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HI495: History Senior Seminar -- Anne Daniels / Keith Orejel: Finding Journal Articles in History Databases

Interlibrary Loan

EFFICIENCY TIP -- When your Watson librarian cannot locate a citation in house or online, the next step is to consider requesting an Interlibrary Loan.  Since this process may take a couple of weeks, do plan ahead.  Request only articles that promise to deliver quality information. 

Starting points for your research project

Key databases for History research

Find scholarly journals and other periodicals in these databases.  You can combine (cross-search) any of the EBSCO databases -- for example, America:  History and Life together with Academic Search Complete/Premier.   Use other subject databases that are a suitable match for your topic. 

Tips on Searching the EBSCO Databases

This handout illustrates the fine points of searching in the EBSCO databases, including America:  History & Life, Academic Search Complete, Historical Abstracts, and many others in the EBSCO suite. 

NOTE:  Watson librarians advise NOT checking the Full Text limiter in the EBSCO databases if you are working on a major research project.   Often there is fulltext from another OhioLINK source that isn't picked up by the full text limit.  Ask Us if you have questions about finding full text!

Additional databases for HI495

Here are more search tools for history research.  Your topic will determine your database choices. If you aren't sure which are the best databases for your project, Ask Us!

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