Canadian Studies

The Canadian Studies Collection is jointly funded by Fogler Library and the Canadian-American Center.

About the Collection
Fogler Library has a nationally recognized Canadian Studies collection that consists of 49,000+ print monographs, 14,106 electronic books, and 125 serial publications in the humanities and social sciences. (These figures reflect the holdings on July 1, 2016.) The collection also includes large numbers of maps, Canadian census materials and Canadian federal and provincial documents in both print and electronic formats. Nearly all of these materials are cataloged in URSUS (Fogler Library’s online catalog,) and the print materials are shelved with the regular library collections of books, periodicals, documents and microforms. The library provides a research guide to Canadian Studies that includes links to databases with Canadian content, useful Canadian websites, and more.

Early Canadiana
Early Canadiana consists of a series of collections published by Canadiana, an alliance of scholars and representatives of major memory institutions from across Canada. The collections contain over 80,000 rare books, magazines and government publications about Canada from the time of the first European settlers to the early decades of the 20th century. It is available in two formats, on microfiche and online, and each version includes some titles not covered in the other format. Individual titles in the microfiche collections all have bibliographic records in URSUS, Fogler Library’s online catalog, making them accessible through author, title, keyword, and subject searches. Early Canadiana Online offers keyword searching within the contents of its holdings.

Canadian Newspapers
Fogler Library has access to the following Canadian newspapers.

Canadian Census Materials
Fogler Library owns several forms of Canadian census materials. These include selected copies of nominal censuses (door-to-door surveys taken by census takers) in print and microform and bound versions of aggregate censuses of Canada published by the Canadian Government. See detailed list of holdings. In addition, Fogler Library has access to the database Ancestry Library, which includes searchable indexes and images for Canadian [nominal] censuses from 1825 to 1921, and selected provincial and agricultural censuses.

Dissertations and Theses on Canada

Fogler Library has over 400 master’s theses and doctoral dissertations on Canada written by University of Maine students in the social sciences and humanities. Original copies of these works are housed in the Special Collections Department of the library and are cataloged in URSUS, the University of Maine’s online catalog. In addition, most UMaine dissertations and theses written after 2000 are available in full-text electronic format in Digital Commons.

Fogler Library also offers access to theses and dissertations on Canada produced outside the university. Theses Canada provides access to theses and dissertations from Canadian universities in microfiche and electronic formats. The database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global offers full-text access to Canadian theses from universities both in and outside the United States. For further information on finding theses and dissertations at Fogler see the research guide Theses and Dissertations.

New Canadian Books