The Vancouver Bibliography: An indispensable research guide
What is it?
The Vancouver Bibliography is an online database listing
almost everything written about the city of Vancouver from
its incorporation in 1886 to the present day.
What's in it?
EVERYTHING with a Vancouver connection, including people,
events, natural history, city planning, transportation,
sports, business, the arts, politics, parks, education,
organizations. Books, photographs, maps, films, magazine
articles, fiction, government publications, etc. etc.
In 1980 the VHS embarked upon its most ambitious project
to date - the compilation of a bibliography of material
relating to the City of Vancouver. This was completed and
published in 1986 to commemorate the City's Centennial and
contains over 15,000 citations which refer primarily to
works held by major secular and religious libraries and
archives in British Columbia, the National Library of Canada
and the Public Archives of Canada. The four volume bibliography
is no longer in print but the data base from which this
was produced is maintained at the University of British
Columbia Library. Since 2003, the UBC Library has also assumed full responsibility for its administration. Access to the data base is available
free to anyone at http://www.library.ubc.ca/vancouverbibliography.