Free Trial of Britannica Original Sources – Available Now Through Sept. 30!

by Sarah Berry

Take advantage of the Rohrbach Library’s month-long trial of Britannica’s Original Sources Database. Starting September 1, KU students and faculty can access the multitude of primary source documents available on the electronic database, which include works by classic authors, such as Jane Austen and Frederick Douglass, as well as the journals of explorers, like Christopher Columbus. Additional resources include documents pertaining to a variety of topics and events, including the Affordable Health Care Act, the Viking invasions, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

To take advantage of this trial, head to and enter the following (all lowercase): Username: backto    Password: school

Britannica Original Sources

Remember, this trial is only available from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Don’t miss out!

Note, Britannica’s Original Sources database can be found and accessed through the library’s A-Z database list under “O.”

*As of October 2016, Britannica Original Sources is now a member of the Rohrbach Library database suite and is available to all students and faculty.


1 Response to “Free Trial of Britannica Original Sources – Available Now Through Sept. 30!”

  1. 1 theberrybot October 12, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Reblogged this on The More You Know… and commented:

    If you missed the free trial of Britannica Original Sources, the Rohrbach Library has good news for you!

    The database has now been added to the Rohrbach Library’s suite of research resources. Now students, faculty, and teachers can access over 420,000 primary source documents, books, and images.

    Check out Britannica Original Sources now by clicking here.

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