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The Library of Congress Digital Collections contain a wide variety of primary source materials including maps, manuscripts, moving picture and sound recordings, newspapers, photographs, and more. Selected digitized primary source materials from the Library’s collections are highlighted below.
These guides provide curated Library of Congress resources for research,, including digitized primary source materials in a wide variety of formats, books and periodicals, online databases, and tips for searching.
This webography lists websites and databases that are free and accessible anywhere. They can provide new information or direct you to additional sources.
The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.
The MyHeritage Library Edition features a focus on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time. This emphasis, plus the strength of the index, enables scholars to access information both about specialized topics (regions, time periods) as well as social, cultural, and political trends, with a wide scope. Location and keyword search options enable the researcher to directly access information about a specific region or topic.