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History: World War I: Primary Sources

Key Resources

Key resources


Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1
"Stories, films and historical material about the First World War...mixes resources from libraries and archives across the globe with memories and memorabilia from families throughout Europe."

European Film Gateway 1914 Project "Digitising Film From and About the First World War"

British Library's website on World War one

"Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict. "

About this guide

Welcome to the research guide for
World War I


Use this guide is to locate information resources for your research on World War I topics.  See the tabs at the top of the page to navigate the sections of this guide.

Instructional Materials

Debunking Myths about World War I

from ABC-CLIO's History From the Headlines series

Curriculum and resources from a national collaboration, including San Diego State and the National Center for History in the Schools

Includes a unit:  The Causes and Consequences of World War I