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History Seminar

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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.

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

Finding secondary sources

Finding books on historical topics in the online catalog

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

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

Finding articles on historical topics in the 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 one or more of the History databases in the box below to find scholarly articles on history topics.

History Databases

History Journals available through the Berntsen Library

Browse through lists of journal titles accessible through the Berntsen Library.  Journal titles are gouped and arranged by subject heading.

Journal Title Search

Search for periodicals available full text.