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Primary Sources Guide

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American Historical Primary Sources

International Historical Primary Sources




  • The East Asian Collection: A visual collection that focuses on Chinese history and Buddhist rituals and practices.
  • The Digital Southeast Asian Library: Photos, maps, and data relating to South Asian history and cultures, with a strong emphasis on India.
  • Southeast Asia Digital Library: Multimedia materials from collections representing Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Australia & Oceania


  • British Library: A massive collection of digital sources pertaining to British history and beyond.
  • The European Library: Provides access to millions of digital sources and bibliographic records from Europe's national libraries.
  • Europeana: Find art, artifacts, books, and more from European libraries, museums, and galleries.

Central & South America