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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.