Tracking down history

At Mount Royal Look-Out, Montreal.

At Mount Royal Look-Out, Montreal,
post card, Montréal / Toronto,
Valentine and Sons' Publishing Co., circa 1910.

Do you want to know all about the history of Québec? To document the great empires? To learn about life in the Middle Ages? To understand the French Revolution? To read about World War II?

To satisfy your curiosity, consult the history collection, which includes both printed material, available on level 3 of the Grande Bibliothèque, as well as online resources, such as:

  • numerous reference works;
  • a wide variety of books, including a large number of recent releases;
  • e-books;
  • other online resources, including history databases.

Our vast collection of history works covers all historical periods as well as the events and people who marked them. 

The general reference works and the general or multidisciplinary databases are also good starting points for finding information on the topics.

Librarians are available, on site and remotely, to help you choose and use the appropriate research tools to satisfy your information needs.

A few themes and historical periods

Nouvelle-France, Québec, 1700.

New-France, Québec, 1700.
Centre d'archives de Montréal,
Bourassa family fonds (P266, S4, P122).
Engraving in SULTE, Benjamin,
Histoire des Canadiens-Français, 1608-1880,
Montréal, Wilson, 1882-1884, vol. 2, p. 48.

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