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Prof. Shapiro Fall 2013

History Databases

Go to BobCat - Articles tab

Select History

Do a search for your topic across all selected Core Databases or pick a database that matches your topic

Project Muse & JStor

Project Muse and JStor  provide "boutique" access to:
  • Full Text of selected Academic Journal Articles
  • Articles in most fields of the humanities and social sciences
  • Project Muse covers the most current five to ten years (this varies by journal title, check under Browse Journals for exact dates)
  • JStor covers past years mainly, mostly up to 1-4 years ago


When using JStor:
  • Click on Advanced Search
  • Unclick
  • Sort your results: Oldest to Newest to do historical research 

Newspapers, Magazines, Journals

Proquest All Subscribed Contents
A "shopping mall" of newspaper, magazine and journal articles in all subject areas
Use it to get an overview on your subject;  find historic events reported in newspapers and magazines; find primary sources such as  interviews, commentary, etc.
►Use the power of this database by Limiting Dates, Document Type (e.g. interviews, reviews), and using the fields in the Search section (Citation and Abstract vs. Citation and Document Text)
Narrow your Results list by using the menu on the right to choose Scholarly Journals, a Subject area or to select a Publication Date range 

►This is a good starting place for most topics “to see what’s out there.” It's also a great database for news, popular views, interviews