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HISTORY: Research Guide

Search tips and resource suggestions for research in history.

Your Librarian

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Amanda Walch
Raugust Library, Reference & Instruction Office
701-252-3467 ext. 5441

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In This Section

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  • Core databases to search for articles
  • More databases with broader or narrower scopes to try
  • Selected scholarly journals from the field of history


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Articles, which you can access through databases and through the library's catalog, will report on specific research done by scholars in the field. When you know your topic or research question, dig into articles for information that will support your ideas or answer your questions.

Core Databases

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These are your go-to databases for historical research.

More Databases

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These databases either focus on particular topics or aspects of historical research, or have a broader scope than the databases above.

Selected History Journals

Need Help Finding Articles?

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Contact the Reference & Instruction Librarian for help...

  • Finding a Database
  • Identifying Search Terms
  • Citing Resources
  • Creating a Research Plan
  • Getting the Most out of Library Resources!