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There are several ways to search the BCIT Archives & Special Collections database of holdings: Simple search, Browse by, Popular this week, and Advanced search.

Simple search

This is the easiest way to search for keywords or phrases. It is found at the top of every page, allowing you to start a new search even from a results page. Suggestions will appear as you type.

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Browse the BCIT Archives & Special Collections

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    • Archival Descriptions: top-level descriptions
    • Authority Records: creators of our records. The list is searchable by using the Search box at the top of the page. Each name links to the authority record for that person or organization, which may give a brief description of that creator, and links to descriptions associated with that creator.
    • Digital objects: will sort to all descriptions that contain a video, a PDF of a text document, or an image or digitized photograph.
    • Subjects: subjects used in our descriptions. Each subject links to a list of all descriptions described with that term.

You can navigate from results by following links to other results. We strongly recommend that when navigating from one link to another, users open links in new tabs in their browser. Doing so will preserve your original result and make it easier to return to it.

Popular this week

The Search BCIT Archives & Special Collections homepage has a list, in the left sidebar, of recently accessed descriptions.

Advanced search

For a detailed description of Advanced search features, including how to search by date, please visit the atom Advanced search page.

Explore our digital collections

Explore our digital collections, which include historical photographs, BCIT Yearbooks, various BCIT Newsletters including the Link, historic BCIT Calendars 1964-2006 and much more. Our web collections, which began in 2017, are available through Archive-It.