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History: Articles

Finding Articles in OneSearch


 

 

Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles).  For more information on the difference between these types of articles, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

Additional Databases for History Research

You can also use these databases to find more journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Academic Search Complete
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 8500 full-text periodicals.

America: History and Life
This database covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present.

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This database is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, and contains the citation information for more than 32,000 titles.

JSTOR
Great for historical research, this database provides full-text access to hundreds of journals. Articles published within the last 5 years are typically not available in this database.

ProQuest Research Library
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 5000 journal titles from 1971 to present day.

Database Search Tips

  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around the terms. This tells the database you want to find articles with those two words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "World War II"
  • Use "AND" to search for two or more concepts together.
    • For example: "World War II" AND "United States" AND women
  • Use "OR" to search for alternate or related terms.
    • For example: "social movements" OR "social change"

Peer-Reviewed vs. Popular

For your assignments, you may be asked to use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles.  These are articles written and reviewed by experts in their discipline. Most databases will have ways to filter or limit searches to these types of articles.

Other types of articles you may find in our databases include newspaper articles, magazine articles, and sometimes conference papers and dissertations.

For more information on article types, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

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