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Britain and the World

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are invaluable because they give you an exact account of particular historical events as and when they occurred. These include letters, diaries, autobiographies, poems, newspapers, treaties, documents, photos, maps, posters, original artwork, pamphlets, etc.  

Click on the link below to learn the different subheadings to locate relevant primary sources for your research topics.


Search the following newspaper databases for articles relevant to your topic.

Primary Source Databases