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Early Canadiana Online

Early Canadian PeriodicalsEarly Canadian Periodicals

The collection contains digitized pre-1920 Canadian periodicals. It includes titles on a wide range of topics pertaining to agriculture, religion, medicine and health, as well as popular publications. These early periodicals offer a remarkable record of the development of thought and opinion on diverse issues of the nation in its formative years and even bring online the first magazine published in Canada, The Nova Scotia Magazine (1789-1792). Many of Canada's initial prominent poets, novelists, scientists and great minds were first known through their works published in periodicals.

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Early Official Publications


Early Official Publications

Early Official Publications includes over 2 million digitized pages of historical pre-1901 colonial and federal government documents, including the Journals and Appendices of all the elected houses and assemblies for colonies that make up present-day Canada. The collection also includes government acts, bills, committee reports, court rules, debates, journals, ordinances, a selection of official publications from France and Great Britain, sessional papers, regulations, royal commission reports, and treaties.

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Women's History

Women's History
Includes the early published writings of Canadian women authors, as well as Canadian publications written about women or women's issues. The collection covers many genres, including memoirs, diaries and collected letters, drama, exploration and travellers' accounts, printed ephemera, political pamphlets, and much more. Comprised of books published from 1677 to 1900, and from a variety of countries (Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States).

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Early Governors General of Canada
Early Governors General of Canada

This collection consists of publications focused on the lives of the early Governors General of Canada.

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Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company

Details the rich history of the Hudson's Bay Company, one of the oldest and still-active companies in the world.

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Jesuit Relations
Jesuit Relations

The Jesuit Relations is a 73-volume set of books, 22,500 pages, in the original Italian, Latin and French with commentary and translation into English by Reuben Thwaites (1853-1913). Most of the Relations are annual missionary reports written between 1632 and 1678 by the Jesuits in New France for their superiors in France. Through their Relations, the Jesuits provide details of colonial life during the French regime in Canada.

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Health and Medicine
Health and medicine

This collection consists of periodicals relating to the field of health and medicine. From Journal de médecine de Québec / The Quebec medical journal (1826-27) to the Maritime Medical News (1881-1910), the collection covers almost 100 years of medical thought, news, practice and research in Canada, with a focus on public health, human anatomy, promotion of health, pharmacology, diet, physical fitness, dentistry, surgery, obstetrics, childbirth, paediatrics, and more.

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English Canadian LIterature


English Canadian Literature

Collected within are thousands of Canadian works of fiction written in English: drama, songs, and poetry, as well as biography, travel literature and exploration accounts. Comprised of books published from 1697 to c. 1940, and from a variety of countries (Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland).

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History of French Canada


History of French Canada

French-language books, published from 1575 to the early 20th century, relating to the history of French settlement and French culture in Canada. Topics include the discovery and exploration of Canada; religious works, including those of the Jesuits; the history of Acadia and First Nations; French Canadian songs and poems; education; biographies; geography; politics; and aw, social life and customs.

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Native Studies
Aboriginal Studies

These titles relate to the history and culture of Canada’s aboriginal peoples. The collection features titles in a variety of languages (Micmac, Iroquois, Mohawk, Chipewyan, Nootka, Chinook, Ojibwa, etc.). Here you will find writings on: customs, folklore, spirituality, history, languages, treaties, battles, biographies, relations with the government, cultural assimilation, education, etc.

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Héritage



Heritage

Roughly 40 million pages from some of Canada's most popular archival collections. Chronicles the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s. A free and unique resource for historians, students, and genealogists.

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Canadiana Discovery Portal



Canadiana Discovery Portal

Cataloging information for 60 million documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching.

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