Use the UW Libraries catalog to find directories, encyclopedias, handbooks and statistics. Use "directories" and "canada" ("encyclopedias" and "canada" etc.) as keywords. Basic resources are listed below.
1996-2006 available online from Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada (Unrestricted)
1851-2006 available in Microforms/Newspapers Division and/or Storage. Search the catalog under the LC subject heading Canada - Census to find exact holdings and location information.
Canadian Encyclopedia / L'Encyclopédie canadienne
Latest available online from the Historica Foundation of Canada / La Fondation Historica du Canada (Unrestricted)
Canada E-Book / Cyberlivre du Canada (formerly: Canada Year Book)
Latest available online from Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada (Unrestricted)
1905 - latest available in print in Government Publications or Storage HA744 .S81
Canadian Almanac and Directory
1948 - latest available in print in Suzzallo Reference or Storage AY414 .C2
Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
1915 - latest available in print in Suzzallo Reference, Bothell Reference or Storage LB2310 .C65
Historical Catalogue of Statistics Canada Publications, 1918-1980
Available in print in GovPub Canada Stacks CS11-512
Historical Statistics of Canada
1965 (1st ed.) available in print in Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HA746 .U7
1983 (2nd ed.) available online from Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada
Statistics Canada / Statistique Canada
Many statistics about Canada are available online through StatsCan.ca, the principal website for Canada's National Statistical Agency. Search for statistics by subject or community. Includes analytical research papers on many topics.