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A list of key readings about Ottawa.
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  • Artelle, Steven. "The Meaning of Ottawa: The Confederation-Era Literary Culture of Canada's Capital." PhD dissertation U. of Western Ontario 2004. 329 pp. DAI 2005 65(11): 4204-A. DANQ96790 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Beninger, Ann Loretto. "The Politics of Culture in Ottawa: The Origins and Development of a Municipal Cultural Policy, 1939-1988." PhD dissertation Carleton U. [Canada] 2005. 243 pp. MAI 2006 44(2): 666. MAMR06755
  • Corkum, Nadja. How Canada Got Its Capital. (1975) ISBN 0771022859.
  • Duchesne, Scott Kesi. "'Fitful Excellences': The Great Canadian Theatre Company and English-Speaking Ottawa Theatre, 1975-1983." PhD dissertation U. of Toronto 2004. 308 pp. DAI 2004 65(5): 1594-1595-A. DANQ91728 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Fullerton, Christopher. "A Changing of the Guard: Regional Planning in Ottawa, 1945-1974." Urban History Review 2005 34(1): 100-112.
  • Hillis, Ken. "A History of Commissions: Threads of an Ottawa Planning History," Urban History Review 1992 21(1): 46-60. ISSN: 0703-0428
  • Gordon, David. "Weaving a Modern Plan for Canada's Capital: Jacques Greber and the 1950 Plan for the National Capital Region." Urban History Review 2001 29(2): 43-61.
  • Gordon, David. "A City Beautiful Plan For Canada's Capital: Edward Bennett and the 1915 Plan for Ottawa and Hull," Planning Perspectives 1998. 13: 275-300.
  • Gordon, David. "Frederick G. Todd and the Origins of the Park System in Canada's Capital" Journal of Planning History (2002) 1(1): 29-57.
  • Gordon, David. "From Noblesse Oblige to Nationalism: Elite involvement in planning Canada's capital" Journal of Urban History (2001) 28(1): 3-34.
  • Gordon, David. "William Lyon Mackenzie King, Town Planning Advocate" Planning Perspectives (2002) 17(2), pp.97-122.
  • Gordon, David L. A. "A City Beautiful Plan for Canada's Capital: Edward Bennett and the 1915 Plan for Ottawa and Hull." Planning Perspectives 1998 13(3): 275-300. Issn: 0266-5433 Fulltext: Ebsco
  • Gordon, David L. A. and Brian S. Osborne. "Constructing National Identity in Canada's Capital, 1900-2000: Confederation Square and the National War Memorial." Journal of Historical Geography 2004 30(4): 618-642. Issn: 0305-7488
  • Gwyn, Sandra. The Private Capital: Ambition and Love in the Age of Macdonald and Laurier. (1984) 514pp. ISBN 0771037376.
  • Harrison, Richard T.; Cooper, Sarah Y.; and Mason, Colin M. "Entrepreneurial Activity and the Dynamics of Technology-based Cluster Development: the Case of Ottawa." Urban Studies 2004 41(5-6): 1045-1070. Issn: 0042-0980 Fulltext: Ebsco
  • Hubbard, R. H. Rideau Hall: An Illustrated History of Government House, Ottawa, from Victorian Times to the Present Day.(1977). 282 pp.
  • Hung, Cheung Kwing. "Toward a Stage Model of Residential Development: The Ottawa Experience." PhD dissertation U. of Waterloo 1986. DAI 1987 47(10): 3845-A.
  • Hunt, Christopher Michael. "Constructing the Entrepreneurial City: 'Silicon Valley North' and Ottawa's Local Mode of Governance, 1988-2000." PhD dissertation Carleton U. 2001. 339 pp. DAI 2002 63(4): 1540-A. DANQ67026

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  • Knight, D. Choosing Canada's Capital: Conflict Resolution in a Parliamentary System. (2nd ed. 1991)
  • Li, Qiang. "Ethnic Minority Churches: The Case of the Canadian Chinese Christian Churches in Ottawa." PhD dissertation U. of Ottawa 2000. 333 pp. DAI 2001 62(4): 1540-A. DANQ58288 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • McEvoy, F. J. "Fire! Ottawa-Hull, April 1900: 'It Is Not Often That You Have a Chance to See a City Burning at Your Feet.'" Beaver 1996 76(1): 14-21. Issn: 0005-7517 Fulltext: in EBSCO
  • Mercier, Michael E. and Boone, Christopher G. "Infant Mortality in Ottawa, Canada, 1901: Assessing Cultural, Economic and Environmental Factors." Journal of Historical Geography 2002 28(4): 486-507. Issn: 0305-7488
  • Nagy, Thomas L. Ottawa in Maps. Ottawa: National Map Collection, Public Arch., 1974. 87 pp.
  • Smart, John David. "A City and a Technology: The Role of Government in the Growth of the High-Technology Industry in Ottawa, Canada to 1984." PhD dissertation Queen's U., Kingston [Canada] 2004. 506 pp. DAI 2005 66(2): 723-A. DANQ99951 Fulltext: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
  • Taylor, John H. Ottawa: An Illustrated History. (1986). 232 pp.
  • Woods, Shirley E. Ottawa: The Capital of Canada, (1980) 350pp. ISBN 0385147228.
  • Young, C. The Glory of Ottawa: Canada's First Parliament Buildings. (1995)