SEARCH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
This is a selective list of databases which can be used for locating journal articles on historical topics. There are many other databases available, some of which may be more appropriate to your topic of interest. To see the complete list, click the Alphabetical List of Databases link in the Other Databases box to the left.
Many of our databases will give you the full-text of the article, but that is not always the case. If the full-text of the article is not available in the database you are looking at, try these options:
When searching in the databases for articles the following tips may help you.
* This is the truncation symbol, it searches for variations of your term. For example: teach* will return: teaches, teacher, teachers, teaching
AND - Use the word AND when you want to combine search terms (this will reduce the number of items found). For example: repeated reading AND fluency will find articles that discuss repeated reading and fluency.
OR - Use the word OR when you are searching for a topic that may have different names (this will expand the number of items found). For example: reading aloud OR oral reading will find articles with any of these words.
NOT - Use the word NOT when you want to exclude certain terms from your results. For example: qualitative NOT mixed methods will find articles that talk about qualitative research but exclude any that are mixed methods.