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Below is a list of various resources, including UO courses with significant Canadian content, informative links, and library acquisitions.


UO courses with significant Canadian content:


ANTH 320: Native North Americans
ANTH 442/542: Northwest Coast Archaeology
ANTH 443/543: North American Archaeology


ENG 326: Western American Literature


GEOG 208: Geography of the U.S. and Canada
GEOG 442/542: Urban Geography
GEOG 470/570: Advanced Geography of European-American Regions: Canada


J 610: International Journalism


LAW 671: International Law
LAW 677: Law of the Sea

Planning, Public Policy, and Management

PPPM 471-571: City Management


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Helpful Links

Canada' Digital Collections

National Gallery of Canada's Bulletins

Canadian Council on Archives / Archives Canada Virtual Exhibits

A Feast for the Eyes: Food in Archives

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions

Early Canadiana Online

Canadian Museum of Civilization -- Online Resources for Canadian Heritage

Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Digital Initiatives


Simon Fraser University Electronic Document Centre

Statistics Canada

Government of Canada

Strategis: Canada's Business and Consumer Site

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia


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Selected UO Library Acquisitions:

Sacred lands : aboriginal world views, claims, and conflicts. Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, c1998. (KNIGHT E98.L3 S32 1998)

The Canadian encyclopedia : year 2000 edition. McClelland & Stewart, c1999. (KNIGHT REF F1006 .C35 1999

The public sector in Canada : programs, finance, and policy. Thompson Educational Pub., 1999. (KNIGHT HC115 .S885 1999)

The Canadian 100 : the 100 most influential Canadians of the twentieth century. Little, Brown (Canada), c1997. ( KNIGHT F1034.3.A2 R38 1997)

A military history of Canada (4th ed.). McClelland & Stewart, c1999. (KNIGHT F1028 .M67 1999).

The mountie from dime novel to Disney. Between The Lines, c1998. (KNIGHT HV8157 .D39 1998)

Time to say goodbye : the case for getting Quebec out of Canada. McClelland & Stewart, c1999. (KNIGHT F1034.2 .S365 1999)

Pioneers in Canada. Laurier Books, 1997. (KNIGHT F1032 .J64 1997)

The dynamics of native politics : the Alberta Metis experience. Purich Pub., c1998. (E99.M47 S29 1998)

Pre-1900 Canadian periodicals : catalogue. Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1998. (KNIGHT Z6954.C2 P72 1998)



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Canadian Digital Collections

Libraries & Archives Canada ( has several collections of digitized material. Visit:

The Electronic Collection:
Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Canadian Poetry Archive
Indian Affairs annual reports
War diaries of the First World War (formerly the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions) continues to digitize monographs published in Canada or about Canada from its beginnings to the early 20th century, and has now digitized 15,307 volumes. About one-third of the collection is freely available without a subscription.

Artefacts Canada - Humanities is a database of object records that includes images from museums across the country. It includes records for items from the decorative arts, fine arts, ethnology, and history. Its counterpart Artefacts Canada - Natural Sciences - is a database of approximately 1 million specimen records representing more than 28,000 different species based on the collections information provided by contributing museums.

There have also been efforts by the provinces to digitize content. The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP) is an ongoing, not-for-profit endeavor that includes newspapers back to 1885, books about local communities, legal documents, historic photographs, and much more.

Similarly, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has also digitized much content, including the Almanac de Québec, the Canadian Illustrated News, L’Opinion publique, and the Quebec Chronicle. From their home page, select Ressources en ligne.

CBC Archives/Archives Radio-Canada has an excellent growing collection of radio & tv clips on a variety of topics.

Scroll to the bottom of the CBC website ( to visit Diversions, which every week features editorial cartoons from across the country.

Allouette Canada is a digitization alliance project formed at the beginning of 2006 by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (or CARL). Allouette Canada aims to act as an aggregator, bringing together disparate digitization efforts from around Canada into a single online location.

Their demonstration site may be viewed at:

CARL has also started the CARL Institutional Repositories Pilot Project, a Canadian initiative to implement institutional repositories at several Canadian research libraries so as to ensure that Canadian institutions remain at the leading edge of innovation in scholarly publishing. The CARL Harvester collects metadata from ten institutional and electronic theses repositories from across the country using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and provides a search interface to the aggregated records.

Finally, although not full-text, those new to Canadian Studies may find it useful to browse the ICCS' two online databases - the database of Foreign Canadiana (titles published outside of Canada) and the database of Core Canadiana (guidance in developing a core Canadiana collection).



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Random Resources

Parks Canada:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
Assembly of First Nations:
Republic of Cascadia: (link to Canadian news and newspaper websites):
Canada Language Council:
Francophone news:
Canadian National Railroad:
Canada Day Celebrations in the United States:
The Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada:
Canadian Geographic:
Climate Change in Canada:
Canadian Council for the Arts:



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