Q. How can I find primary sources through the library?
Answered By: Christine Stark Last Updated: Jul 09, 2018 Views: 87
Primary sources include texts like diaries, memoirs, letters, speech transcripts, interview transcripts, and field notes. It can also include non-textual formats like photographs, films, artworks, artifacts, clothing, and more.
The Primary Sources research guide is an excellent place to start in understanding what primary sources are, as well as how to find primary sources related to your faculty, subject or topic.
Archives and Special Collections has archival records including theses, yearbooks, campus newspapers and the private archives of influential Canadians.There are many primary source materials available on the open Internet. National Libraries and Archives will frequently have digital collections to browse. For good Canadian collections, you may consider the following sites:
- Library and Archives Canada
- Archives of Alberta
- Peel's Prairie Provinces
- CBC Archives
- Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides