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Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles about the history of the world, excluding the United States and Canada. Coverage dates: 1955 - present



Scholarly journals from first issue to 3-5 years ago, plus scholarly ebooks. Multiple subjects, especially strong in arts and sciences. Coverage dates: 1800 - present

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Historical primary sources from around the world about a variety of subjects. Coverage dates: 1400 - present

Identifying Keywords

For this course, think about the information you need. Look at the questions from the assignment and identify the main ideas, and combine them with the name of the nation you are studying. For example:

  • [Name of nation] AND Colonialism 
  • Colonial [Name of nation]
  • [Name of nation] AND independence

Also think of synonyms. For example, synonyms for colonialism could be:

  • imperialism
  • colonization

Use these combinations of words when searching in library databases.

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