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U.S. History - General: Find Articles

This guide will help you find reliable information on U.S. History.

About Databases

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of articles which are accessible online, but which (in most cases) first appeared in print sources such as scholarly journals, magazines written for the general public, or newspapers.  The articles have been placed online so that they can be easily searched and accessed.

A database normally lets you search for articles in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject or author.  Some of the articles you retrieve will in actuality only be article abstracts, or summaries.  Other articles will appear in full-text form, meaning the entire article is available to you.  Most databases have a full-text option you can choose so that only full-text articles will appear in your search results.


DASH:  Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard:  A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community. Includes a searchable database of more than 17,000 full-text articles representing a variety of disciplines (including history).

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Suggested Databases for U.S. History

These are just a few of the databases especially useful for research in U.S. Civl War history.

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