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HIST 1301/1302 TR McCambridge: Find Articles

Scholarly research articles...

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  • Different than books, but generally you will find that both can be helpful in your research.
  • Generally shorter than books...usually fewer than 30 pages. That means that they have to be more focused, with less overview information.
  • Published more quickly than books, so they also tend to contain more up-to-date information.
  • Can be found by searching the library's collection of databases.

See below for more information about what databases are and how to use them.

Need help searching a database? Schedule an appointment with the librarian to get focused, one-on-one help. 

Databases to Try

Wondering which database to use?

That depends on what you want to find.  Knowing what you are looking for can help you choose a good database for your search.

Try one of these databases for general information about your topic including how your topic has been addressed by historians.

Looking for primary sources related to your topic?  Do you need that first-hand evidence or original document?  Try one of these databases:

What is a Database?

Library Databases - The Used Car Salesman (:36 seconds)
Courtesy BYU Library


Magazine and journal articles are found using an online tool called a database.  Basically, a database acts like an online file cabinet containing many different resources that relate to each other by their subject or topic.

Search the databases to find articles from both scholarly and popular sources.

Remember:  When off campus, you must login with your Web Advisor username and password to access a database through TCC libraries.