Primary sources are items created contemporaneously to the event or time period you are studying. First hand accounts created after the fact are also considered primary sources.
Primary sources may be available in many different formats:
You may need to explore several different mediums and locations to discover relevant primary sources for your research.
This custom search box is configured to find print collections of primary sources at the BC Libraries on whatever topic that you enter.
There are many other primary sources available via various electronic collections, as well. Explore the additional sections of this guide for recommended primary source databases.
When searching for primary sources in the BC Catalog, WorldCat, or any library catalog, try adding the following terms to your search: