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The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Prince George: Learning Resource

A primary source analysis teaching resource about the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic in the Prince George area

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Northern BC Archives & Special Collections
Contact:
Email: archives@unbc.ca

Hours of Service:
APPOINTMENT ONLY
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Closed Weekends & Statutory Holidays

Location: UNBC Prince George
Geoffrey R. Weller Library
4th Floor (Room 5-423)

What are Secondary Sources?

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are written by scholars or observers, after the fact, and interpret or analyze primary sources or events. These sources are at least one step removed from what they are describing.

Examples include:

  • Scholarly or popular books which provide a summary of events or synthesize information from many primary sources
  • Newspaper, magazine or journal articles which analyze events or ideas
  • Textbooks, encyclopedias, essays, reviews, reference books

How are they used?

  • Get background info and understand the scope of a topic
  • See what others have discussed, or get opinions
  • Learn how recent events affect or fit into the larger picture
  • Understand the significance of events, data, or works of literature and art