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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of history


 (search The Hartford/Connecticut Courant from 1764-1922)

 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



To find books and e-books using OneSearch, on the results page check the box on the left-hand side of the page that says 
Select History Websites

55+ Best Social Studies Websites for the Classroom – A list of the best social studies websites to help K-12 teachers create lessons that are informative, fun, and interactive. 

The Internet History Sourcebooks Project – A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. Has three foci: ancient history, medieval history and modern history as well as numerous sub groupings for more specialized areas.

Discovering American Women’s History Online – Access to more than 600 digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States.

Library of Congress Digital Collections -Provides a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
Free and open, peer reviewed online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. This link is to the History resources.

The Perseus Digital Library Collection – Showcases collections and services covering the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world and beyond.