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Canadian History: Primary Sources

History/Canadian Studies 183S Spring 2011


Colonial State Papers
Thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

Early Canadiana Online
Early Canadiana Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print materials

Sabin Americana
This collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's.

See also Newspapers.

Primary Sources

Finding Primary Sources in the Catalog

  • Go to Advanced Search in the online catalog
  • Under Subject Heading enter "sources," "personal narratives" or "diaries"
  • Under Keywords enter terms related to your topic 
  • Find Subject Headings related to your topic that include words such as "-diaries" or "-personal narratives"
  • Sample subject headings that are applied to primary sources (click on these in the full record to find similar items):
    • Canadian Diaries
    • Autobiography--Bibliography
    • Diaries--Women
    • Canada-History-Sources