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Primary Sources: Websites Specializing in Primary Sources

This guide is designed to connect students with resources that specialize in or include primary sources. Databases require passwords for off campus use. In most cases your RomanNet credentials serve as your password for our subscription products.

Searching Websites for Primary Sources

Websites with Broad Focus Primary Sources:

The websites listed below include primary source collections that cover many time periods and locations. Most of these websites will organize their items into collections by theme, time period, or author. Organization of documents and levels of access will differ between sites. 

Websites with U.S. Focused Primary Sources:

The majority of the collections included in the websites listed below document U.S. history and/or the American experience through primary source documents. Some, but not all, also include collections with an international focus.