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HIST 4600 Historiography Seminar – The Atlantic World 1415 – 1890 (Noorlander) Fall 2022 4600-05

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.  Book reviews, although helpful for finding book titles, do not count as scholarly articles.  Book reviews offer descriptions and evaluations of books.

All of the following databases are listed on the web site alphabetically by title under the tab Databases. Databases are categorized under Browse by Discipline.


America: History & Life

Covers the scholarly literature about Canadian and U.S. history.

Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature

Selected and critical reviews of recent historical books, journals and articles covering all periods of history.

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Indexes the scholarly literature on British & Irish history.

Gale World Scholar:  Latin America and the Caribbean

            Includes primary and secondary sources.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)

Covers content of scholarly journals published on Latin America and the Caribbean since 1970.  Many articles are in Spanish.

Historical Abstracts

Covers scholarly literature on world history between 1450 and the present, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

Gender Studies


Selected full text of publications that cover women's and gender issues.

Gender Studies Collection (Gale)

Complements coverage of GenderWatch.

Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History

Academic OneFile

Indexes popular magazines and scholarly journals across the disciplines from 1980 to the present.  

Academic Search Complete

Complements coverage of Academic OneFile.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Provides full text of scholarly journals across the disciplines.

JSTOR archive

            Provides access to the full text of journals in many subject areas, but excludes full-text coverage for the last 3-5                 years.

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.