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HIST 260: Canada from the Conquest to the Present

Finding Books ....

Look for resources by searching QCAT, the Library's catalogue to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library.  You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings.   

Subject Headings vs Keyword Searching

Subject headings allow you to search the library catalogue for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches. 

Keyword searches work best if you have multiple concepts or topics. Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books.

Subject Headings

Relevant subject headings for this course include: 
Asbestos Strike, Québec, 1949
Automobile industry and trade--United States--History
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions--United States--History
Canada. Anti-Inflation Board
Canada--Boundaries--United States
Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement (1987 December 22)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers--Employees
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation--History
Free trade--Canada
Free trade--North America
Free trade--United States
Gaspé Copper Mines Ltd.
Gaspé Copper Mines Ltd. Strike, Murdochville, Qué., 1957
Industrial relations--Québec (Province)--Murdochville
Inflation (Finance)--Canada
Labor--Canada--History--20th century
Labor mobility--Canada.
Labor mobility--United States
Labor movement—Canada--History
Labor unions—Canada--History
New Democratic Party--History
Political parties--Canada--History--20th century
Postal service—Canada-- Employees
Postal service--Labor unions--United States--History--20th century
Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada.
Sex discrimination against women--Canada
Socialism--Canada--History--20th century
Strikes and lockouts--Copper mining--Québec (Province)--Murdochville
Tariff--United States
Women labor union members--Canada
Working class--Canada--History
Working class--Political activity--Canada--History--20th century
For an overview of the historical period, try these searches:
Canada--Economic conditions--1945-1971
Canada--Intellectual life--20th century
Canada--Politics and government--1930-1935
Canada--Politics and government--1945-
Canada--Social conditions--1971-1991

Keyword Searching

If you don't know the subject heading, try a keyword search. Browse your results to find the assigned subject headings in order to find more books on your topic. You can also used subject heading terms as keywords in your searches. For example:
("labo? unions" and "working class" and canada)
Note: Truncation symbol is ? in QCAT and is used to search both labor or labour.