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Canadian History

Finding Books

To find books in our collection, search QCAT Library Catalogue by author, title, subject headings, or keyword.

To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:

macdonald john

To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:

macdonald john

To find books on a topic, use a keyword search if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic.

prohibition and canada

Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings.

prohibition--canada--history
liquor laws--canada--history
temperance--canada--history

Examples of subject headings relating to Canadian history:

Canada--History--To 1763 (New France)
Canada--History--War of 1812
Canada--Foreign relations--1945-
Canada--Politics and government--1867-1896
Depressions--1929--Canada
Indians of North America--British Columbia
Iroquois Indians
Kingston, Ont.--Social life and customs
Quebec (Province)--History--October crises, 1970
World War, 1914-1918--Canada
Women--Canada--History

To find bibliographies on a topic, look for the subdivision bibliography following a subject heading.

canada--history--1867--bibliography

To find primary sources in the library, look for the subdivision sources following a subject heading.

canada--history--1763-1867--sources