Source Docs contains two collections of source documents organized around a wide range of historical and contemporary topics:
Picture Sets consists of carefully selected sets of drawings, photographs and paintings related to numerous topics in history, social studies and science.
History Docs consists of carefully selected sets of primary and secondary sources, including photographs, articles, diaries, letters and textbook accounts, related to numerous topics in Canadian history.
- Background Briefs consists of carefully selected sets of briefing sheets that provide contextual information to help students understand selected contemporary and historical issues.
Help video: Viewing and accessing Source Docs (4:14 minutes)
Note: The Source Docs collection is no longer available through subscription as mentioned in the video; instead, it is available for free to employees of Partner groups and Individual Members.
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Sample Source Docs
Chinese Canadian history