History: Library Databases

Use this guide to find information about topics in History

Finding Articles

Databases allow you to search for articles about your topic. They show you information about an article: the title, author, and name of the journal or magazine the article appeared in. This is called the citation. Some databases also contain an abstract, or summary, of the article.

Many databases also include the articles themselves (called the full text of the article). When that happens, you should see a link to an HTML or PDF document. If you do not see a link, click on

The yellow "Get it @GVSU" button

This will check the other library databases for the full text of the article.

U.S. History Databases

This list serves as a good starting point for historical research within the United States. It is not a comprehensive list of all available American history subject databases. Please use the "Historical Newspapers" and "United States History" tab for further resources.

General databases

World History Databases

This list serves as a good starting point for historical research outside of the United States. It is not a comprehensive list of all available history subject databases. Please use the tabs to narrow down resources by geographical location.

Subjects: History
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