Top five Canadian library resources for Canada Day


It’s Canada Day! We thought we’d give you a taster of Canadian library resources here at the University of Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh Library has one of the largest Canadian collections in the UK.

1. Have you seen the America: History and Life database? This bibliographic database for US and Canadian history covers the history of the United States and Canada comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries and covers over 2,000 journals.

America: History and Life

2. The letter F … is where you’ll find books on Canadian history in the University of Edinburgh Main Library. That’s on Floor 2, folks. Canada starts at F1001, up to F1200 where we’re into Latin America.

Canada and the British World

3. Find e-journals like the Journal of Canadian Studies by searching the online library catalogue or e-journals web pages.

Journal of Canadian Studies

4. You can read all about it in Canadian daily newspapers The Globe and Mail and National Post – available online via newspaper database Factiva.


5. You’ll find e-books for Canadian Studies on the library catalogue – like this one, the Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature.


Need more? Have a look at the  Subject Guide to Canadian Studies – our very own one-stop shop for Canadian Studies library resources at the University of Edinburgh.

Christine Love-Rodgers – Academic Support Librarian – Social & Political Science


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