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Information online

For History/Histoire:

cdn-encyc    The Canadian Encyclopedia (bilingual resource)

Dictionary of Canadian Biography (bilingual resource)

Histoire de l’Assemblée nationale (incl. biographies and election results)

For Contemporary World/Monde Contemporain:

CIA World Factbook (“provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.”)

British Broadcasting Corporation (news, country profiles)

Jeune Afrique (news, African country profiles)

United Nations Funds, Programs, and Specialized Agencies

Government of Canada (bilingual site; use search box to find info you need)

General Research:



A research Guide for Students


cpi-q   Infotrac:  a subscription database (collection) of magazine, newspaper and journal articles with a Canadian focus, dating back to the early 1980’s.  Password is the name of our athletic teams.

Google Books:  Search the latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview (in part) or read for free.  Useful for research on specialized topics.  May provide excerpts that are useful to your research, or point you in the direction of titles that you can search up at the library, or purchase.

How do you choose good online sources?  Check out this infographic and see how your sources measure up.
careerCareer Cruising   Search the database for information on careers and educational requirements.

See the librarian for the password to log in.




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