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Subjects term Scope note Results
World War, 1939-1945

Use for: World War II

World War, 1914-1918 (2)

Use for: World War I, Great War, the

Women 498
Volunteer militia units (1) 3
Transportation and utilities 556
Sports, recreation and leisure 480
Science and technology 18
Religion 788
Pre-1914 (military) (2)
  • Term to be used for military units, personnel, and events from the period prior to 1914.
Post-1945 (military)
  • Term to be used for military units, personnel, and events from the period following 1945.

Use for: Politicians, Campaigns, Political parties, Political theory, Political science

Organizations 188
Natural Resources

Use for: Forests, Mining, Water, Minerals, Oil, Gas, Hydroelectric energy, Solar energy, Thermal energy, Soil, Dams

Military (9) 184
Law and justice

Use for: RCMP, Police force, Judges, Lawyers, Courts, Prisons, Litigation, Arbitration, Settlements, Criminals, Justice of the Peace, Sheriffs

  • The subject term Law and justice should be used with descriptions that relate to structure and activities of law and justice in the province, law enforcement, administrative and support organizations, community service programs, legislation, professional organization and law and justice professionals.
Land, settlement and immigration

Use for: Settlement, Immigration, Surveys (land), Land petitions, Land grants

  • The subject term Land, settlement and immigratoin should be used with descriptions that relate to settling, claiming and moving to a new land, land titles, distribution and grants, community and regional settlement partners, land settlement companies, land surveys and surveyors, real estate companies and activities and organizations involved in sponsoring and supporting immigrants.
Labour 118

Use for: Factories

Health and social services

Use for: Illness, Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists, Nurses, Hospitals, Clinics, Paramedics, Fire and emergency services, Pharmacists, Senior care, Counselors, Social workers, Social services, Therapists


Use for: Municipal government, Provincial government, Federal government, Government buildings

Geographic features

Use for: Rivers, Mountains, Landscapes, Lakes

First Nations

Use for: Aboriginal, Band councils, Treaties, Abenaki, Iroquois, Aboriginal Peoples, Indigenous peoples, Indians, Métis, Inuit

  • The subject term First nations should be used with descriptions that relate to individuals and communities of first nations ancestry; records pertaining to and/or created by First nations individual, families, bands or agencies, government agencies and treaties, First nations organizations, business, schools, education and issues relating to First nations peoples or history.
Family and personal life 583
Exploration, discovery and travel

Use for: Expeditions, Travels, Explorers, Adventurers, Prospectors, Cartography, Exploration, Guides

  • The subject term Exploration, discovery and travel should be used with descriptions that relate to expeditions, exploration, adventure, prospecting, guides, outfitters, expedition planning, reports and accounts, personal travels for discovery, early contact with First Nations, education and scientific research.
Events and celebrations

Use for: Parades, Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs, Concerts, Ceremonies, Royal visits, Protestations, Funerals, Baptisms, Centenaries, Parties, Anniversaries, Weddings, Holidays (provincial and/or national), Sugaring offs parties

  • This subject terms should be used for descriptions that relate to weddings, funerals, baptisms, protests and demonstrations, parties including, but not limited to, graduations, anniversaries, centenaries, festivals, fairs, exhibitions, etc., as well as organizations and agencies dedicated to the organization of such events.
Environment 36

Use for: Students, Teachers, Professors, Schools, High schools, Elementary schools, Colleges, Universities, Kindergarten, School boards


Use for: Floods, Fires, Storms, Railway accidents, Car accidents, Epidemics

Cultural groups

Use for: Ethnic groups

  • The subject term cultural group should be used with descriptions that relate to individual or groups working towards the preservation of a particular cultural groups or culture community, activities or events promoting the life and values of cultural group(s), movements, initiative, legislation that promotes the existence and participation of diverse ethnic, racial, religious or social groups within larger communities.
Community life

Use for: Community activities, Community support, Community spirit, Community events, Charitable organizations, Fraternal organizations

  • The subject term Community life should be used with descriptions that relate to community events or organizations, promotions of communities, groups working for the development and/or maintenance of evens, services and facilities for community, community spirit and community promotion, fraternal organization, and community activities and events. Communities can exist in towns, municipalities, villages, or neighbourhoods and can be culturally. religiously, camp, or school based.
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