Where to find sources on the Maya

Maya pyramid in the jungle
Source: https://pixabay.com/photos/mexico-ruin-maya-culture-history-853048/

Primary Sources

Colonial Latin America - Modern History Sourcebook

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

The British Museum

Search the museum's extensive artefact collection.


Mayan Religion: Internet Sacred Text Archive

This site provides links to primary sources about the religious beliefs of the Maya.

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.

Ancient Maya Flipboard Magazine

A collection of online articles and news reports about the Maya.

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.