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Resources for research on human rights in Canada. See also the News section as well as Further Reading on this site.

Research Tools

Canada’s Human Rights Commitments 

Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (Census): The CCRI is a pan-Canadian, multi-disciplinary, and multi-institutional effort to develop a set of interrelated databases centred on data from the 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, and 1951 Canadian censuses. The result will be a new foundation for the study of social, economic, cultural, and political change.

Canadian Committee on Labour History.

Canadian Committee on Women’s History: A bibliography of publications on women’s history.

Canadian Families Project: The project team is studying families in Canada and has completed a national sample of the 1901 census of Canada.

Canadian Legal Information Institute: A database of statutes, regulations, and case law in Canada.

Census of Canada

Dictionary of Canadian Biography: A database containing biographical information on thousands of individuals who died before 1930.

Early Canadiana: A general resource for primary documents.

Gallup Polls, Carleton University.

Global Terrorism Database.

The Globe and Mail: A searchable database for each issue of the Toronto Globe and Mail. Please visit your university or public library catalogue to access this database.

Herbert Normal Digital Archive

Historical Statistics of Canada

Human Rights Treaties.

Legal Information Institute (United States): A rich database of statutes and case law for all levels of government in the United States.

Library and Archives Canada: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has one of the best online collections of primary documents and exhibits on Canadian history. Some of the most prominent resources include

Project Citizenship

Primary Documents in Canadian History

Simon Fraser Editorial Cartoon Collection

Statistics Canada

Supreme Court of Canada: Decisions are available online, as well as biographical data on Supreme Court of Canada justices, past and present.

University of Toronto, Bora Laskin Law Library: This section of the law library’s website provides links for research on various legal topics.

Virtual Museum of Canada: Exhibits on Canadian history, society, culture, science, and technology.

Academic Journals: History

JSTOR: Database of articles, books, reviews, and many other research tools. Individuals who are affiliated with a university or college can access these resources for free through their library’s website.

Érudit: Another major database for accessing electronic journals, Érudit is the best portal for accessing French-language journals, although it has many others, including the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.

 

Acadiensis (History of the Atlantic Region).

American Review of Canadian Studies.

Atlantis (Women’s Studies Journal).

Australian-Canadian Studies.

BC Studies.

Canada’s History Magazine.

Canadian Ethnic Studies.

Canadian Historical Review.

Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Canadian Journal of History.

Canadian Journal of Law and Society.

Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Canadian Journal of Sociology.

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

Canadian Review of American Studies.

Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.

Canadian Women Studies.

 

Feminist Studies.

Gender and History.

Histoire sociale – Social History.

Historical Methods.

Historical Studies in Education.

International Journal of Canadian Studies.

International Journal of Maritime History.

International Review of Social History.

Journal of Canadian Studies.

Journal of Historical Sociology.

Journal of Social History.

Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.

Journal of the History of Sexuality.

Journal of the West.

Labour/Le travail.

Law and History Review.

Left History.

Literary Review of Canada.

New Left Review.

Newfoundland Studies.

Ontario History.

Queen’s Quarterly.

Studies in Political Economy.

Urban History Review.

Women’s History Review.


The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.


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