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European Studies: Primary Sources

Primary Source Collections

Many specialized projects are available online; see this list and the second and third items below for suggestions.


UCLA Library Guides on Europe
An excellent introduction.  Check under the Primary Sources tab. 

Washington University Library Guides on Europe

World History Sources
Scholarly reviews of online primary source archives. Select Europe.

European Navigator
Provides high quality research and educational material on the history of European integration (the EU).

Google Books

HathiTrust Digital Library


Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Early English Books Online

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“Each collection can be purchased separately or together as one package. Complaining that a collection of this magnitude is not fully comprehensive is a bit churlish but it is fair to say that some scholars will find it more useful than others, as this review will show. I will discuss how the collection has been sorted and presented and end with a few observations about where this leaves us.”  Reviews in History:


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Cynthia Tysick
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Originally published 5 December 2014 by Charles D’Aniello, Don Hartman, Cindi Tysick, & Dave Bertuca