Where to find sources on World War I

World War One diorama
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Primary Sources

World War I - Modern History Sourcebook

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


National Archives of Australia

A huge archive with a range of primary sources from Australia's history.

Australian War Memorial

Contains a vast collection of material from Australia's military history.

Trove Newspapers Online

A collection of Australian newspapers from the past.

Primary Sources - FirstWorldWar.com

The purpose of this website is to provide a summary overview of the First World War. 

Imperial War Museums

A great place for finding sources on modern warfare, particularly from a British perspective.

First World War - UK National Archives

The British archive website which provides access to a huge range of materials.

American National Archives

A massive collection of resources from American history.


The British Parthé News Footage Archive

Find real primary source film footage of major historical events from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

Conscription Debate Sources

A selection of sources on this topic.

Secondary Sources


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

World War One Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about World War One.

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.