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H U.S. History (Mr. Rosenfels): Secondary Sources

Bodleian Library, Oxford

Archway leading to the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 12 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/151_2546343/1/151_2546343/cite

Scholarly Articles - for analysis

Now that you are thoroughly versed on your topic, see what other scholars are arguing about. Scholarly articles, while shorter than books and longer than reference articles, are full of historical analysis and argumentation. Don't be afraid to disagree with the articles you find--that's what historiography is all about. BUT, make sure you support your disagreement with evidence. 

 

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*Off campus access requires "Meadows Discovery Search" username and password found in our Google document, "2020-21 Off Campus Database Passwords."

Journal Databases

A few databases (like JSTOR) are devoted primarily to scholarly literature, however many others (like EBSCO's Academic Search Complete) index many types of sources including scholarly ones.  When searching the latter, be sure to use Advanced Search and filter results for "Peer-Reviewed" or "Scholarly Articles."

 

JSTOR JSTOR is an archival database, which means that its mission is to archive older publications. Their website states "Journals in JSTOR have "moving walls" that define the time lag between the most current issue published and the content available in JSTOR. The majority of journals in the archive have moving walls of between 3 and 5 years, but publishers may elect walls anywhere from zero to 10 years." All scholarly articles are peer-reviewed. 

 

This database is designed for academic institutions, including reports, periodicals, journals, books and more. 

 

 

                     

 

 

Power Search

Library at Chantilly

The library (Cabinet des Livres) of Chateau of Chantilly, Picardy, France. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 12 May 2016.
http://quest.eb.com/search/126_549741/1/126_549741/cite

Guide template courtesy of

Qi Huang, E-Resources Librarian at The Harker School