History is a topic with broad interest that extends beyond history scholars. For this reason, you must pay particular attention to the quality and audience of the sources you will use in your research. Look for substantial sources that clearly display indicators of scholarliness:
Using history-specific research tools can often return more relevant results, more quickly.
Try America History and Life, the main journal article database for the study of Canadian history.
For Indigenous topics, try searching the Bibliography of Native North Americans. Be sure to limit to peer-reviewed.
Tips for using books:
Use the MRU LibrarySearch tool - the search box on the library homepage - to find information in all formats (books, journal articles, videos, magazines) simultaneously.