Collections of Primary Sources

Digital Public Library of America
Cultural heritage materials from libraries, archives and museums across the United States.

National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. federal agency responsible for federal records. Search multiple National Archives resources at once via the Online Public Access.

American Memory

Historical documents and images at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress finding aids

Search finding aids to collections held in all LC divisions

Making of America

A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection currently contains about 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles.

Hathi Trust

A digital library that provides access to public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and major research institutions.

Internet Archive

A digital library that provides free access to movies, audio, books and texts.


Explore Europe’s cultural heritage.


OCLC database of manuscript finding aids from institutions around the country.

Atlas of Early Printing

Maps that depict the spread of the printing press in 15th-century Europe.

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