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Primary sources for history

Primary sources across time periods and countries

The Barr Smith Library provides access to many primary sources, both in print and electronically. You can find these sources by using Library Search. Use keywords related to your topic and adding the word sources into your search.


You can use keywords in combination with the terms below to find relevant sources

Searching for the papers of an individual, do an Author search, e.g. Darwin, Charles

To search for the records of an organization or government body, do an Author search, e.g. British Library

To find works published in a particular time and place, try limiting your search by material type, publication date, language.