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History

American History

This reference material covers biographies, events and movements throughout American history.

Biography in Context

Your best source of info about the lives of famous people from ancient to modern times. Contains articles from books and magazines, videos and more. View the tutorial (Flash)

Canadian Encyclopedia

Your best source of info on Canadian topics. Use the search box to find in-depth articles from the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean's Magazine, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music, and TV and radio spots such as Historica Minutes.

Canadian Timeline

Search for great events in Canadian history in this timeline. To find out what happened on your birthday, select the month and day of your birth.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Discover the people important to Canada whose death occurred between 1000 and 1930.

Early Civilizations

Read about the people, clothing, food, culture, crafts, and history of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China.

Early Explorers

Investigate the journeys of New World explorers such as Magellan, Drake, Pizarro and Cortes.

European History

Research historical periods including the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution.

Military & Intelligence Database

Articles from magazines on topics such as history, policy, politics and weaponry with a focus on the armed forces (primarily U.S. with some world coverage).

The 20th Century

Look here for the fads and fashions of each decade in the 20th century.

War & Terrorism Collection

Articles from books and magazines on topics such as history, policy, politics and weaponry (primarily focused on U.S. interests with some world coverage).

World History

Uncover the past from ancient times to today in these online encyclopedias.

World History Collection

Articles from about 50 scholarly journals from many parts of the world.