World History Primary Sources

From Golden Telescope Research Guides


Do a keyword search or a subject search. Put in a general topic. Scan the book that comes up. Look next to it on the shelf for similar books.


Select "Publication Type" "Primary Source Document"
Additional strategy: Limiting the timeline to the period you are researching can help focus your search.
Select "Primary Source" tab
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Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources - What's the difference?


Best of History Web Sites was created in 2001 by Tom Daccord, 15-year history teacher and co-director of EdTechTeacher, Inc. Best of History Web Sites contains links to over 1200 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness including a link to ORAL HISTORY Sites.
Includes links to local, state and national newspaper collections
  • NOTE READ CAREFULLY: The links to special subject and PRIMARY sources are at the BOTTOM of this page
  • Topics included: Organizations and Institutions, Museums & Historic Sites, National Libraries, Archives & Directories,World History Primary Sources and Major Websites, Photos, Maps and Other Images, Music - all potential sites for primary sources.
Explore almost 20,000 artifacts from almost 200 countries!
Lets users search or browse by time period, place, topic, or type of item.
Tip: Though many documents are written in languages other than English, all entries contain extensive secondary source support to explain the items in their significance.
An extensive collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
Tip: Use the guiding links on the left or across the top to choose the time periods & geographical areas of interest.

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