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History 14F: What's Your History: Find Articles

This guide was prepared to lead you to specific items for your What's Your History? class.

Find Articles

Suggested Databases

Scholarly and Popular Resources

As you go along with your studies at Hofstra, you will find that often your professors will ask you for scholarly or peer-reviewed articles. Scholarly resources provide the following::

  • information that has been vetted by scholarly experts in the field.
  • scholarly analysis, description or evaluation of events and ideas
  • contain an abstract and always list bibliographical references
  • primary sources of information about the views of a scholarly community.

Popular resources have these attributes:

  • Articles written by non-specialists in the field.
  • Articles are reviewed by an editor, but not by a panel of experts.
  • Articles may or may not mention sources in the text.

Below you will find links to databases that will lead you to both scholarly and popular articles.  You will also see a link entitled "Find the Full Text."  This link will direct you to Journal Finder.  In cases where you do not find the full text of an article, Journal Finder will tell you if you can find this material in another database that we own, or in print, or it may tell you that we don't own this particular journal  or newspaper.  In the case where we don't own the item you are looking for, use the InterLibrary Loan link to order it from another library.

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