Points to the Past

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A collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Researchers are free to explore a vast range of resources through Points to the Past, including Eighteenth Century and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, esteemed periodicals such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and digitized materials from the Smithsonian Institution. All British Columbians enjoy barrier-free access to this collection. Gale Primary Sources uses geo-authentication, meaning anyone in BC with an Internet-connected device can access these resources with no need to log in or authenticate.