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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 guide

The WCU Libraries have access to many databases that contain a wide array of historical primary sources.  This guide attempts to organize them to make finding relevant collections easier.  Use the navigation on the left side of the page to access different categories of databases.  Some of the categories focus on organizing databases based on the geographical area covered and others by topics.  Once a category is selected, it is then subdivided into narrower groupings.

Some databases will appear on more than one page.

WCU Digital and Special Collections

Interested in a local history project?  The WCU Libraries' Digital and Special Collections have many fascinating collections that are tied to the history of WCU and the region.  Visit the websites below or reach out directly to Special Collections Librarian Ron McColl for help.

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