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Canadian Studies

Resources for research and inquiry including; scholarly articles, databases, news, maps, government data and more

Key Resources

Looking to start your research, but are unsure where to begin? On this page you'll find some of the library's recommended sources that focus on Canadian scholarly material, periodicals and books . It should be noted that this is a limited list and since Canadian Studies examines Canadian culture and society from a variety of disciplines, its can be helpful to check out other research guides depending on your research topic or context (e.g. for medical issues in Canada, look in the Health Sciences or Nursing guides).

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly articles are commonly required as part of university-level assignments. This is because scholarly articles are written by scholars or experts and have been approved by other experts in the field through a rigorous review processes such as peer-review. Scholarly articles are not without flaws, but their publication process includes many steps for verifying facts, reducing bias, and identifying conflicts of interest. 



Find Scholarly Articles:

Tip: Many databases house a variety of information sources (not just scholarly articles). If you want to only see scholarly articles in your results, look for a way to limit to "peer-reviewed" or "academic articles" or another similar option to take out any results that are not scholarly articles. These options can usually be found in the advanced search section of a databases or in within the limiter options on the side of the results list.