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

Books from the Library: Ancient History

Search the Peninsula Library System Catalog to find primary sources published in books.

First, use the Advanced Key Word search feature.

Next, using the pull down arrow, select SUBJECT. Then enter one of these recommended subject headings. 

  • sources
  • personal narratives
  • diaries
  • correspondence
  • autobiography

These are examples of some of library books that include 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.

Avalon Project

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