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Atlas of Canada - HistoryDiscover Canada's history through maps and facts. Maps from 1630s onwards document Canada's peoples, places, and histories.List of Topics:Historical Indian Treaties Aboriginal Peoples circa 1630, 1740 and 1823 Pre-Confederation Canada (1740 and 1823) Territorial Evolution Exploration 1497 to 1760
Canadian EncyclopediaThe online version of the Canadian Encyclopedia was launched Oct 10, 2001 by the Historica Foundation of Canada with the financial assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage. With 3500 contributors across Canada, the bilingual encyclopedia will be continually updated. Includes articles on Canadian biographies and places, history, the Arts, as well as First Nations, science and Canadian innovation.
Canadian Public Policy CollectionPrimary research and opinion publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups.
Canadian Who's WhoDocumenting the achievement of Canadians from a wide variety of occupations and professions, Canadian Who's Who records the diversity of culture in Canada. These biographies are organized alphabetically and provide detailed information on the accomplishments of notable Canadians, from coast to coast.
Canada Year Book CollectionThe annual review of major social and economic trends in Canada published by Statistics Canada. Online editions cover 1867 to 1967, and 2001 to the present. Print holdings in Main at call number HA743 11-402, with the latest five years in Reference.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineThe Dictionary of Canadian Biography, whose first volume appeared in 1966, is a joint project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval and presents the work of researchers and writers in many fields from across Canada and around the world.
Historical Atlas of CanadaThe Historical Atlas of Canada project published three
volumes which explored major themes and episodes in the history of Canada using maps, text and graphics.
Oxford Companion to Canadian HistoryThis is the essential reference title for all those interested in Canadian History. From the Norse to Nunavut, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the significant events, issues, institutions, places, and people that have shaped Canada from earliest times to the present.