Find scholarly journal articles: starting points
When you're looking for scholarly sources in history, it's essential to check the relevant database(s) to find journal articles. Use Historical Abstracts for researching topics beyond the US. Use America, History and Life when you're researching topics that involve the US. It's often a good idea to check both if you're researching something with an international component.
• To find the full PDFs of articles, use the FindIt button (to download the PDF, or if needed, to request the article via ILL).
• If you find some articles that seem related to your topic, look at the Subject terms applied to them. Then try searching for those subject terms to see if you can find better results.
• On the Advanced Search page of both Historical Abstracts and America, History and Life, you can narrow your search results to articles discussing particular time periods. This can be helpful to narrow down your results.