Some primary sources found in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions have been digitized. There are still many more primary sources only available in physical formats.
What types of primary sources are available in digital collections?
Where can you find digitized primary sources?
Primary source databases - The University of Arizona Libraries provides access to almost many digitized collections of primary sources that we have purchased or to which we subscribe. These collections span many time periods, topics, and types of primary sources.
Primary sources are also linked on some of our library guides. For example, see the History subject guides and select Find primary sources on each guide.
There are also open access digitized archives. Some examples include:
The University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections provides primary research materials encompassing eight collecting areas: Arizona & the Southwest, Arizona Queer Archives, US-Mexico Borderlands, Literature, Political Affairs, Performing Arts, History of Science, and University of Arizona History.