Below is a list of databases that may be useful. The history databases index history and heritage journals, for example, while the political science database indexes political science journals from all over the world (including Canada). Each description will tell you the focus of the database.
Use this search box to look for books held by UVic Libraries, or go to the Books & Media Catalogue for more search tools and options.
Important subject headings for your topic are:
Cut and paste these into a keyword search, or use the Subject Keyword search for greater accuracy.
Books specifically about British Columbia will be found at FC 3801 - FC 3850, and books about Victoria will be within that range, at FC 3846. There may be Victoria information in other places, but if the book is mainly about Victoria, it'll be there. Use the same call numbers in the main library (McPherson 3rd Floor mezzanine) and UVic's Special Collections (lower level, McPherson Library).
The following guides list additional resources (primary, secondary, and research tools) that may be useful, depending on your research question, topic, and disciplinary focus:
Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproduction (CIHM) A vast collection of Canadiana from earliest times to the 1930s, collected and reproduced on microfilm by Library and Archives Canada. Find these titles in the Main Library catalogue. Less than 10% are also available to view online via the catalogue or Early Canadiana Online database. Includes: letters, diaries, books of all types, manuscripts, speeches, newspapers, magazines, broadsides, pamphlets, posters, maps, and much, much more from all parts of Canada.