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UC Berkeley Library subscribes to several databases that include primary sources. You will find them on our A-Z Database List.
Select the Database Type - Archival Collections and Primary Sources.
For other digital collections, check out the links to online primary sources in our many other guides.
Use the search term "primary sources."
Tips on searching primary source databases
Use terminology of the time or country when doing full-text searches, especially within newspaper databases.
African American, Black, Colored, etc.
Belgian Congo, Zaire, Democratic Republic of Congo
Text-mining and digitized primary sources
Are you working on a Digital Humanities project? Have you tried Gale's Digital Scholar Lab? This cloud-based tool includes several text-mining tools that you can use to analyze many of Gale's digitized primary sources that UC Berkeley holds.
Build textual content sets from Gale primary source collections for data visualization and text data mining. Users will need to click Sign In and login with their @berkeley.edu account
Primary source collections include: American Fiction
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990, American Fiction, Archives Unbound, Archives of Sexuality & Gender, British Library Newspapers, The Economist Historical Archive, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Indigenous Peoples: North America, The Making of Modern Law, The Making of the Modern World, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, Sabin Americana, 1500-1926, The Times Digital Archive, The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, U.S. Declassified Documents Online
World War I Poster
"Are you a Victory Canner?" Poster from the National War Garden Commission,1918