Canadian History Resources
Canadian Encyclopedia: More than 35,000 entries in English and French on important Canadian places, people, events, and things.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography: Authoritative biographical information for notable Canadians and other historical figures who are part of Canada's past. Detailed biographies of major figures complete with extensive bibliographical references, and short biographies of many lesser known figures. Topical searches can be performed on the entire contents.
Over 80,000 rare books, magazines and government publications from the 1600s to the 1940s.
Assembled from hundreds of primary sources, this project documents the relationships among peoples from 1534 to 1850. The collection presents the perspectives of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, officials, and others. It includes works by American Indians, Canadian First Peoples, and many European groups. The collection includes nearly 1,000 prints, drawings, paintings, maps, bibliographies, letters, photographs, and original facsimile pages.
Access to Library and Archives Canada's collections of Canadian art, maps, government documents, and more.
Over 100,000 pages of material, including Ellis Island Oral Histories, audio files, scrapbooks, previously unpublished diaries (some translations), autobiographies, oral histories, political cartoons and more. The project begins around 1840 and extends to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1890 to 1920, and represents many countries and groups. In selected cases, audio files will let users hear the actual voices of the immigrants.
Over 100,000 pages of personal stories; many previously unpublished, rare, or hard to find. The collection presents Indian and Canadian First People experiences from their own point of view. Includes photographs and oral histories presented in audio and transcript form. Images include photographs from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Edward Curtis, and many rare collections. Also included is a detailed timeline of Indian events, cross-referenced by region and tribe, to further aid in contextual placement.
A full-text database recording the immediate experiences of 1,325 women and 150,000 pages of diaries and letters.
An online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items.