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History of Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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This page will assist you in locating secondary sources for your topic. Common secondary sources for historical research include books and scholarly articles.


Secondary Sources for 18th & 19th Century European History

Finding Books in Library Search

Search Library Search to find scholarly books and monographs on historical topics.

For keyword searching, remember to combine keywords with "AND", rather than using full-sentence searches.

For example, search Voltaire AND Enlightenment

Use the advanced search "Subject" field to find books about a particular person, e.g., "Voltaire, 1894-1778."

Finding Articles in JSTOR and Project Muse databases

Search JSTOR to find full-text, full-image, scholarly articles on history topics.  JSTOR is an archival database for selected titles in the humanities and social sciences.

Search Project Muse to find full text, subscription access to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Search Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar to find citations to scholarly articles. While some articles are freely available via the web, many are not. If you find a useful article citation using Google Scholar, check the Berntsen Library's Journal Title Search to see if you can access the journal via the library. Otherwise, you may request the article via interlibrary loan by submitting a request through Library Search.

Google Scholar Search

Journal Title Search

Search for periodicals available full text.