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A collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more.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.

- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collections
- 19th Century UK Periodicals
- Archives of Sexuality & Gender
- Archives Unbound
- Associated Press Collections Online
- British Library Newspapers
- British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900
- Chatham House Online Archive
- Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
- The Economist Historical Archive
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
- The Financial Times Historical Archive
- The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003
- The Independent Digital Archive
- Indigenous Peoples: North America
- Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950
- The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991
- The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926
- The Making of the Modern World
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online
- Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
- Picture Post Historical Archive
- Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992
- Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
- Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
- Smithsonian Collections Online
- State Papers Online
- The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006
- The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Historical Archive, 1902-2013
- U.S. Declassified Documents Online