Find biographies, events, timelines, images, maps and more on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Africa.
A comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information for students, readers and scholars on Canadian people, places and events. Includes articles, biographies, timelines and more.
This full text database includes the complete available electronic backfile for most major Canadian newspapers, including The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Globe & Mail, as well as local papers such as the North Shore News.
Know BC is home to this Encyclopedia which features articles, photographs, statistics, chats and maps about BC past and present.
An online version of the 1999 reference work that covers over 115 different peoples/ethnic groups that comprise Canada’s population.
Points to the Past provides access to primary source material dating from 1450 to 2008, with access to over half a million books, digitized newspapers (The Economist, Financial Times, and more), 6.5 million manuscript pages, maps, photos, pamphlets, sermons and poems. Includes titles from the Smithsonian, publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, documents from the Slavery and Anti-Slavery Transnational Archive, treaties, state papers, declassified documents, British literary manuscripts, and more.
Available in the library and at home within BC.
Articles, biographies, diaries, speeches and more from World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. A great place to start for social studies and history assignments.
Articles, biographies, diaries, speeches and more from the First World War. A great place to start for World War I school assignments.
Articles, biographies, diaries, speeches and more from the Second World War. A great place to start for World War II school assignments.
Presents information on over 190 countries, covering topics such as banking and securities, climate, government data, demographic statistics, languages, religion, government and flags. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders and a special section on the United Nations.
On the Shelf
Understand the political system in Canada.
Find out what the integration of economic, cultural, political, and social institutions means for the world.
Learn about Canada's role in the First World War.
On the Web
Well-written and researched articles and multimedia content covering ancient history, the World Wars, and current conflicts. Also includes short biographies of major historical figures.
An ongoing work-in-progress, this website provides a database of Canadian soldiers who served in World War I, as well as timelines, articles, statistics, war diaries and letters from the front.
Search the digital collections of libraries, archives and museums from across Canada.
From the History Channel, this website includes a world timeline, "this day in history" feature, plus multimedia content from the earliest times to the present.
Articles and features from Weider History Group, the world's largest publisher of history magazines. Mainly American history content.
Archive of international primary documents (treaties, diaries, images, etc.) from World War I.