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Reference materials are an excellent way to gather background information on your subject areas and to acquaint yourself with a particular topic. Click on the links below to discover some of the reference materials available relating to Canadian History.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Dictionaries are a great resource to use in order to familiarize yourself with general subject terms or to gain a better understanding of a term's meaning and proper use. Listed below is a selection of the dictionaries related to Canadian History that we possess.
Encyclopedias are a great way to begin the research process and an easy way to locate quick facts and figures. Use encyclopedias as a means of introducing yourself to a topic before you begin the research process.
The Canadian Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and authoritative general reference work ever produced in Canada. It contains more than 8 million words in English and French in some 20 000 articles written by expert contributors from every part of Canada.
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