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Beginning Your Research in History (Fall 2020): Journals & Journal Articles

A guide to beginning your research in history using only electronic resources, with physical material access shut down in 2020.

Using Google Scholar?

​Make sure to set your Google Scholar library preferences so you can get the full text of articles through University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries subscriptions.

From the Scholar homepage:

  1. click Settings
  2. select Library Links
  3. search for University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  4. look for the "Find This for Me" link on your results page

Pro Tip: How to Get the Full Text

Not every database will provide the full text of every article you find, but don't let that stop you. If you aren't instantly connected to the article's full text, keep an eye out for the Find This for Me link:

If you still can't get access, request it through Delivery/Interlibrary Loan.

Electronic Journals

Full-Text Databases with Coverage in History

Index Databases

Indexing databases identify existing scholarship but do not necessarily provide immediate access to the scholarship. They are the best tools to use to find out what scholarship exists on a particular topic, because they are more comprehensive than full-text databases, and we often have electronic access to the scholarship through sources outside of the index itself. In other cases, however, it is necessary to request the identified sources via interlibrary loan. See the descriptions below for further information.

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