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Historical Primary Sources Databases

WCU Libraries have access to many databases for historical primary sources. This guide organizes those databases by geography and topic.

Introduction to world page

Please keep in mind that just about all the collections listed on this page focus on sources that are looking at other countries or regions via an American or British perspective.  This is because we only subscribe to databases with documents written in English.

Most of the collections included below are from the vendor Adam Matthew.  You can cross search their platform from the link below. 

Multiple regions

These collections cover multiple regions.  Some are also included in the groups for more specific regions.



Central and South America

East and South Asia


Middle East

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