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Research in History

A guide to finding free and library owned primary and secondary sources.

Library of Congress - Digital Collections

Library of Congress - Digital Collections. Browse or search this collection for primary source material.


europeana digital archive of Eureopean art and history

Internet Archive

Internet Archive - Search Engine. Browse or search this digital archive to locate primary source material.

DPLA - Digital Public Library of America

DPLA - Digital Public Library of America.  Browse or search this digital archive to locate primary source material.

HathiTrust - Archive of Magazines and Books published before 1925


Hathi Trust Digital Library.  Use the Advanced Search to find primary sources from a specified date range.

Google Books (books & magazines)

Google Books Advanced Search - Set the search to the desired date range to find primary sources.

Iowa Digitized Newspapers (freely available to the public)

Digitized historical Iowa newspapers freely available to the public

Digitized Historical Magazines (freely available to the public)

Historical Digitized Magazines freely available to the public. Also includes magazines owned by UNI Rod Library in digital, print and microfilm formats.