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Electronic resources marked with an asterisk are provided by DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

America's Historical Newspapers
In Library | Home Access
Historic American newspapers in full text from the 1690s to 1922 PLUS some Charleston, SC newspaper content through 1995. For more recent Charleston newspaper coverage, click on America's News.
Daily Life through History
In Library | Home Access
Historical daily life and activity from beginning of time to recent history.

EBSCOhost Research Databases*
In Library | Home Access
Many resources included in EBSCOhost Research Databases* include primary source documents.  Select the resource you want to search, conduct your search, then narrow your search results to: Publication Type:  Primary Source Document.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
In Library | Home Access
Search for primary sources in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The history collection includes American Decades Primary Sources and several other works with primary source sections.

Lowcountry Digital Library
All Access No library card required.
This is a collaborative project led by the College of Charleston that includes materials from a variety of libraries, museums, cultural heritage repositories and archives from throughout the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. The Lowcountry Digital Library includes digitized primary documents, photographs, publications, oral histories and other resources.

Military & Government Collection*
News and related events with a collection of periodicals, academic journals and primary sources. Access this resource through EBSCOhost Research Databases.

Salem History
In Library | Home Access
American historical primary documents series.

U.S. History in Context
In Library | Home Access
Books, journal articles, primary sources, timelines and maps covering U.S. history.

World History in Context
In Library | Home Access
Books, journal articles, primary sources, timelines and maps covering world history.


Best of the Web


AMDOCS – Documents for the Study of American History
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law History and Diplomacy
Documenting the American South
EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
Primary Documents in American History
Repositories of Primary Sources
Chroniciling America
Historic American newspapers from 1690s to 1923


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