Authoritative research guides to essential literature in subjects across the humanities and social sciences.
Perfect for students exploring new subjects, it provides a list of key works to consult.
Now includes Atlantic History, you may wish to filter your results to this section to get more focused entries.
A selection of research guides follows.
These sources will provide background information on the time periods and events related to your topic. This information may help you identify primary sources or the individuals to research for primary sources.
"From the Norse to Nunavut, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History provides an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the significant events, issues, institutions, places, and people that have shaped Canada from earliest times to the present."
Provides authoritative biographical information about significant figures of Canada's past, including both detailed articles on Canada's major historical figures, and short articles on minor personages who have hitherto found no place in reference works or general histories.
References to consult may be listed to help you find primary sources.
The Oxford English Dictionary is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. The OED covers words from across the English-speaking world, from North America to South Africa, from Australia and New Zealand to the Caribbean.