In brief

List of various online research resources available to graduate students in history. Have a link you would like to see added to this page? Found a broken link? Please contact us.

Research Links for Graduate Students in History

The lists on this page are not exhaustive. They are meant to provide a starting point for researchers.

Archives and Libraries


Library and Archives Canada:

British Columbia Archives:

Provincial Archives of Alberta:

Saskatchewan Archives Board:

Archives of Manitoba:

Archives of Ontario:

Archives nationales du Québec:

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management:

Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office:

Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Northwest Territories Archives:

Yukon Archives:

Archives de Montréal :,114997&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

City of Calgary, Corporate Records, Archives:

City of Edmonton Archives:

City of Regina Archives

City of Saskatoon Archives:

City of St. John’s Archives:

City of Thunder Bay Archives and Records Centre:

City of Toronto Archives:

City of Vancouver Archives:

City of Victoria Archives:

City of Winnipeg Archives and Records Control:

Halifax Regional Municipality Archives:

Canadian Archival Information Network:
On this website, you can search archival collections, and access a comprehensive listing of national, provincial, municipal, religious, medical, university, and other archives.

Canadian Council of Archives, Directory of Archives:

British Columbia Archival Information Network:

Archives Network of Alberta:

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Archival Information Network:

Ontario’s Archival Information Network:

Prince Edward Island Archival Information Network:

United States

Library of Congress:

US National Archives and Records Administration:

Listing of State Libraries:

Listing of Archives by State:

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada:

Archival Sites for Women’s Studies:

Archives for Research on Women and Gender – Additional Women’s Collections, University of Texas:
Provides links to archives in all states.

United Kingdom

The National Archives:

The British Library:

Parliamentary Archives of the United Kingdom:

Archives Hub:
Gateway to the archives of the UK’s universities and colleges.

Community Archives: The National Directory of Community Archives in the UK

The Women’s Library:

National Archives of Scotland:

National Library of Scotland:

Scottish Archive Network:

National Library of Wales:

Archives Network Wales:

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland:

Other Directories:

University of Idaho Library, Repositories of Primary Sources (world-wide):

African Studies Libraries and Archives, Stanford University:
Also see the pages on specific countries for more archival links

Scandinavian Studies on Web:
Includes links to archives in Scandinavia

UNESCO Archives Portal:

International Council on Archives Membership Directory:

Directory of Archives in Australia:

Digital Collections

Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries:
Directory of websites with digital archival material in Canada and internationally.

Inventory of Canada’s Digital Initiatives:

Canada’s Digital Collection:

University of Washington Library, Sources for Canadian History:

Ontario History Quest Digital Collections:

Internet Modern History Sourcebook:
Includes links to the Medieval and Ancient Sourcebooks.

Primary Sources on the Web, UC Berkeley:

British Columbia International Digital Library:
Includes a listing of digital collections in Canada and internationally

Historical Associations and Discussion Groups


Canada's National History Society:

Canadian Historical Association:

Canadian Committee on History and Computing:

Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality:

Canadian Committee on Labour History:

Canadian Committee on Women's History:

Canadian Oral History Association:

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:

Canadian Catholic Historical Association:

Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française:

United States and United Kingdom

American Historical Association:

Oral History Association:

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic:

Western Association of American Historians:

Co-ordinating Council for Women in History:

Committee on Lesbian and Gay History:

National Council on Public History:

Organization of American Historians:

The Historical Association:

International Associations

International Federation for Research on Women’s History:

International Council for Canadian Studies:

Association for Canadian Studies:

Discussion Groups

H-Net – Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Aboriginal Canada Portal:

Acadie.Net [an Acadian resource index]:

BC History Links:

British Columbia History Portal:

Canadian Heritage Information Network:

Canadian History:
An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on the History of Canada:

Canadian Labour History Bibliography:

Canadian Learned Journals Online:

Canadian Library Gateway:

Canadian Military History Gateway:

Canadian Museum of Civilization:

Canadian Museum of Civilization – Online Resources for Canadian Heritage:

Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies:


The Diefenbaker Canada Centre:

The Atlantic Canada Portal:

The National Atlas of Canada Online: