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Literature
See also: Arts

Literature sub-headings: General literature; Folk literature

General literature

Canada's Early Women Writers - a Biographical Database
Free to access database, compiled by Simon Fraser University Library. Contains biographical and publication information for more than 470 women who lived in Canada or wrote about Canada, and authored an English-language book or pamphlet of fiction or poetry that was published before 1940.
http://www.lib.sfu.ca/researchtools/databases/dbofdb.htm?DatabaseID=424
Associated heading: Women, Biography

Canadian Literature Archive
A project of the English Department of the University of Manitoba. The archive aims to electronically reprint out-of-print (and out-of-copyright) Canadian works. The site also provides bibliographies and short biographies of Canadian authors.
http://www.umanitoba.ca/canlit/

Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review
The website contains a complete table of contents for all issues (starting in 1959). The resources section is a useful list for Canadian literature, with an emphasis on Anglophone literature.
http://www.canlit.ca/

Canadian Poetry
Access to bibliographies, biographical data, and selected poems. There are links also to Poetry magazines, information about literary awards, events and poetry courses. Site maintained by the University of Toronto Library.
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/index.html

Canadian Poetry Archive
A selection of full-text poems in the public domain from over 100 English- and French-language Canadian poets.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/canvers/index-e.html

Canadian Studies: A Guide to the Sources
An online and updated bibliographic essay, first compiled by John D Blackwell and Laurie C C Stanley-Blackwell. Works cited include books, journals, and electronic and web resources.
http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/blackwell.html
Associated headings: Canadian studies on the web, History

Canadiana at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
The Thomas Fisher Library houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Toronto. These pages provide a description and point of entry into the library's extensive literary and mauscript holdings on Canadiana.
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/fisher/collections/canadiana.html
Associated heading: Archives

CanLinks
A subject-structured directory of resources for Canadian studies. The site originated from lists of resources for the study of Canadian literature, and this remains a strong focus of the site.
http://lucking.net/canlinks/canlinks.htm
Associated heading: Canadian studies on the web

Centre for Research on French Canadian Culture - University of Ottowa
The centre supports research in literature and other humanities and social sciences. The website includes guides to the Centre's archive collections, and links to their publications.
http://www.crccf.uottawa.ca/
Associated heading: Francophone Canada

League of Canadian Poets
'The League of Canadian Poets, a non-profit arts service organization, is the national association of professional publishing and performing poets in Canada. Its purpose is to enhance the status of poets and nurture a professional poetic community to facilitate the teaching of Canadian poetry at all levels of education and to develop the audience for poetry by encouraging publication, performance and recognition of Canadian poetry nationally and internationally.' The website offers practical advice, an events listing, and a "find a poet" service.
http://www.poets.ca/

Literary Archives: A Guide to the Literary Fonds at the National Library of Canada
An introduction, list and guide to the literary manuscript holdings as part of Collections Canda at the National Library.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/literaryarchives/index-e.html

Associated heading: Archives

Literature at Library and Archives Canada
A selection of literary resources available at Library and Archives Canada. Includes a detailed guide to the archive of literary fonds (manuscripts) at the Library.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/literature/index-e.html

Northwest Passages - Canadian Literature Online
Canadian literature information portal and book dealer.
http://www.nwpassages.com/links.asp


Folk literature
See also: Aborginal peoples

British Columbia Folklore Society
Headings include "What is folklore" and examples of British Coumbia folklore. The links section (follow "Website Index") includes many societies and resources, with an emphasis on the West Coast of Canada.
http://www.folklore.bc.ca/

Folklore Studies Association of Canada
An educational non-profit association, dedicated to promoting research and education in folklore studies. The website includes details of events and calls for papers, and contents (and some abstracts) of the Association's Bulletin and yearly journal (Ethnologies). The Other Links section includes relevant journals, societies and university departments.
http://www.celat.ulaval.ca/acef/

Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive
An introduction to the folk songs, folk tales and narratives, and folk music of Newfoundland and Labrador.
http://www.mun.ca/folklore/munfla/

Nova Scotia Archives - Helen Creighton
Archival descriptions, and digitised resources, from the collections held at Nova Scotia Archives. Helen Creighton (1899-1989) was one of the two great seminal collectors of folk songs and folk music in Canada.
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/creighton/


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