HIST 007: US History Civil War to Present

Article Databases

Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic.  The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.

1.  Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic.  Examples:  literature, film, anthropology, history...

2.  Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department).  Look for "Recommended" databases.

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject

Sample Searches - America: History and Life

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > H > History > America:  History and Life

To search, start with a word or phrase (two or more words together)

Narrowing:  think about places, people or groups, time periods, aspects or events that might help you narrow your topic

Examples:

1.  woman's suffrage

2.  add another term in the search box below:  california

3.  for time period, click on search options and add in "historical period from"  1877-1930

4.  modify search instead of "california" try temperance

5.  modify search instead of temperance try periodicals or newspapers or journalists

6.  if that search seems too broad, change "select a field" to "subject" next to your search terms

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:

UC e-Links image

For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Last Update: February 02, 2012 16:59