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Primary Sources in History

This is a guide to finding, using, and evaluating primary sources in the humanities, with an emphasis on research in history.

Good Examples of Free Sites

The following are excellent collections of primary sources, which form only a small sample of what's available:

Good Examples of Subscription Sites

The following are just a few of the primary-source databases available to the William and Mary community. To see more, select from the Database list on the Swem Library home page (