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Use this guide to begin your research or book an appointment with Martha Attridge Bufton (email@example.com), your subject specialist. Martha can help you find the research materials you need to complete your assignments and papers.
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Dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks are a good place to start. They provide short definitions and introductions to key concepts.
Here are some library books related to Canadian studies:
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The first three databases significant Canadian content (America History and Life contains citations and abstracts to articles from journals in all areas of Canadian and U.S. history). In addition, Canadan Newsstand Complete indexes newspapers from across the country.
You can also consult the Centre for the North which produces research publications.
Click on "Databases" for other databases to find more articles related to your topic.
Canadian Studies professors recommend the following journals. Some are available only in print; others are available in print and electronic format.
If your research has an historical component, you may want to consult the following archives for primary and secondary sources:
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has a collection comprised of materials in all media (e.g., books, maps, films and music) from across the country, as well as records and publications of Canadian interest from outside the country. Special collections include:
Carleton University Archives and Research Collections (ARC)
ARC has rare books related to Canada such as:
Special collections include:
You can find data files from the humanities and social sciences as well as other data-related services at the Carleton University library's Data Centre.
To find government policies, check the following:
In addition, here is a short list of Canadian federal departments and agencies:
Federal responsibilities include making laws "for the peace, order and good government of Canada,” except for those assigned to the provincial governments including:
The Maps, Data and Government Information (MADGIC) section of the library offers online and print maps on a variety of topics including:
Atlas of Canada (online)
The Canadian Communities Atlas Project (GeoConnections)
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collections include:
National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada's online screening room allows you to watch hundreds of films free online documentaries, animated and alternatiave drama films.
Carleton University film collection
Our collection contains many films related to Canada including:
Copies of the most recent versions of the major academic style manuals (e.g., APA, MLA, Turabian) are available at the Research Help Desk (2nd floor, MacOdrum Library).
Guides to citing online materials