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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.
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Introduction to literature page

This page includes a large number of databases that contain the full text of literary works.  Some are focused on the literature of a particular time period, others on a particular region.  Some include digitized copies of original manuscripts, others have the text reproduced in a more modern format. 

Broad collections

All the databases in this group have broad collections, often including works in multiple forms.  Collections are organized in various ways: geography, time period, ethnic group, or gender.


Databases with the full text of plays and/or video recordings of productions of plays.  Some may also include other theater-related materials.


In addition to the database below, many of the databases in the  Broad Collections group also include poetry.

Travel Writing

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