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.
These ebooks and encyclopedias from our collection are available for you to search. Find short articles about your topic here.
This reference material covers biographies, events and movements throughout American history.
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.
Read about the people, clothing, food, culture, crafts, and history of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China.
Research historical periods including the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution.
Look here for the fads and fashions of each decade in the 20th century.
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.
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Uncover the past from ancient times to today in these online encyclopedias.
Read articles and explore current issues from over 6,800 world news sources, dating back to 1978. Includes 147 local and Ontario newspapers such as the Waterloo Region Record (1990 - current), Cambridge Times (2013 – current), Toronto Star (1985 – current), Hamilton Spectator (1991 – current), and Guelph Mercury (1999 – current).