University Library

History Resource Guide

Finding Sources Across Time and Space

Freely Available Primary Source Collections

Remember to employ advanced search strategies to meet your specific needs when using online search engines.

Primary source projects are often organized by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, or even international organizations (like UNESCO). The following are just some of the freely available primary source collections or projects accessible online:

  • LACLI: "International collective effort to create a repository of free online resources with Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latinx, and Iberian full content."
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean: project with "over 70 Partners and Associate Partners in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and Europe."

Paid-for Primary Source Collections

The library subscribes to the following databases that include primary source content related to Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Scholarly &/or Secondary Sources

The below databases are good places to start when looking for scholarly secondary sources on historical topics.

If your topic is interdisciplinary, one of the following databases may be helpful.