The purpose of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site is to furnish a wide range of information and analysis on the history, geography, population, culture, and society of Newfoundland and Labrador. The site is intended for use by high school students and by members of the general public. Jargon has been avoided whenever possible, but where a technical or unusual term has been used, it is italicized to indicate it is defined in a pop-up link or in an accompanying glossary. While not aimed at academics, scholars in other fields who wish to know more about Newfoundland and Labrador may find it a valuable source of information.
The material is organized under six broad headings: Natural Environment, Aboriginal Peoples, Exploration and Settlement, Society, Economy and Culture, Government and Politics, and The Arts. Each of these themes is being developed in a progression through several levels, each more specific and detailed than the one before it. The authors of the first two levels have largely been faculty members from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. As the site has developed, other contributors, including university and high school students as well as non-university specialists in Newfoundland and Labrador's history and heritage, have been included.
A web site, by its very nature, is a work constantly in progress. As the project has unfolded, we have been adding substantially to what is now accessible. A link is available allowing the user to keep abreast of additions and changes. Tables of contents for each section provide a complete view of the topics covered. The site is also Searchable.
Comments related to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site may be emailed to the project coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of present and past staff can be found on the site's Staff page. A list of those who wrote articles for us since 1997 can be found in our Contributors page. General questions on Newfoundland and Labrador may be directed to numerous organizations. A list of some of these institutions are found on our Comments and Questions page.