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Sources for Jamaican History: Home

This guide provides descriptions and links to useful databases, websites, digital collections and other resources for researching Caribbean History.


The guide provides links to useful resources for researching Jamaican history and heritage. The guide is designed for University of the West Indies' students but can be helpful to anyone researching this subject.

Click on the tabs to navigate the collections; Reference Sources outline sources that provide background information such as bibliographies, encyclopedias etc.

Books, magazines, journals etc. are not listed in a specific tab because catalogues for libraries and archives to identify these can be found under the "Libraries, Archives and Museum" tab.


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Yulande Lindsay
West Indies & Special Collections Section
Main Library
University of the West Indies
Mona Campus
Kingston 7
(876) 935-8296