Follow the topic searches linked below for books and articles in MRU's LibrarySearch. Refine results using the search filters provided e.g., creation date, subject etc, or by adding additional search terms.
Browse brief encyclopedia articles for sub-issues and basic facts related to Canadian topics. Look also for useful bibliographies.
There's an APP for evaluating information:
A: What authority does the author have on the topic ? What qualifications do they have? Who is the audience?
P - What process did the information go through? Is it based on research? What publication process - peer-reviewed or only spell-check?
P - What is the purpose of the information? To inform or educate? To persuade? To sell you something? To entertain?
Briefly skim the following sources. Which one(s) do you think are scholarly? Why?
Build your vocabulary: As you browse possible sources, read book/chapter and article titles carefully to help improve your search vocabulary and narrow your topic. The larger and more flexible your search vocabulary, the more successful you will be.
Use keywords and short phrases: never use sentences or sentence fragments. Choose keywords that are vital to your topic. Use terms an expert would use, avoiding slang. Your course outline offers some good starting points.
Don't settle for the first results you find: the most relevant results aren't always on the top of the list or on the first page of results. Browse through for the best sources, not the easiest ones to find.
Use the MRU LibrarySearch tool - the search box on the library homepage - to find information in all formats (books, journal articles, videos,
Legislation: An Act to Restrict and Regulate Chinese Immigration to Canada (a.k.a. Chinese Immigration Act
Government debates (also known as Hansard): Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour (Senate Committees,12th Parliament, 3rd Session)
Organizational documents: Canadian Civil Liberties Association Submission on the Temporary Measures Act
For a more exhaustive list of Canadian primary source collections, visit the Primary Sources for Canadian History tab of this research guide.