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Introduction

History helps us assess evidence and conflicting interpretations. It allows us to look back into the past and offers a storehouse of information about how people and societies behave. In short, history is the way we understand the past, live in the present, and plan for the future.


Here are a few of our newest titles

1867 : rebellion and confederation Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad The Tudors - the complete story of England's most notorious dynasty World War I : the definitive visual history

Browse our newest books and movies on these topics


These ebooks and encyclopedias from our collection are available for you to search. Find short articles about your topic here.


American History
American History

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

Canadian Encyclopedia
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.

Early Civilizations
Early Civilizations

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

European History
European History

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

Gale
Gale

Search one or more databases for articles from magazines, books and newspapers to assist in school, health, business, literary or consumer research. CPIQ database is a good source of Canadian content.

The 20th Century
The 20th Century

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

Canadian Timeline
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.

Virtual Reference Library
Virtual Reference Library

An entire reference library at your fingertips! Instantly access hundreds of eBooks and encyclopedias on virtually any subject, including business, geography, literature, history, and science. No checkout or special reader required. View the tutorial (Flash)

World History
World History

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