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HIST 2280: West & the Middle East

Selected Databases


Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Journals by Subject


Beyond the DNL

Can't find the book or article you want? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!

Other options for finding books:

Google Book Search

Other options for finding articles:

Sometimes if the Library doesn't have the full text of an article, you can find it by searching for the article title in Google Scholar.

Google Scholar Search

Selected Databases

Below are some suggestions to help you get started.  Remember - check out the Research Guides by Subject for more databases for your interdisciplinary topic.

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
"(islam OR muslim)" AND (women OR fem*)
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    Watch this tutorial below to learn how to find full-text articles.

    What is a database?

    Databases are basically just search engines for articles on specific subjects.