digital archive of the Canadian war experience, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves.
Democracy at War: Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War
The Canadian newspaper, the Hamilton Spectator, kept a collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles taken from various Canadian newspapers during the Second World War. This collection is now available online. The database also contains short historical articles on key topics from 1939-1945.
The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King
A searchable database of the Diaries of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. The Diaries cover January 1, 1893 to July 22, 1950.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography covers the years 1000 - 1930 and provides biographical information about persons who died during this period, or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
Early Canadiana Online
"Primary sources in Canadian history from the arrival of the first Europeans to the late 19th century, with particular emphasis on literature, women's history, Native studies, and the history of French Canada." An excellent resource.
Canada in the Making
This Early Canadiana site focuses on the history of Canada with emphasis on Canada's constitutional history, treaties and relations with Aboriginal people, and its pioneers and immigrants. It integrates links to hundreds of primary source documents from the Early Canadian Online collection.
Fortress of Louisbourg
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History
These mysteries are intended to help students think historically, drawing on "recent best practices in history teaching including learning-centred and document-based inquiry". Titles include Who killed William Robinson?: Race, Justice and Settling the Land. See Quick Access for a full list of the mysteries.
Historical Statistics of Canada
Canada Year Book (CYB) Historical Collection (covers 1867-1967)
Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Information on the human and natural history of western and northern Canada and the western USA.
Indian Affairs Annual Reports 1864 - 1990
The complete collection is available in full text.
First Nations House of Learning: Xwi7xwa Library - UBC
Subjects such as women, statistics, law, treaties, child welfare, First Nations land use, education etc. are covered.
A Saskatchewan archival initiative. Includes presentations to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.
Library and Archives Canada
Provides access to a variety of material including primary sources such as Census of Canada, 1901, the Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King and photographs illustrating Canadian life.
New France: New Horizons: On French Soil in America
This site was created by the Library and Archives Canada and the Direction des Archives de France in order to bring together over one million digitized images of documents, maps, plans, and other visual material that document centuries of French presence in North America.
Our Roots: Canada's Local Histories Online
This project makes available Canadian local histories online and consists of local histories that have been published or reproduced in print previously.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - University of Alberta Libraries
This site contains books, newspapers, images and other materials related to the development of the Prairies.
British Columbia Archives
The home page of the British Columbia Archives provides access to a number of full text documents, online images and maps.
Colonial Despatches (University of Victoria)
The colonial despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia
A source of BC information on the Internet. The EBC will also host, through a series of interactive forums, an interchange of stories, ideas and facts about BC.
Living Landscapes - Royal BC Museum
This site features the Thompson-Okanagan, the Columbia Basin and the Upper Fraser Basin projects that deal with the human and natural history of these regions. Click on the regions to get detailed information and resources related to the various projects. The Thompson-Okanagan project contains links to the Okanagan History Index .
The West Beyond the West
British Columbia Historical Federation Canadian Historical Association
Contains materials about British Columbia history, heritage and culture.
Use the advanced search feature to search for full text Canadian theses.