Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900). The first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covers religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and includes European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books. Illustrates the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.
An enormous collection of both in-copyright and public domain book and serial resources, many from the 19th and early 20th century.
Primary Sources in Library Catalogs
Primary sources of all types can also be found in our regular, circulating books, in special collections, and beyond. Here are few ways to find primary texts and sources by using our own Library Search.
1. Use the author search to find books we have by a particular author, politician, journalist or another type of historical witness
2. Do an advanced keyword search in The Library Search and then limit by publication year under “limit your search”) (note: you can also limit by language and many other ways)