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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.
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 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.
Nineteenth-Century Collections Online
Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012.