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A guide to library resources for History at the University of Essex

Digitised Primary Sources


Primary sources provide an unfiltered view of the past and in so doing offer personal, unique and often more complex insight into the period being studied. The Library subscribes to a wide range of digitised primary source collections, and an increasing number are also available for free online. This section provides direct links to the Library's subscription resources as well as a selection of open access collections. These are grouped by broad topic area - click on the links to the left of this page to get started.