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Intermediate Senior History

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This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas. Free in schools.

Why study history

"The study of history fulfils a fundamental human desire to understand the past. It also appeals to our love of stories. Through the narrative of history, we learn about the people, events, emotions, struggles, and challenges that produced the present and that will shape the future. The study of history enables students to become critically thoughtful and informed citizens who are able to interpret and analyse historical, as well as current, issues, events, and developments, both in Canada and the world." The Ontario History Curriculum, pg. 293

Guide pages on the left (in yellow) will direct you to resources by type or format. Please contact your librarian if you have difficulty finding the right resource.

eBooks

  • ACLS Humanities E-Book – Full-text collection of over 5,400 books of high quality in the humanities and related social sciences. 
  • ProQuest Ebook Central – Ebooks from a variety of disciplines published by University Presses.
  • EBSCOhost eBook Collection – ebook titles from academic publishers and university presses from around the world.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online – ebook titles published by Oxford University Press in 20 subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
  • Scholars Portal Books – publishers including Springer, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Elsevier, Canadian publishers, government and non-governmental organizations.