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A to Z World Travel

The world is full of awe-inspiring places, and A to Z World Travel™ can help you reach them. For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, A to Z World Travel™ is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 67 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, A to Z World Travel™ provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

Atlas of Alberta Railways

A fascinating graphic approach to the history of railroading in Alberta. Includes maps,  photos, illustrations, charts, graphs, etc.

Atlas of Canada

A key source of geographic information the Atlas provides a selection of interactive and historical maps and geographical data available for reference or downloading.

Canadian Encyclopedia
A multimedia tool and encyclopedia on Canadian history and culture.

Canadiana Online

The Government Publications collection includes over 1.7 million pages of historical pre-1920 colonial, provincial and federal government documents.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Provides authoritative biographical information on Canada's historical figures. The first phase presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan

The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan is an educational resource for students, teachers, researchers and all who wish to learn about the people, places and events that have shaped Saskatchewan's legacy to Canada and the world. It is our hope that, as a permanent record of achievements, the Encyclopedia will increase awareness and understanding of the region's rich cultural and natural heritage and serve as a fitting and timely vehicle through which to encourage readers to reflect not only on the province's accomplishments, but on the wealth of opportunities and advantages afforded to Saskatchewan residents.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

The settling of vast areas of the world by Europeans has left a particular and lasting influence on history. Frontier Life captures the experiences of people living on the edge of European settlement across the frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitised primary source materials, it documents the relationships and interaction between new arrivals and indigenous peoples, and the results of these encounters.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 174 Country Guides of 119 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.

Héritage

The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.

Peel's Prairie Provinces

Dedicated to assisting researchers of all types in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies. Contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the