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History Resources: Articles/Databases

A guide to resources for research and study of history.

Browse Current Periodicals

Browse the Current Periodicals section on the 2nd floor of library for these titles and others:

Film & History                             Middle East Journal

Political Science Quarterly       Radical History Review

UN Chronicle                              World Politics

Journal vs. Magazine

Peer-reviewed (also referred to as scholarly) articles appear in academic or professional journals.  The term "peer-review" means that the content of each article is reviewed by a panel of experts for accuracy and authority prior to publication.  Common components of a scholarly article include author credentials, literature review, methodology (if a research article), findings (if a research article), conclusions and a reference bibliography.

Magazine articles often do not include a reference bibliography, and in some cases the author and credentials are not listed.  Without that type of information, it is difficult to verify the source.  For most research projects, your professors will expect you to use strong, verifiable sources that have undergone peer-review prior to publishing.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Looking for an article that is not available in a library database?  The library will attempt to get a copy for you.

See the library website for more information on Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

Library Databases