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Special and North Carolina Collections: Primary Sources: More Sources

Primary sources in the library's Rare Books, Manuscripts, University Archives, and North Carolina Collections.

Looking for Primary Sources Elsewhere

While you are encouraged to use ECU's Special Collections,  there are a variety of other ways to access historical primary sources. If you are researching a subject that is not well-covered by our collections, the resources on this page may be helpful to you. The library pays for many of the below resources so that ECU students can access them; however, some resources - such as the North Carolina Digital Collections and DigitalNC - are freely available to all. Residents of North Carolina who are not affiliated with ECU may have access to the NC Live databases through their public library.

North Carolina

Also see the "Historical Newspapers" box to the right.

Europe and World

U.S. and the Americas

Maps and Images

General Primary Source Resources for Instructors

Historical Newspapers

Government Documents

InterLibrary Loan

Use InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery services to request articles, books, media, and more from other libraries when ECU libraries do not have what you need.