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Research Guides

History Research

Comprehensive guide to research resources in History at the University of Toronto, with a particular emphasis on primary sources. For beginning to advanced researchers.


Idle No More movement poster.


See the Image and Visual Resource Collections guide for a comprehensive links to image and visual resource databases. A few major resources are listed below.

Oral History

Oral history may be in manuscript, print, microform, audio, or video format. It may be identified through a variety of tools throughout this guide, using relevant keywords.

For example, to find oral histories in the library catalogue, use keywords such as the following with your subject:

oral history

oral histories



You may then limit your results to 'online' or to a given 'format,' using the side menu. 


Thanks to Whitney Kemble for selected audio resources.