Selected Canadian Studies websites evaluated by CAN 101 students
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Art | Business | Canadian Overview | Collection of Resources | Economics
Environment | Folklore | Geography | Government | History | Law
Literature (English) | Literature (French) | Music | Native Canadians | News
Political Science | Quebec Studies | Women’s Studies
Citing websites in academic writing:
Citation Style Guides for Internet and Electronic Sources
A researcher looking for guidance citing internet and other electronic sources of material for academic writing will find this informational site useful. The author is a University of Alberta librarian who presents an organized and thorough set of relevant examples, as well as links to style guides. While the site author admits her guidelines are not the definitive standard, the site does provide a thoughtful approach to citing non-print resources and illustrates them with specific examples.
Canadian Flag Clip Art Gallery
Containing hundreds of computer graphics of the Canadian flag and related icons, the award-winning Clip Art Gallery can be used by anyone looking to supplement a website or presentation. This is a personal website published by a graduate of the University of Alberta. With numerous categories containing both animated and still images, the site is well-organized and easy to use.
Someone who is interested in Canadian art would find this marketing website useful. Created by a Calgary art marketing company, its focus is on art and artists from Canada. The site provides biographical information about the artists and pictures of their art. The artists are searchable by what province they are from, which makes browsing art pieces from multiple artists a somewhat difficult task.
For anyone who is interested in the Canadian art scene, this is a great website. It has listing for exhibitions, galleries, and openings all across Canada. The website and its corresponding magazine, Canadian Art, are owned and run by the Canadian Art Foundation, which was founded in 1991 “…to foster and support the visual arts in Canada.” The website also contains articles and reviews of several art books. If anyone is planning on taking a trip to Canada to view some art, this website is worthy of taking a look at first to get the inside scoop on the latest with Canadian art.
Canadian Business Directory
This website provides information for people to find businesses throughout Canada. Included are listings of addresses and telephone numbers for thousands of companies throughout the Canadian provinces and territories. The site allows you to browse through businesses by location or industry type, or you can search for a specific business within the large database. In addition, the Business Directory provides information on starting a company in Canada, and the website also includes resources regarding internet marketing. Any Canadian company can set up an account with the Business Directory for free.
Canada – US Relations
This website is useful for information about Canada-US relations. It has all of the top stories dealing with what is going on between the US and Canada. It is actually the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Canada. This is an offical website, so the information is credible. You may also learn about passports, visas, tousism, trade, government, defense, and much more. There is an e-mail that you can contact the bureau.
A statistally based website that allows users to easily access vital information in the Canadian world. The web designer layed out the opening page in an efficient manner, giving a search engine, links, and a variety of statistical sources,
including the daily news. Canada’s National Statistical Agency mainly profiles Canada’s business, economy, and census data.
The World Factbook
As you can see, it’s the US government’s (by way of the CIA) website on Canada.
a) The content of the website is pretty straight forward. It contains the geography, government, economy, military, and transnational issues you would expect to see in a government website. But there a couple things extra I was surprised to find. An introduction, it combines the flattery a tourism pamphlet with the harsh realities of budget cuts. And more techinalogical sections like communication and transportation.
b) One thing I really like about the website is its updated on a regular basis. It even tells you when it was last updated; no one wants their information from a website that hasn’t been updated in for while. However, something that threw me off about the website was the section on people. It gave me the cold hard facts rather then elaborating on culture and heritage.
The About Canada Publication
This website if the official site of Canadian studies at Mount Allison University. Therefore it is strictly an educational and informative site. It’s almost as if when I clicked onto the page I was transferred into the Canadian Historical Society. The information available to the user is absolutely incredible. There are links to pages addressing everything from Canada’s history to military actions to entertainment. This is truly an all-in-one website for all research projects on Canada.
In my research on the web, in finding an official website for Canada, I found the website listed above. This website falls under the Advocacy category and the Informational category because the main page has connections to information about the community, media, month, knowledge, and redness. A researcher can also feel free to look up anything on the Asian Canadian’s website. There is also a contact link, the ACMI- Asian Canadian Multimedia, Inc. For advocacy, the website does end in “.ca”, which represents that it originated from. Sponsorship is also a key to this website, with this website being sponsored by Asian Canadian Excellence (ACE) Awards (they are a corporate sponsor); to add more to this sponsorship, proof can be seen on their main webpage.
Well Known People Who Happen to be Canadian
If you ever wanted to know anything who is anybody in canada, consider this your sanctuary. If its the popular actors/actresses, athletes, musicians, and even the not so popular scientist, astronauts, and business men, they are all here. Consider this the reference capital of popular canadians. Their is a “keyword” search available, and they also refernece you to try google and movie databases if they cannot find the people for you. Suggestions and feedback are encouraged, and sent to John Terning, the site maintainer. The site is well organized and user friendly.
Information on sports including Canadian sports
Anyone looking for information on Canadian sports or even sports in general would find this site very useful. The articles are all up to date. The information generally comes from a reporter who either watched the game in the article or attended it.
That is not to say that the website doesn’t contain material not related only to the games played. Other interesting articles about players and teams can be found as well.
This website, developed by The University of Alberta seems to be the definitive source for all things pertaining to Canadian studies. The site takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and touches on topics ranging from Canadas goverment institutions to geogrpahy, art and literature. Under each heading on the homepage of the website, there are vast resources, providing everyhting from population figures to immigration statistics. There is hardly an aspect of Canadian culture not throughly exlained here, and it can easily be touted as a very reliable source for information on Canada.
Collection of Resources
After a fairly intensive exploration of this website it became clear that Repertoire 2004 would be a terrific site for any student studying a topic in Canadian studies. The site is primarily a warehouse of links to various educational and research sources for Canadian studies topics ranging in depth from geography to economy and culture. The site acts like a tree of topics with leaves off of each branch containing trustworthy sources for the aforementioned topics. Although the site itself does not contain the actual information its way of acting like a fine tuned search engine proved extremely helpful in evaluating particular Canadian studies topics.
Canadian Studies: A guide to the Sources
The web site Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources, is a very resourceful site to obtain information and knowledge about Canada. If you want to know everything about Canada’s past, to the Canadian culture, and just about everything in between, this is the site for YOU!! Whether you have to do an excited research paper over Canada, or you just want to know all their wacky stereotypes (ay!), this is a no brainer!! Go to this site for all the great sources available to you!!
The quality of information available, and the site itself are unmatched. The font, dark black letters resting on the light green background soothes the eyes for easy reading. Red hyperlinks plastered all over the site leading you to the best and most up-to-date information on the web. With site director John D. Blackwell providing the largest work cited page I’ve ever seen, you can count on getting the most accurate and unbiased information available.
This is a news related site where a researcher looking for weather related information in Canada would find this site very useful. This site is maintained by The Weather Network which is updated daily to give up-to-date events and weather related issues. The authors offer a “help” button with frequently asked questions and how to use the site guidelines. It also offers many topics related to weather for the traveler, activities, home and garden, and many more.
World Wildlife Fund – Canada
This is the Canadian homepage for the WWF, the international environmental group dedicated to conservation and protection of biodiversity, natural resources, and wildlife. The WWF maintains this site as an information resource promoting ecological advocacy and provides news about current environmental issues in Canada. The objectives of this organization are carried out through their conservation programs. Links to how the public can support environmental awareness can be found on this webpage in addition to informative resources on environmental protection.
What’s on, what’s new, and what’s hot in the city!
Perhaps a tourist or somebody with similar interests in visiting Ottawa and having a grand time would find this website outstanding. This website is maintained by the Yellow Pages Group, which is responsible for keeping an updated database of the ins and outs of major cities internationally. This database includes a list of arts and entertainment events, bars and restaurants worth noting, and a list of the cities’ services from shopping to transportation. An avid music fan might be surprised to see a list of outstanding bands playing in the city, which should peek their interest and, therefore, earn two thumbs up as a quality source of information regarding Ottawa.
This website would be useful to a wide variety of people interested in the province of Quebec. It satisfies the needs for tourists specifically through lists of activities such as dog sledding, horseback riding, theatres, etc., accommodation possibilities, restaurants, and must visit places; including Quebec city, the eastern townships, and Outaouais, which is located near the river that bears the same name. The website also satisfies the needs for people who are looking to relocate to the province for a place of residence. It includes large lists of different types of housing accommodations and lists of businesses broken down into the services provided. Lastly, this particular website provides useful information regarding the purchase transportation. Everything is included from water vehicles to cars and can be searched by price, brand, or model. The quality of this website is superb and easily navigable. The one down side, is that in some spots English is a rarity making it difficult for those who are not fluent in French. The developer of this site seems very confident in the fact that all the information posted is accurate and that it will provide positive assistance to those seeking to spend time in Quebec.
Ottawa.com is a buisness/marketing site, promoting business and tourism in Ottawa. This site is addressing business, tourism, and living in Ottawa. It has links to sites that might help you get a house, find a school to study at, or how to start a business. It also has general information about these topics. It would be helpful to someone who wants to find something out about businesses, tourism, or general living in Ottawa.
Exploring Nunavut and Travel Information
A tourist wanting accurate and helpful information will appreciate this website. Murray Lundberg, the author, is a graduate of Yukon University. Lundberg is a historian, tour guide, and writer in the Yukon Territory. He included links to lodging and tours in Nunavut for visitors, history and nature information, as well as articles people have written about the land and surrounding territory. The site offers the reader an correct view of Nunavut and explains in great detail.
TravelCanada.ca Discover Our True Nature
A tourist looking for information about Canada would find this marketing website very helpful. It is the official site of the Canadian Tourism Commision. The site is easily searchable by use of its navigation menu; which provides links to various places to visit, attractions, and events taking place. The website also has quite a bit of historical information about Canada as well as an interactive map.
The Atlas of Canada
This is an amazing website. It is definitely an informational and educational website. There are volumes of information with every click. The different thing about this site is that it teaches by using maps. It’s very unique in the method of teaching but very effective. There are many different categories of information from economics to geography to history. This is, overall, a very helpful and informative site.
Travel Guide for Canada
This website contains very extensive archive of maps for the country of Canada. The maps are detailed enough to be very useful. The site also offers free tour guides to Canada. It is basically a site to be used if you were planning a trip to Canada.
There are also photos of the nature of Canada and of Hotels that can be found in Canada. There is no specific date displayed on the site. It is only copyrighted in the year 2005.
Canadian Justice System
On this website from the Canadian Government, you will be able to find out anything and everything you want to know about the intricacies of the Canadian Justice System, from the Legislative process to International Cooperation. Great for students of any age researching legalities involving Canada ; also great for kids as it has a youth section too.
Government of Nunavut
This website outlines the basic principles of the Canadian province Nunavut. The website offers the history of the province and the plans for its future. The website also provided statistics about employment, population, and government. I find this source to be reliable because it is a Canadian government website and it is set out there to inform the public.
This site seems to be helpful is researching Canadain Government, Busniess and Geography. You can also find latest news events, reports, weather and media. The Public Works and Government Services of Canada maintain the site and seem to update it recently. The Public Works Department created this site in hopes to keep information about the gonvernment avaliable for those intrested. Yet there’s more then just government covered in this site.
CPAC, Canada’s Political Channel
This website offers news on Canadian politics including live streaming video of Question Period in the House of Commons which can be lively at times. There are also links to archived interviews with political figures and a host of other political news programs. The website can be viewed in either French or English. Additionally, when watching Question Period the viewer can choose from English, French, or Floor Audio. The latter selection allows you to fully experience the bilingual nature of official Canada.
The North American Free Trade Agreement
This Website is perfect for those who need information on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. The Website gives information for the text of this document, as well as dispute settlements regulations on tariffs, and other items of interest. While the Website did not appear to have an author, there is accurate information and continuous updates, a French version of the entire site, along with a link to the Canada, which would suggest this might suggest this might be a government-affiliated Website. With links to additional related sites, this is certainly beneficial if you need info on NAFTA.
Canadian Constitutional Documents
This unofficial website contains a vast listing of Canadian legal documents intended for personal reference. Links to reprinted documents of the Constitution Acts and other government documents can be found here in their entirety. This website is personally maintained by the author as a general public reference for awareness of Canadian government and laws.
This website is very professionally constructed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation for the rapid location of historical information including, but not limited to early Canadian history. The website includes links to textbook style writings that go into great detail concerning their subject matter. This site doesn’t stop with Canadian history, people who visit this site will also find links to information about mysteries of ancient Egypt and Maya, as well as information pertaining to the dead sea scrolls. Another helpful piece of information is that the date in which the site was created and last updated can be easily located at the bottom of the window. The site map reveals that links to different museums are present so as to broaden the search area for more valuable information for those possibly researching reports. I find this site to be extremely helpful, especially when the time for research approaches. It is constructed to be easily searched through and to be very reliably informative.
Canadian Genealogy and History Links
The information on this Website is very impressive. The author, Jessica Veinot, did not write this material, and while she does not say much about herself, all of the materials are linked to other credible sites, such as national museums and college professors. The links range from an adoption agency to professors’ historical writings of the Canadian provinces to even cemetary records in the provinces. In all, this Website is a hub for those who need information on just about any historical detail of Canada.
This website consists of a full text of English works of literature. The list holds book from fiction, non-fiction, classics, scientific works, etc. This site is held and run by enthusiasts instead of librarians, professional at that but in their explanations, they are in the progress of updating and expanding for the up and coming future. Lying under the category of Advocacy for websites, this website is sponsored through knowledge.com; looking at the main webpage, the researcher will find offerings of “things” for sale mainly through advertisements given by Google. The Information category also holds the website given above under it. This website mentions on its main page that it wishes for the researchers opinion on their site so they can further add more books to their collection as well as explaining how they are working on a new technology that will eventually, in the future, make updating easier and quicker. This website originated with in the States.
Jam! Music is a good site for anybody doing research on music in Canada from 1950 onward. It also has links to other Jam! sites that have to do with things like Movies, Television, and Books from Canada.
Native Canadians/First Nations
Tutorial: The Peopling of Canada 1892-1921
Someone looking for information regarding one of the main periods of Canadian migration will enjoy this website. There are two authors, and a vast array of contributors to this University article, which presents a detailed and interesting timeline of the movement of people to, and between, Canadian regions during 1891, and 1921. The article states they had made every intention to keep the information of highest integrity, but also allow outside readers to inform them on omissions and errors.
Well known People Who Happen to be Canadian
This is wonderful database for anyone interested in famous Canadians. It is a simple website with a main page containing hyperlinks directing the viewer from a celebrity title (actor, actress, athlete, etc.) to a list of well-known Canadians under that title, with a short biography on each. There is one primary author, who gives credit to many contributors for the information in the site. It is a simple and entertaining site with direct, and quick access to the biographies.
This website is devoted to supplying the public with current news from the Ontario area in Canada, as well as world news from around the globe. The site offers many different topics of interest for a reader to explore, including horoscopes, special reports, sports, and arts and entertainment. The site features articles that are found in the actual Toronto Star newspaper. The site is an excellent resource for current events in the Ontario area, providing a reader with an abundant supply of information from traffic reports to local business news.
Canadian Woman Artists
A person doing research on woman artists in Canada will find this website very helpful. It has an A-Z list of Canadian Woman artists and the collection of work that she has done. It also shows pictures of each work of art. This is an informational website. There are many credible sorces for the information presented on the website. There is also a contact e-mail if you have any questions.