Find biographies, events, timelines, images, maps and more on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Africa.
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 the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, an authoritative resource on BC past and present that features more than 4,000 articles and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
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
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.
The most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada including books, magazines and government documents from the time of the first European settlers to the first half of the 20th century.
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.