Humanities Department Guide

Library Resources

Library books and videos pertaining to Humanities courses are located as follows:

  • 230-290 World Religions
  • 2 Political Institutions
  • 421 Writing system, phonology, phonetics
  • 423 Dictionaries
  • 425 Grammar
  • 428 Standard English usage
  • 551 Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology
  • 554-559 Earth Science by specific Continents
  • 720 Architecture
  • 759 Art History
  • 810 Canadian & American literature
  • 811 Canadian & American poetry
  • 820 English and Old English literature
  • 821 English and Old English poetry
  • 3 Shakespeare
  • 910 Geography and Travel
  • 911 Historical Geography
  • 912 Atlases and Maps
  • 917 Geography of North America
  • 930 History of the Ancient World
  • 940 History of Europe


The following services are provided by the library:

  • Open 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • 15 computers available for students
  • Photocopying
  • Printing (max 5 pages per day free)
  • Scanning
  • iPads
  • Digital Cameras
  • Project Supply Centre
  • Information and tutorial resources available on our website include: Study Smart, Taking Notes, Organization & Time Management, Critical Thinking, Writing, Science and Math help, Group Work, Presentations, How to Research, Citing Sources, In-Text Citations and more.
  • Also through the library website under You Are the Library, you will find information and tutorials on Critical Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Inquiry Learning, Using the Library, Research Methodology and 21st Century Literacies.


How to start your research assignment, go to >Research Toolkit  >Research Process

Online databases available through the library:

  • Canadian Student Research Centre
  • Canadian Points of View
  • WorldBook Student
  • WorldBook Advanced
  • Academic Search Primer
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • Canadian Literary Centre
  • Literary Reference Centre
  • Novel List
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre

*You can search by subject, or search within specific journals.

For more information on using online databases, go to >You Are The Library >Online Databases

*Suggested Websites:

*Access quality websites through the Library Catalog using Webpath Express. Go to >Research Toolkit >Worldbook Online & Webpath Express

*The Canadian Encyclopedia

*BBC History

*World Factbook

*For instruction of Taking Notes, go to   >Research Toolkit >Take Good Notes or >Taking Notes from a Reference Source

*“How to Write a History Paper”, go to >Department Guides >Social Studies

*Citing Sources:


The following is a selection of Library and Humanities collaborative projects:

Digital Portfolios

Blog Instructions

Creative Commons

Digital Citizenship Agreement

Medieval Tour Digital Story

World Religions Research Project

Research Tips World Religion

World Religions Research Project Spreadsheet

Research Tips – Use the Library Catalog to find Books & Websites

Research Guide – The Vikings

Canada’a Aboriginal People – A Critical Challenge

Choropleth Mapping

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