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HIS 500

A research guide for History grad students.

Primary source databases

The University Libraries have access to several dozen databases that are collections of historical primary sources.  Our collections are strongest in American history, but we also have a number of databases covering Britain and the British Empire.  This page, on the main history guide, provides an overview of the databases sorted into topical categories. 

You can also access an alphabetical list in our databases pages.

Library Special and Digital Collections

Have an interest in local research?  Our WCU Libraries Special Collections have many collections that can allow you to do unique research. 

Browse through both our physical and digital collections.  If something catches your eye, reach out to Special Collections Librarian Ron McColl to learn more about using our materials.

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