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FYS: Contagion: diseases, ideas, and human behaviors: Articles

Specific Databases to Try

History Databases for locating Journal Articles

Both of the main History Databases work the same.  However, they contain different areas of focus. 

For a global focus, see Historical Abstracts 

For North American intersections, check out America: History and Life  

Here is a reminder of the many ways that you can control and limit your searches (in both History Databases!!!) in order to get the best results. Open the images in a new tab to zoom in!

 

 

 

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.

  • This is not an exhaustive collection, and it will not contain things published within the last 4 years.  For citations for the most current history articles, use America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.
  • Remember, because you are searching the full text of the article, choose your keywords carefully to avoid getting irrelevant articles.  A plus side of this is JSTOR is good for searching for more obscure referenes to a topic.
  • To limit your searches further, select specific disciplines from the limiting list.

jstor subjects

  • To further control your search, use special search characters to increase the presence of certain important terms:
  • ^# after a word will request that that particular word be present a minimum of # number of times in the article (ex. irish^10 AND soldier^10)
  • ~# after two words in quotes will ask that those word be within # words of each other.  (ex.  "women* suffrage"~5)
  • 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 America: History and Life.