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American History: Find Articles, Transcripts, Letters, etc.


Databases, listed on the right, will lead you to peer-reviewed journals appropriate for academic research in American history. Please note that articles published in peer-reviewed journals are reviewed by experts and rigorously vetted before publication. Non-peer reviewed journals (also known as popular sources), such as the ones found on magazine racks of large booksellers or published on Google, are not peer-reviewed. 

Cross-Disciplinary Topics

History can be said to be the discipline that studies other disciplines.  It is inherently interdisciplinary.  One discipline with which history is closely allied is literature. 

To search for information about the literature of an historical period, use the  MLA International Bibliography (Ebsco)

You can also learn about the history of another discipline by utilizing the databases specific to that discipline.  For example, you can learn about the history of Education by searching the permier database for that discipline--ERIC Database (Ebsco)

Anthropology is an allied discipline.  AnthroSource is a standard database for Anthropology.

Subject-specific Databases

Multi-subject Databases

Journal Locator

Use to check the Library's holdings for the journal you want.  It is possible that the article you want is not available in a database, but is available in print.  Print holdings of journals can be found on the Library's lower level.  These are shelved alphabetically according to title. 

Spotlighted Popular Magazine

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find something you need?  The interlibrary loan service can obtain the books or articles you are looking for.