Subject guides

Subject guides are created by librarians to help you learn the best resources and tools for your subject or course research.

Special collections

The Icelandic Collection

The Icelandic Collection contains more than 27,000 volumes.

It is the largest collection of Icelandic materials in Canada and the second largest in North America. This collection serves as a primary research tool for the study of Icelandic language, literature, history and culture, while enabling the Icelandic community to preserve, reinforce and cultivate its cultural identity in the North American cultural mosaic.

Contact Archives & Special Collections for Icelandic Collection inquiries.
phone: 204-474-9986
email: archives@umanitoba.ca


Education Collection

K-12 lesson planning and literature

The Education Collection serves the research and teaching needs of the faculty and students of the Faculty of Education, practicing Manitoba teachers, and the general public.

The Education Collection consists of many collections that are located in different areas of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. The major portion of these collections is located on the second floor.

View Education subject guide


Government Documents

The Government Publications section is located on the Main floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library and includes publications from the Governments of Canada, Manitoba, the United States and the European Union.

We also obtain documents from other provinces and international governmental organizations, including:

  • United Nations
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • World Bank
  • International Labour Office

The collection includes items from other countries as well, with emphasis on:

  • American government publications
  • British government publications

Government documents deal with all subjects and our collection contains items from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Many important government documents are now published online.

View Government Documents guide


Microfilm & microfiche

Elizabeth Dafoe Library has a large microform collection, including microfilm, microfiche and microcards that contain back issues of many:

  • Newspapers
  • Journals
  • Theses
  • Research collections
  • Personal papers

Some research collections consist of reproductions of original works that you can:

  • View
  • Print
  • E-mail
  • Save to a flash drive

Process individual pages from microfilm and microfiche using microform machines located at the front of the collection on the first floor.

View Primary Source guide


Slavic Languages & East European Heritage

The Slavic Collection is a separate language collection of over 56,000 volumes of:

  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Microforms
  • Other resources

It is located on the third floor of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. The Collection contains material on a wide range of subjects, mainly in humanities and social sciences.

Most material is in Russian, Ukrainian and Polish, although all fourteen languages are represented.

The Slavic Collection supports courses and research in:

  • Department of German & Slavic Studies
  • Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies
  • Central and East European Studies
  • Other departments. 

In addition, the Collection complements the Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience, which is housed in the Archives & Special Collections. Materials are also used by multilingual members of the university community and general public.

View Slavic Studies guide

Research help

Research assistance is available in-person during office hours, or you can book an appointment for a consultation.

Contact us

Elizabeth Dafoe Library
25 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-9844
204-474-7921