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GEOG 1100: Maillardville: Best Bets

Top Choices for Books & Articles about Maillardville

Douglas College Library Catalogue
Find books, DVDs and more in the Library's collection.  Begin with a KEYWORD search using words and phrases that describe your topic.  eg. Maillardville or Fraser Mills.


Coquitlam Public Library Catalogue
Do a TITLE search in Coquitlam Public Library's catalogue to find these titles:

  • Maillardville French-Canadians
  • A History of Coquitlam and Fraser Mills, 1858-1958
  • Ethnicity and Class Conflict at the Strike Maillardville/Fraser Mills: The Strike of 1931
  • Heritage Maillardville: A Summary Report
  • Maillardville: 100 Ans et Plus / 100 Years and Beyond
  • Key to French Canadian Lot #S and Plan of Subdivision of Part of Lot 46, Group #1...
  • Le rêve de Monsier Maillardville
  • The Mansions on the Hill
  • Maillardville commercial & cultural quarter revitalization : Francophone/French business attraction strategy

SFU Library Catalogue
Some titles available at SFU Library

  • My Memoirs of le Vieux (Old) Maillardville : Its Founding People, Their Families, and Where They Lived
  • Peoples of the Living Land: Geography of Cultural Diversity in British Columbia
  • Strangers Entertained : a History of the Ethnic Groups of British Columbia
  • The Canadian Bilingual Districts: From Cornerstone to Tombstone
  • Maillardville French-Canadians [microform]


CBCA Complete
Newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles from Canadian publications.

Another database that includes Canadian journal and magazine articles.

Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary full text database, with a more international and US perspective.  Good for more general articles on formal cultural regions.

Includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.


What's an Academic or Scholarly Journal?

The terms academic, scholarly, refereed and peer-reviewed are different ways to describe the intellectual rigour of an article. The terms tell the reader that the article is reliable and authoritative, and makes a valuable contribution to the topic of study.  Before the article is accepted for publication in a refereed or peer-reviewed journal, an editorial group of experts in the field reviews the article to ensure that the work meets a certain academic standard.

Some of the Library's article databases allow you to limit your search so that only articles published in academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed/refereed journals are included in your list of results.  Watch this short video describing the difference between scholarly and popular publications.

Can't Find the Full Text of an Article?

Sometimes the full text of a journal article you find in an database is not available in full text - that is, the complete article is not available in the database that you are searching.  When this happens, look for the words FIND THE ARTICLE and click on them.  A search will automatically be done for the exact article you are looking for.  You do not need to do anything. (Watch the video below.)

If the journal is available through the Douglas College Library, either in print (hard copy on the shelf) or online in a different database from the one you are searching, the screen will tell you where you can find it.  If you do not see a screen that looks like this, the article is unfortunately not available through the Douglas College Library.  All is not lost!  You can use our interlibrary loan form to request a copy of the article from another library.

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