Primary Sources are immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic from people who had a direct connection with it. Primary sources can include:
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. Consult the History Research Guide for guidance.
Search the physical collections at BC Libraries to find primary sources on a particular topic:
Other primary sources are available through digital collections and 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: