A multidisciplinary database that provides access to scholarly journals, full-text periodicals, reports, videos, and more. One of the most comprehensive or all-inclusive databases, containing the broadest range of subjects.
Subject guides and essays covering a wide range of current issues, with a Canadian focus. Provides access to topic overviews and background information, point and counterpoint arguments, and links to further reading. Also provides information about writing research papers, organizing information, evaluating information, and citing sources.
This toolkit will help familiarize you with the Census and key sources of data and other information. Shows topics covered by the 2021 Census, examples of research involving Census data, and reference tools and sources for your next research project.
Developed with First Nations University of Canada, this online course assists our college in meeting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's 94 Calls to Action. It is designed for both students and staff.
Please complete the registration form to register yourself for the online course. A copy of your response will be sent to the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation course registration team and you will be emailed a confirmation of receipt.
Learner registrations/enrollments occur weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please allow 48 hours for your registration to be added to the next batch of enrollments to occur at the next scheduled time. You will then receive an email with a link to create a password and begin the course.
You can log back into the course at https://learn.reconciliationeducation.ca/
*Note for high school instructors*: access the instructor portal via Sharepoint
A teaching and learning resource created by Indigenous educators at the First Nations University of Canada. Includes 5 lessons of 75 minutes each, which can be taught in-class, assigned as homework, or used for a combination of the two. The portal does not record individual student completion. To record grades or completion, instructors may want to ask students to screenshot or photograph their quiz results and submit the image.
America: History and Life with Full Text is the definitive research database covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. It includes hundreds of full-text history journals, plus useful features such as the ability to search by time period.
An authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press developed this innovative site to provide greater access to and discoverability of recent, key backlist, and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers. Peer-reviewed born-digital content is also published on the A&AePortal.
Rare, hard-to-find content from Canada that’s relevant to a wide range of studies including sociology, anthropology, business and economics. Find over 22,000 e-books from scholarly and independent publishers and 250,000 public policy papers from think tanks and other policy organizations.
A collection of over 1 million publications from more than 500 unique government sources. Federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal reports of research value—as well as literature from major political parties—are made discoverable in a single site.
The Canada Commons platform provides access to a few collections. Click "Modules" to select and search either Books & Documents or the Government collection.
"Curio.ca gives teachers and students streaming access to the best in educational video and audio from CBC and Radio-Canada. You'll find documentaries from television and radio, news reports and more — all available with a single subscription!" - description from curio
Covers the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. Includes peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies, and primary source documents.
The settling of vast areas of the world by Europeans has left a particular and lasting influence on history. Frontier Life captures the experiences of people living on the edge of European settlement across the frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials, it documents the relationships and interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples, and the results of these encounters: the creation of new states and trade networks, internal migration, and the marginalisation and decline of indigenous peoples.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text is the definitive full-text database covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. It includes hundreds of history journals and books, plus useful features such as the ability to search by time period.
Sourced from the National Archives (UK) and the History of Advertising Trust, British Society, 1939-1951 includes previously undigitized files from eleven government departments, with associated adverts and propaganda. It documents stories told through the eyes and words of women, children, refugees, and other groups often underrepresented in historical accounts. Covering topics including food, morale, crime, and economic hardships, the documents present voices from the top of government alongside the narratives and testimonies of ordinary citizens.
Cold War Eastern Europe, sourced exclusively from The National Archives (UK), lets us look into the workings of every country in the Eastern Bloc during the post-Stalin era, through thousands of English-language insights written in the first person by officials of the time. Read the British Foreign Office’s reporting on state leadership, party politics, protest movements, agricultural output, international trade agreements, scientific progress, minority populations, state-run media, and popular culture behind The Iron Curtain.
Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War contains British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1936 to 1953, with a focus on World War II. Sourced from the National Archives (UK) and available electronically for the first time. Explore secret intelligence files from four key 20th-century conflicts—the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the early years of the Cold War, and the Korean War.
Weimar and Nazi Germany documents an intense time of hyperinflation, political extremism, and seizures of power. It details the aftermath of World War I, recovery following the war, the Great Depression, and Hitler’s rise, providing contemporaneous accounts, documents, reports, and correspondence of how Western democracies struggled with fascism and autocracy.
Statista provides access to over 1 million statistics on over 80,000 topics, as well as industry reports, market studies and consumer surveys.
An excellent database for business students creating a marketing plan, or for any student who needs quick statistics on their topic to answer questions like:
- What's the violent crime rate in Vancouver?
- What percentage of Canadians use marijuana?
- How much plastic has been produced globally since 1950?
- How many international students studied in Canada each year between 2000-2016?