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History: Finding Articles


We have access to many thousands of e-journals and print journals.

Searching for a specific journal title?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Find Journal link.

2. Search here for the title of the journal e.g. American History.

Searching for a specific journal article or generally for a topic?
1. Go to FINDit. Select the Article Search tab.
2. Search here for the title of the article e.g. 'The broken hexagon: French nuclear culture between Empire and Cold War'. 


Here are some of the most important databases for History:

American National Biography Online  More than 18,000 profiles of people from all eras and from all walks of life who have influenced and shaped American history and life.

Defining Gender 1450-1910   Access to primary source material for those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective.

Early European Books
Early European Books provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701.

Historical Abstracts  Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more.

History of Feminism
Covers the period 1776-1928 with an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes. 

History Reference Center  This is a full text history reference database and features full text for more than 150 leading history journals. 

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP)
Incorporates the 18th Century and 20th Century Parliamentary Papers Collections.

Humanities International Complete  A collection for comprehensive coverage of the humanities with full text content.

JSTOR Arts & Humanities II & III An archive of important scholarly journals in many disciplines, primarily in the humanities and social sciences

Web of Science   A multidisciplinary index containing access to the Science Citation Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.



Journals provide the latest research and comment.

Here are some examples of eJournals :



Occasionally the Library offers trials of new databases to allow students and staff the opportunity to examine their suitability. Depending on the feedback obtained, and the cost involved, some of these databases may be added to the USW collection. 

Please send us your comments or feedback.





Google Scholar is a great way of searching for information and is a useful supplement to database searches. More information can be found on our Help page.



Search the archives of UK national and local newspapers by using any of the following resources:

European Newsstream

Historical News Archives


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