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UTM Primary Sources: Digital Collections

This guide is created for scholars and students who do research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
It lists online resources that include primary sources and that the University of Toronto Library has purchased or subscribes to.

Government / Legislative Documents

Freely accessible online collections

Presidential Libraries


Digital Archives with Various Primary Sources

Access via the UTL

Freely accessible online collections

Newspapers, News Reports & Other Periodicals Databases

Freely accessible online collections

Selected Historical Newspapers & Periodicals

Sample Digitized Newspapers (Freely Accessible)

Visit the list of 2,838 digitized newspapers on the Library of Congress website.

Pamphlets, Policies, etc.

Official & Private Records of Presidents

Literature, Videos, and Music

African-American Studies

Many websites/databases/platforms listed above include materials for African-American Studies. The following databases/websites could be more dedicated to African-American Studies.

Access via the UTL

Some examples ▼ ▼ ▼ from Gale Archives Unbound

Freely accessible online collections