Canadian Studies Program Profile

 BA with a major in Canadian Studies in a 15 or 20 unit program. Canadian content courses are offered by several departments e.g. Biology ( a 1/2 credit course in Ecology), Business, Economics, English, Speech and Drama, Cultural Studies, French, History, Linguistics, Political Studies, and Sociology, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies.

Collection Analysis:
Subject Areas
LC Class Ranges
Current Collecting Intensity using Collection Level Codes

North American Indians
E 58-99

Canada – History
F 1001-1140

Canada – Atlases
G 1115-1193

Canada – Economic Conditions and History
HC 111-120

Canada – Social Conditions
HN 100-110

Women – Canada
HQ 1451 – 1459

Canada – Political Institutions and Public Administration
JL 1-500

Canada – Local and Municipal Government
JS 1701-1800

Canada – Emigration, Immigration, and Migration
JV 7200 – 7539

Laws of Canada, the Provinces   includes: Laws of Nova Scotia
KE 1- KEZ 9999

KEN 7400-7999

SD 13 – 668

SH 213 – 691

Mining. Minerals Industries
TN 1 – 997

Note: Librarians are active selectors of current Canadian fiction. Quebecois and Acadian fiction is ordered by the faculty in the Modern Languages Dept. English Canadian literary criticism is ordered by the English Department faculty. For more information please consult the Humanities Liaison Librarian.

Materials acquired using the Canadian Studies allocation are used by faculty and students in the Canadian Studies and Canadian content courses offered by the Mount. 

Materials are selected by librarians and faculty for the Canadian Studies program, but Canadian publications are routinely ordered under most allocations . Canadian federal and provincial documents are selected by the librarians from the checklists issued by the depository services. Mount Saint Vincent University is a selective depository under agreements with both the national Depository Services Program and the provincial program.

Most selections are currently published English language monographs, although French language titles with a Canadian focus in literature, linguistics, history , and politics are added to the collection. Some out of print titles are ordered, and on occasion there is a need for retrospective selection.
Although most materials are still ordered in print format, some electronic books will be acquired and catalogued for Novanet. Examples of online publications collections: Conference Board of Canada E-Library, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Early Canadiana Online. Some Canadian dissertations in full-text are available from the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses site.

Donations of Canadian monographs are welcomed particularly if out of print , unique to the Novanet database, or pertain to the history, culture, and socio-economic life of Atlantic Canada Canadian editions of textbooks are preferred over U.S. editions.

The full-text capability of CBCA (Canadian Business and Current Affairs) and CPI -Q supplements our collection of Canadian Studies journals. National newspapers are available in online full-text using Canadian Newsstand and Nova Scotia newspapers are available in online full-text using the Virtual News Library.

Manuscripts outside the MSVU Archives policy, popular works without academic interest, collections of journal article reprints.
Other Local Collections:
Dalhousie Killam. Patrick Power Library – Saint Mary’s University. University of King’s College. Nova Scotia Provincial Archives. All collections are accessible from the Novanet catalogue and books and articles may be acquired free of charge using the Novanet Express Service. Acadia University and Universite de Sainte-Anne are not members of Novanet; items may be borrowed in-person by MSVU faculty and student using the Atlantic Scholarly Information Network (ASIN) card.













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