Where to find ancient history sources online

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Below are some general resources for finding sources for Ancient History. However, there are also dedicated sections for:

Primary Sources

Perseus Tufts

This website provides a plethora of ancient texts, many in the original languages, along with English Translations.


Ancient History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the classical era.


The British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact collection.

Secondary Sources

History of the Ancient World

A website that offers academic and popular articles about the Ancient World.


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

 Ancient History Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about the ancient world.

Please Note: Some internet browsers do not handle the Flipboard website very well, and it is sometimes better to have the Flipboard App on your device to view the magazine.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.