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Primary Sources for K-12 Educators

This guide is for K-12 educators seeking digital primary sources to use in their classrooms.


  • BC Historical Newspapers - Provides digitized versions of 25 historical papers from around the province. The titles date from 1865 to 1989.



  • Peel's Prairie Provinces - Contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of 7,500+ digitized books, 4.8 million+ newspaper articles, 16,000 postcards, and 1,000 maps.


  • Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War - Full text collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles are arranged by subject and includes news stories and editorials from mostly Canadian newspapers documenting every aspect of the war.


  • The British Colonist 1858-1920 - Digitized copies of articles published in the British Colonist (also called The Daily British Colonist, the Daily Colonist, and other variants) newspaper between December 11, 1858 and December 1920.