Many primary sources are available as collections in books found in the Novanet Catalogue.
For example you can do a SUBJECT KEYWORD search on NOVA SCOTIA DIARIES to locate diaries written by Nova Scotians.
Ideas for subject keyword searches include:
Secondary sources in the Mount's collection (or a course text book) may help you locate primary sources (note that some primary sources may be available only at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia). Check footnotes, endnotes, references and bibliographies. Some titles to consider include:
Conrad, M. (1982). Recording angels: The private chronicles of women from the Maritime Provinces of Canada, 1750-1950. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women. (Call number: CT 3270 .C6)
Conrad, M., & Hiller, J. (2001). Atlantic Canada: A region in the making. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press. (Call number: F 1035.8 C66 2001)
Cuthbert Brandt, G., & Prentice, A. L. (2011). Canadian women : A history (3rd ed.). Toronto: Nelson Education. (Call number: HQ 1453 C356 2011)