Liberty (United Kingdom).
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 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.
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.
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.
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
- Cabinet Conclusions (summaries and verbatim minutes of federal government cabinet meetings).
- Immigration Records (names and reference data on people who arrived in Canada between 1865 and 1935).
- Mackenzie King Diaries (Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest-serving prime minister – you can access his entire diary).
- Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, 1949-51 (Massey Commission, full text).
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.
Famous 5: Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Palby, and Nellie McClung.
Human Rights Digest (Canadian Human Rights Reporter).
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).
Atlantis (Women’s Studies Journal).
A history of state funding for nonprofits in Canada including a searchable database of grants from Canadian governments to organizations. Click here.
The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.