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History 221, Fall 2013: Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa: Articles, e-Resources

Using Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is the major database for history related articles on topics other than the United States and Canada (see America: History and Life for this).  You will probably find this database very helpful as you search for the historical background information on your topic.  Here is a reminder of the many ways that you can control and limit your searches in order to get the best results.

Historical Abstracts

Tips for Jstor

Jstor is an excellent full text archive of humanities, social science and business journals and includes a large number of history journals.

  • Remember, because you are searching the full text of the article, choose your keywords carefully to avoid getting irrelevant articles
  • To limit your searches further, select specific disciplines from the limiting list.

jstor subjects

  • Jstor is does not in include articles from the last 2-3 years of most of its journals, so for the most recent scholarship, search Historical Abstracts.

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