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HIST 1100: Inventing the West (Hendley) Spring 2023 1100-01 and 1100-06

Librarian: Mary Lynn Bensen

Finding Articles in Scholarly Journals Using Library Databases

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 Renaissance Quarterly. An example of a popular magazine is People.

All of the following databases are listed alphabetically by title on the library web site under Databases.

Selected Databases Covering Many Subjects, Including History

Academic OneFile

            Provides access to scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Academic Search Complete 

Provides selected full text for scholarly journals and popular magazines across the disciplines.  Limit search to “Peer Reviewed.”

 Selected Databases Covering Women’s Gender Studies

Gender Studies Collection (Gale)

            Includes selected full text of popular and scholarly sources on gender studies.

Gender Watch

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