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GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society - Winter 2024

Library Subject Guide for GEOG 129 Winter 2024

Primary Sources

Once you have a basic grasp of the subject area and where your research topic fits in, you can begin to review primary sources, to see if they should be included in your research. 

Primary sources of information and documents are characterized as being produced at or near the time that an event occurred. For example, the Official Report of Debates (Hansard) in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Primary sources in Human Geography can include Census data, first-person accounts from news articles, broadcast media, the Internet; GIS datasets, surveys data, statistics and information, data and information gathered from fieldwork, legal judgements, etc.   

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