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History: Articles & Databases

Welcome to the History Subject Guide! Here, you'll find resources to complete all of your history-related assignments, including history databases full of articles and reference entries, books, ebooks, journals, reliable Web sites, and much more!

Database Searching Tips & Tricks

Tip #1: Think of as many synonyms and related terms as possible for your topic. Scholars and journalists may use different words to describe similar ideas, so searching with multiple keywords will ensure that you do not miss out on relevant material just because it employs different terms. 

Tip #2: For quick, effective searching, utilize Boolean operators. 

  • AND = Narrows your search. Will return results in which terms appear together. e.g., Media AND Elections
  • OR = Broadens your search. Will return results in which either term appears. e.g., Media OR Elections
  • NOT = Narrows your search. Will return results in which a specified term is excluded. e.g., Media NOT elections

History Databases

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