Be prepared to be mesmerized with, The Canadian Encyclopedia‘s new interactive website! Yes, that’s right; we used the words mesmerized and encyclopedia in the same sentence. The encyclopedia has come a long way from the original 3 volume set published back in 1985. With loads more content (of course everything is Canadian!) and added features that will surely knock your Mukluks off!
Here are just a few … starting with, today in Canadian history (psst … scroll down a bit), go ahead select your birth date – everyone does – you just might be surprised by what you’ll learn. If you’re not into history you’ll be glad to hear the encyclopedia has stepped into the digital age (about time, eh!) with Canada Tweets. It includes Canadian tweet feeds from everyone from David Suzuki to Hockey Night in Canada to Weird Canada. A particularly engaging feature of the site is Canada’s Story where you can connect with Canadians far and wide and even add your own story and photos to the map!
Proceed with caution though, because this site can be addictive – in a good way! Need to find facts and information fast? Checkout the Library’s Quick reference subject guide (and yes, we’ve included a link to The Canadian Encyclopedia.)