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Canadian Studies

This guide lists books, article databases and other resources helpful to students and faculty researching Canadian studies topics.

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Books to Get You Started

Why Reference books?

Question: What value lies in a reference work? Why should you bother to consult these books?

Answer: Reference books help create a framework around your topic. They can help guide you in asking the right questions. Reference books can help researchers become more efficient database searchers - in formulating which keywords (or search terms) to use. Scholarly reference books also contain bibliographies (!!) - a listing of some of the most respected secondary and most useful primary sources on a topic. In a nutshell.... reference books are a great way to begin your research.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and General Works

Here are some awesome books to get you started on your research topic. Please note: E-Books are restricted to current TRU students, staff and faculty.

History and Geography

Here are some awesome books to get you started on your research topic. Please note: E-Books are restricted to current TRU students, staff and faculty.

History and Geography:

Arts and Literature

Social Sciences and Business

Science and Medicine

Article Databases

What's a Database?

Article databases contain information about articles, and often include the full-text of the articles as well.

While searching our discovery service will find articles for you, databases allow you do more controlled and precise searching.

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Websites

Websites

Web Resources

Citation Guides

Common Citation Styles

Research Strategies

Research Tips

Some really great resources to consult are:

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