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History: Finding Journal Articles

Basic search tips and strategies for history students

Requesting Article Copies

Please email all article copy requests to:

History Power Search
Limit Your Results

You might also try these other resources:

Historical Periodicals Collection

Historical Periodicals Collection
Limit Your Results

Sample Subject Headings

Wording for subject headings can be tricky!


  • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 NOT American Revolution
  • World War, 1939-1945 NOT World War II


  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603


  • Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.)
  • Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

Requesting Article Copies Video

No full text for the articles you want? Request copies using the library's interlibrary loan service. Obtain the article copies quickly and at no charge!

Adding Databases to Your Search

Need to make changes to your database selections in EBSCO? This quick video demonstrates how easy is it to change your search.

Search Tips

  • Experiment with a variety of keywords and subject headings
  • Use "advance search" options to limit to full text, peer review, date ranges and more
  • Selecting the correct database or combination of databases can save you time when looking for articles
  • Remember that you can get copies of articles through interlibrary loan if they're not full text in the database

Full Text Finder

This video will walk you through searching for full text availability of journal in our library.  This can be helpful if you have a specific journal article you are looking for or if you want to browse a publication.

Click here to begin searching Full Text Finder!