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This guide contains links to dozens of 100% online primary and secondary resources to assist students conducting historical research without any access to physical archives or libraries. While most can be freely accessed, some may require a university account or paid subscription to view all content.
The Special Collections Reading Room is currently open by appointment only for College of Charleston students, staff, faculty, Friends of the Library, and South Carolina Historical Society members. Visit our website to learn more about research services and reading room access.
Accessing the Lowcountry Digital Library
Lowcountry Digital Library
Use the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) to access digital collections and projects that support research about the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and historically interconnected sites in the Atlantic World.
Use the search bar at the top of the screen to narrow down search results. The collections are searchable by subject, title, page content, title, or simple search. Don't forget to properly cite each source and pay attention to which institution it belongs to.
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