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

Canada


Library and Archives Canada:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/index-e.html

British Columbia Archives:
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/index.htm

Provincial Archives of Alberta:
http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/preserving/paa_2002/index.asp

Saskatchewan Archives Board:
http://www.saskarchives.com/

Archives of Manitoba:
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/index.html

Archives of Ontario:
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/

Archives nationales du Québec:
http://www.banq.qc.ca/portal/dt/accueil.jsp

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:
http://archives.gnb.ca/

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management:
http://archives.gnb.ca/

Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office:
http://www.edu.pe.ca/paro/

Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador:
http://www.therooms.ca/archives/

Northwest Territories Archives:
http://pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca/programs/archive.htm

Yukon Archives:
http://www.btc.gov.yk.ca/archives/index.html

Archives de Montréal :
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=165,114997&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

City of Calgary, Corporate Records, Archives:
http://asalive.archivesalberta.org:
8080/access/repos/rep/display/ccg

City of Edmonton Archives:
http://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca/default.aspx?cid=1

City of Regina Archives
http://www.regina.ca/content/info_services/archives/index.shtml

City of Saskatoon Archives:
http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/clerks_office/archives/archives.asp

City of St. John’s Archives:
http://www.stjohns.ca/cityservices/archives/index.jsp

City of Thunder Bay Archives and Records Centre:
http://www.thunderbay.ca/index.cfm?fuse=html&pg=310

City of Toronto Archives:
http://www.toronto.ca/archives/

City of Vancouver Archives:
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/archives/

City of Victoria Archives:
http://www.victoria.ca/archives/archives.shtml

City of Winnipeg Archives and Records Control:
http://www.winnipeg.ca/clerks/docs/archives/archives.stm

Halifax Regional Municipality Archives:
http://www.halifax.ca/archives/

Canadian Archival Information Network:
http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/index.html
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:
http://www.cdncouncilarchives.ca/directory.html

British Columbia Archival Information Network:
http://aabc.bc.ca/aabc/bcain.html

Archives Network of Alberta:
http://www.archivesalberta.org/general/database.htm

Saskatchewan/Manitoba Archival Information Network:
http://scaa.usask.ca/sain-main/

Ontario’s Archival Information Network:
http://archeion-aao.fis.utoronto.ca/

Prince Edward Island Archival Information Network:
http://www.archives.pe.ca/peiain/

United States


Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov

US National Archives and Records Administration:
http://www.archives.gov/

Listing of State Libraries:
http://www.publiclibraries.com/state_library.htm

Listing of Archives by State:
http://www.statearchivists.org/states.htm
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/what_do_we_have/other_state_archives/
http://www.cyndislist.com/lib-state.htm
http://www.ohiohistory.org/textonly/links/arch_hs.html

Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada:
http://www.hunterinformation.com/corporat.htm

Archival Sites for Women’s Studies:
http://home.gwu.edu/~mfpankin/archwss.htmhttp://home.gwu.edu/~mfpankin/archwss.htm

Archives for Research on Women and Gender – Additional Women’s Collections, University of Texas:
http://home.gwu.edu/~mfpankin/archwss.htm
Provides links to archives in all states.

United Kingdom


The National Archives:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

The British Library:
http://www.bl.uk/

Parliamentary Archives of the United Kingdom:
http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_publications_and_archives/parliamentary_archives.cfm

Archives Hub:
http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/
Gateway to the archives of the UK’s universities and colleges.

Community Archives: The National Directory of Community Archives in the UK
http://www.communityarchives.org.uk/

The Women’s Library:
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/

National Archives of Scotland:
http://www.nas.gov.uk/

National Library of Scotland:
http://www.nls.uk/

Scottish Archive Network:
http://www.scan.org.uk/

National Library of Wales:
http://www.llgc.org.uk/

Archives Network Wales:
http://www.archivesnetworkwales.info/

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland:
http://www.llgc.org.uk/

Other Directories:


University of Idaho Library, Repositories of Primary Sources (world-wide):
http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html

African Studies Libraries and Archives, Stanford University:
http://library.stanford.edu/africa/libeur.html
Also see the pages on specific countries for more archival links

Scandinavian Studies on Web:
http://www.lib.byu.edu/estu/wess/scan/hist.html
Includes links to archives in Scandinavia

UNESCO Archives Portal:
http://www.unesco.org/cgi-bin/webworld/portal_archives/cgi/page.cgi?d=1

International Council on Archives Membership Directory:
http://www.ica.org/members.php?plangue=eng

Directory of Archives in Australia:
http://www.archivists.org.au/directory/asa_dir.htm

Digital Collections


Canadian Initiative on Digital Libraries:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/icbn/040021-802-e.html#aus
Directory of websites with digital archival material in Canada and internationally.

Inventory of Canada’s Digital Initiatives:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/initiatives/index-e.html

Canada’s Digital Collection:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/

University of Washington Library, Sources for Canadian History:
http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/tm/canada.html

Ontario History Quest Digital Collections:
http://ohqdigit.tpl.toronto.on.ca/

Internet Modern History Sourcebook:
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html
Includes links to the Medieval and Ancient Sourcebooks.

Primary Sources on the Web, UC Berkeley:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/PrimarySourcesOnTheWeb.html

British Columbia International Digital Library:
http://bcdlib.tc.ca/guides.html
Includes a listing of digital collections in Canada and internationally


Historical Associations and Discussion Groups

Canada


Canada's National History Society:
http://www.historysociety.ca

Canadian Historical Association:
http://www.cha-shc.ca

Canadian Committee on History and Computing:
http://www.cha-shc.ca/cchc-cchi

Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality:
http://www.cha-shc.ca/cchs

Canadian Committee on Labour History:
http://www.mun.ca/cclh

Canadian Committee on Women's History:
http://www.cha-shc.ca/ccwh-cchf

Canadian Oral History Association:
http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/oral-history

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies:
http://www.c18.org/scedhs-csecs/index.html

Canadian Catholic Historical Association:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/colleges/st_pauls/ccha/ccha.html

Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française:
http://www.cam.org/~ihaf

United States and United Kingdom


American Historical Association:
http://www.historians.org/

Oral History Association:
http://www.dickinson.edu/oha/

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic:
http://www.shear.org

Western Association of American Historians:
http://www.wawh.org/

Co-ordinating Council for Women in History:
http://www.theccwh.org/officers.htm

Committee on Lesbian and Gay History:
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/clgh/

National Council on Public History:
http://www.ncph.org

Organization of American Historians:
http://www.oah.org/

The Historical Association:
http://www.history.org.uk/

International Associations


International Federation for Research on Women’s History:
www.ifrwh.com

International Council for Canadian Studies:
http://www.iccs-ciec.ca

Association for Canadian Studies:
http://www.acs-aec.ca/e_home.html

Discussion Groups


H-Net – Humanities and Social Sciences Online
http://www.h-net.msu.edu


Aboriginal Canada Portal:
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/

Acadie.Net [an Acadian resource index]:
http://www.acadie.net/

BC History Links:
http://www.victoria.tc.ca/Resources/bchistory.html

British Columbia History Portal:
http://bchistoryportal.tc.ca/index.php

Canadian Heritage Information Network:
http://www.chin.gc.ca

Canadian History:
An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources on the History of Canada:
http://www.academicinfo.net/canhist.html

Canadian Labour History Bibliography:
http://www.library.mun.ca/qeii/labour/index.php

Canadian Learned Journals Online:
http://calj.icaap.org/members.html

Canadian Library Gateway:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/gateway/index-e.html

Canadian Military History Gateway:
http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/html/default-en.asp

Canadian Museum of Civilization:
http://www.civilization.ca/

Canadian Museum of Civilization – Online Resources for Canadian Heritage:
http://www.civilization.ca/orch/www00_e.html

Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies:
http://www.stmarys.ca/administration/gorsebrook/welcome.htm

Histor!ca:
http://www.histori.ca

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre:
http://www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/

The Atlantic Canada Portal:
http://atlanticportal.hil.unb.ca

The National Atlas of Canada Online:
http://atlas.gc.ca/