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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 352: Europe in the World, 1750 to the Present

A course guide.

1. Historical Abstracts

The two main article databases for history are Historical Abstracts and America: History & Life. One or the other of these databases is usually the best starting place to search for scholarly articles in English on topics in history.

America: History and Life covers articles, book reviews, and dissertations on all periods of North American history published since 1964, and in some cases it provides links to the full text of the articles online. Historical Abstracts covers articles, book reviews, and dissertations published since 1954 on all aspects of world history, excluding North America, from 1450 to the present.

Your search results display as short records, which you can expand by clicking on the title. The full entry shows you an abstract or summary of the article. Some of the records provide a link to the full text of the article.

2. Other Article Databses

3. Ejournals

There are several major collections of full-text electronic journals. In these databases you can browse individual issues of journals, or you can do a search across the entire database.

To get to JSTOR, go to the "Quick Links" on the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library web site, or go to Online Research Resources and type "JSTOR" in the search box. Some of the titles you will find in JSTOR:

  • Ethnohistory
  • Hispanic American Historical Review
  • English Historical Review
  • American Journal of Legal History
  • Journal of African American History (and its predecessor, Journal of Negro History)
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of Social History
  • The Economic History Review
  • Diaspora: Journal of Transnational Studies
  • Journal of Asian American Studies
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • History and Memory
  • Journal of Social History
  • Radical History Review
  • Journal of Women's History
  • Oral History Review

To get to Project Muse, go to the "Quick Links" on the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library web site, or go to Online Resources from the Library Gateway and type "Project Muse" in the search box.