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HISE 3525: Monarchs, Witches, and Heretics, Early Modern England 1485-1714 (Hendley) Fall 2022 3525-01

Librarian: Mary Lynn Bensen

Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals

For academic research, it is often important to use peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals rather than popular magazines. Peer review is the process by which a journal article is evaluated by experts in the field. An example of a peer-reviewed journal is the Past and Present. An example of a popular magazine is People.

All of the following databases are listed on the web site in the alphabetical list under Databases.

Databases Covering History

Bibliography of British and Irish History

          Covers the scholarly literature of British and Irish history. 

Historical Abstracts

          Indexes bibliographic literature covering world history, excluding the U.S. and Canada. 

 Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History

Academic OneFile 

Indexes scholarly journals and popular magazines covering most academic subject areas with some full text available.

 Academic Search Complete  

Provides selected full text for scholarly journals and popular magazines across the disciplines.

Humanities Source

Provides selected full text for journals in the humanities, including history.

JSTOR Archive

Provides access to the full text of journals in many subject areas. There is no coverage for the last 3-5 years.  Includes 19th-century British Pamphlets (a collection of primary sources).

Periodicals Archive Online

Includes full text of journals that span 200 years in the humanities and social sciences.

Project Muse

Provides full text of journal articles in the social sciences and humanities.

 Databases Covering Gender Studies

Gender Studies Collection (Gale)

            Includes selected full text of popular and scholarly sources in the area of gender studies.


Provides selected full text of journals, newsletters and research reports on studies of women and gender.