Media Library

In 1995, the Centre d'étude de la chanson québécoise was opened as part of the archives “Textmusik in der Romania“ (Text and Music Studies), which are located in the Department of Romance Philology of the University of Innsbruck. The print and media collection presently comprises approximately 13,000 titles from Quebec and the French-speaking North-America (Acadia, Ontario, the Canadian West; Louisiana), thus representing the largest collection of its kind in Western Europe.



The following materials can be borrowed from the Canadian Studies Centre for one month.

With this pre-order form (doc/pdf) you can pre-order media via e-mail to and then pick them up quickly and easily at the Canadian Studies Centre. Alternatively, you can also indicate the desired media at the office and fill in the loan form on site. We also invite you to simply come to the office to search our media library and browse our books. 




The University and State Library of Innsbruck and the Center for Canadian Studies have a long-standing cooperation with regards to publications concerning Canada. Over the years, the Centre has repeatedly made book donations to the ULB. Together with the jointly planned acquisitions in this area, these have resulted in the ULB Innsbruck having one of the largest collections of literature from, about and about Canada and Canada in Europe. Books related to Canada can also be borrowed from the office of the Center for Canadian Studies. A list of available works can be downloaded here.




  • "HISTORICA – L’Encyclopédie canadienne" – bilingual, 11 000 articles, Multimedia-Items, Internet links, innovative und interaktive Spiele für den Unterricht etc. "The Canadian Encyclopedia" - 2003 edition bilingual, über 11.000 Artikel mit links, Multimedia-Items, interaktive Spiele für den Unterricht etc.
  • "CANADA Confederation to Present. An interactive history of Canada" umfassender Abriss der kanadischen Geschichte, beinhaltet zahlreiche Filme wichtiger Ereignisse, interaktive Karten und Panoramas. Englische Version. Hg.: Chinook Multimedia in Zusammenarbeit mit dem kanadischen Kulturministerium und der University of Alberta.
  • "Dictionary of Canadian Biography - Dictionnaire biographique du Canada" interaktive Kanada-Biographie. Englisch und Französisch.Hg.: Université de Laval/University of Toronto.
  • "Études canadiennes en personne - Canadian Studies in Person" Interview-Serie mit zehn führenden Kanadisten. Französisch und Englisch. Hg.:Université d'Ottawa, Institut d'études canadiennes/Institute of Canadian Studies.
  • "Parliament Hill" – An Interactive Tour An Interactive Tour takes you on a guided tour of Centre Block in Ottawa, and teaches you about the history and architecture of Canada’s most important national landmark.
  • "International Journal of Canadian Studies" Issues 1-16 "For the Record 1997: The UN Human Rights System" - A Canadian contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • "Study in CANADA/Ètudier au CANADA" 2004 Edition – A Complete Listing of Schools in Canada!
  • "Integration and Fragmentation in Canada and the United States" University of Ottawa 2002
  • Inuktitut – Sprachprobe der Inuitsprache (1.45min)
  • Kenneth McRoberts, Conférence Bronfman 2006, Conférence de l’Institut d’étude canadiennes/Institute of Canadian Studies Lecture
  • Louise Frechette, Conférence Bronfman 2007, Conférence de l’Institut d’étude canadiennes/Institute of Canadian Studies Lecture
  • "Sense of Place in Mutation Canadian Cities and the Heritage of Metropolis", Dinu Bumbaru; Conférence Bronfman 2008, Conférence de l’Institut d’étude canadiennes/Institute of Canadian Studies Lecture
  • "Art et politique" Wajdi Mouawad, Conférence Bronfman 2009, Conférence de l’Institut d’étude canadiennes/Institute of Canadian Studies Lecture Dokumentation zu Québec in französischer Sprache (57min.)
  • "From Social Problem to Legal Issue: the Governance of Islam in European Contexts", Valerie Amiraux, University of Montreal – 2nd Obergurgl Governance Symposium: Governance and Religion, 2008
  • "Tumivut: Traces of our footsteps", Avataq Cultural Institute, 2002
  • Freirad: Freies Radio Innsbruck, "Five Years of Nunavut", Paul Okalik – Premier of Nunavut, Canada, 6.10.2004



DVDs - movies

DVDs - documentaries

    The Great Adventure, People of the Ice, Washed Away, Climate on the Edge, Lords of the Arctic
    La grande traversée, Le peuple de la glace, À la dérive, Menaces sur le toit du monde, Les seigneurs de l'Arctique
  • CIRCLES, a documentary by Shanti Thakur
  • ENJEUX EDUCATION (set of 3 DVDs)
    Une école sans frontières, 538 x la vie, Histoire d'être humain
  • PASSPORT TO CANADA (set of 2 DVDs)
    bilingual, offers a stunning overview of life in Canada, accompanied by a free, comprehensive teacher's guide with ideas for classroom activities
    The Ancient Ones, Land of Riches, On the Edge, Once and Future Wild
  • THE OIL CRASH, Dokumentation von Basil Gelpke und Ray McCormack



Journals/Publication Series

The Canadian Studies Centre has an extended collection of scientific journals and volumes of various publication series. A detailed list of available items can be requested at or downloaded here.

  • Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien: year 1981 to now
  • Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien: 1981-2012
  • Beiträge zur Kanadistik - Schriftenreihe der Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien: Volume 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Canadian Studies in Europe/Études Canadiennes en Europe (The European Network for Canadian Studies): Volume 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Ahornblätter - Marburger Beiträge zur Kanada-Forschung: Volume 13, 14, 15
  • Canada's Ethnic Groups/Les groupes ethniques du Canada (Canadian Historical Association/La société historique du Canada): Volume 1-31
  • Historical Booklet/Brochure Historique (Canadian Historical Association/La société historique du Canada): Volume 1-63
  • BULLETIN des Archivs für Textmusikforschung (BAT): 2005-2015
  • etc.



Teaching Materials

  • "Le cercle d'apprentissage" - Activités pédagogiques sur les Premières Nations au Canada, für Altersstufe 4-8 J.
  • "The Learning Circle" - Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada, für Altersstufe 8-11 J.
  • Arbeitsmappen zu den Ureinwohnern Kanadas (englische oder französische Version) für Altersstufen 4-7 J., 8-11 J., 12-14 J.
  • Vorschläge für einen Kanada-Vormittag zusammengestellt von Mireille Gomes, für Altersstufe 11-14 J.
  • C3: Canadian Communication Culture - An introductory E-Learning Website by Norm Friesen, Ph.D., Gastprofessor an der Universität Innsbruck (April-Mai 2006)
    The site provides images, multimedia, and other ways for readers to explore the history, accomplishments and character of Canada's communication culture. It is divided into four main sections. Each section presents a short discussion of a corresponding topic, and provides suggested links and at least one multi-media resource. The site is designed for students in higher levels of school education (e.g. Gymnasium Oberstufe) and lower levels of post-secondary education. It is also intended to be useful to first-time visitors to Canada.
  • Canada's Rights Movement: A History
    A research portal on the history of the human rights movement in Canada as well and a tool for teaching human rights and social protest.
  • Canada in the Classroom
    This website is intended as a research tool for teachers of English, French, Geography and History, but also offers a multitude of sources of information for anyone interested in Canada.



Videos - movies


Videos - documentaries

  • Deuxième coffret: LE FLEUVE: Les Voiles bas et en travers, La grande Allure (2 parties), Pierre Perrault parle du fleuve
  • Troisième coffret: L'HOMME ET LA NATURE: Le Goût de la farine, Les Pays de la terre sans arbres ou le Mouchouânipi, La Bête lumineuse, Les Traces du rêve
  • Quatrième coffret: LE CYCLE ABITIBIEN: Un royaume vous attend, C’était un Québécois en Bretagne madame!, Gens d’Abitibi, Le Retour à la terre
  • SALT WATER PEOPLE (classroom version), a documentary by Maurice Bulbulian
    Salt Water People User’s Guide (26 Seiten, s.a. Sonstiges)
  • SCHAUPLATZ DER GESCHICHTE, Dokumentation von Peter Brugger

  • TRANS CANADA: QUÉBEC,  Dokumentation von Jörg Goralewski

  • PROFESSION ÉCRIVAIN: Anne Hébert, Antonine Maillet, Gaston Miron, Gérard Bessette, Marie-Claire Blais, Gabrielle Roy, Yves Thériault, Michel Trembly, Réjean Ducharme, Marcel Dubé, Gratien Gélinas, Jacques Ferron, documentaire de Jacques Godbout


  • LA BELLE PROVINCE, Weite Welt auf Video, Kanadas Osten, Dokumentation

  • GRAND HÔTEL DES ÉTRANGERS, documentaire de Michel Lemieux et Victor Pilon
  • LA VOISINE, Dulcinée Langfelder



Vinyl Records

The list of vinyl records (classical music) available in the office of the Centre for Canadian Studies can be downloaded here.

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