Britannica Original Sources

An incomparable historical digital archive

Research history’s greatest events using eyewitness accounts through this authoritative, fully citable digital resource.

Britannica Original Sources gives students access to an extensive, continuously increasing collection of over 420,000 e-works of classic, primary source, and general reference materials covering everything from science to the arts and languages.

This vast collection enables students to research and evaluate the original sources and personal accounts of humankind’s social, political, legal and religious development, as well as some of the greatest discoveries, insights and literary achievements in the words of the actual authors, discoverers and knowledge-seekers.

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Preparing for exam success

Ideal for those preparing for exams, sources can be tailored to the national curriculum and to focus on helping children meet exam boards’ requirements.

Renowned contributors

Including Charlotte Bronte, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, James Joyce and Winston Churchill, Britannica Original Sources provides children with direct access to first-hand accounts from those at the centre of events.

12 subject areas

• World History
• Political Science
• Law
• Literature
• Science
• Mathematics
• Social Science
• Philosophy
• Religion
• Language
• Arts