One of our collection’s areas of strength is the history of the forestry industry in B.C. We’re therefore happy to present a new research guide on Forestry History and Archives. Here you will find links to archival collections at Rare Books and Special Collections and University Archives about foresters and the forestry industry, information on photographic collections, theses and dissertations, and historical associations.

Felling of a BC Fir Tree, from the Capilano Timber photo collection

Felling of a BC Fir Tree, from the Capilano Timber photo collection

We are very happy to have this subject guide linked from both Rare Books and Special Collections list of guides as well as from our colleagues in the Life Sciences libraries.  Thank you to RBSC student assistant Laura Hébert for her great work on this guide!


Three new transportation-related research guides have been added to the David Lam Library website. David Lam librarians designed these guides to provide researchers and students with credible starting points for researching transportation related topics.

The guides identify relevant books and media, article sources, databases, industry associations, government agencies, and scholarly resources.  They also include tips on effective search strategies for transportation topics, by using appropriate search terms and subject headings.

Click on individual guides for access, or visit the David Lam Library homepage ( and find them by clicking on the Research Guides link.

If you have questions or feedback about the guide, please contact the David Lam Library.

Mar 15

Featured photograph: McKenna Family on the S.S. Montclare

In honour of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, this month's featured photograph is of an Irish family immigrating to Canada on the CPR steamship S.S. Montclare:

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