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Primary Sources: Ancient History (pre-history to 5th century)

Books: Ancient History

Do a subject search using the subject headings below to find primary sources in the Peninsula Library System Catalog.

  • sources
  • personal narratives
  • diaries
  • correspondence
  • autobiography

These are examples of some of the books we have that collect primary sources.

Internet History Sourcebook: Ancient History

Internet History Sourcebook: Ancient History  Currated by Forham University, A collection of primary sources from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and more. Search by keyword or browse by subject.

World History In Context Database

World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance. In this database you will find:

  • Reference articles from encyclopedias and compendiums
  • Journal Articles
  • Magazine Articles
  • Maps and imagees
  • Primary documents
  • Video and audio selections from archival newsreels to NPR

Ask a librarian or watch an introductory tutorial here for questions about using this database.

eBooks: PLS Collection (EBSCO) Database

To find primary sources go to "Advanced Search" and do a subject search for "sources" along with your keywords on another line.


Avalon Project