Finding scholarly books and journal articles
To find scholarly books on your topic, start with Tripod.
You can expand your search to Worldcat, which lets you find relevant books that the TriCo Libraries don't own. You can easily request books from other libraries by using EZBorrow (delivery in 3-5 days), or if it'snot available from EZBorrow, through Interlibrary Loan (delivery in 1-2 weeks).
There are a few major online databases for finding scholarly journal articles and book reviews in History: America History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
If you can't find the full-text for an article through a database, place an online request for the PDF by using Article Delivery from the libraries.
Major databases for finding scholarly journal articles in history: