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HIST 214: Sandin, J. (Spring 2024): Finding articles in library databases

Searching the databases

In the TCC Library, journal articles are most easily found in research databases, rather than in print.  Here are links to a few databases that will probably be most useful for you:

How to search ProQuest for articles

Explore the ProQuest Database

Find newspaper, magazine, trade journal and scholarly journal articles.


ProQuest Tutorial

Why use article databases?

Why Use Article Databases?

The Library has some journals, magazines, and newspapers in print -- but we have thousands more stored electronically in research databases, also called "library databases" or "article databases." Here are some reasons to use article databases:

  1. Looking for articles in library databases can help you find more specific information.
  2. Almost all library databases -- including all the ones featured below -- have built-in citation tools to help make the citation process easier.
  3. And to help save time, you can also narrow down your results to "peer-reviewed" articles, and remember, you  need to find at least 2 peer-reviewed sources for this assignment!

The databases listed below cover a number of subjects and are good starting points for finding articles for your final research paper in this class, but below is a link to ALL of the research databases available at your TCC Library:

History Study Center database

The History Study Center database is great place to find articles on PNW history. 

Search Tip: Select "journals" from the selection on the right side of the homepage and enter your search terms in the search box. 

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