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Finding Periodical Articles
Use the following databases to locate scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles and book reviews on your topic.
Education Full Text
To find information on higher education, use (colleges or universities or "higher education") Use a term describing the era you're interested in ("cold war" or "post WWII"). The thesaurus can also help you.
America: History & Life (EBSCO)
America History and Life is comprehensive index of journals articles, book reviews, and dissertations related to the history and culture of the United States and Canada from 1450 - present. Limited to 6 simultaneous users.
Academic Search Premier
A good place to start your research, Academic Search Premier provides full text for scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals as well as general interest sources.
JSTOR provides access to ebooks and scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and the social sciences. Works best in Chrome (Firefox creates problems with pop-up blockers).
Project MUSE provides online access to a large selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals and ebooks.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Index to journal articles and bibliographic citations to books and dissertations on the history of the world (except for the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Limited to 6 simultaneous users
Find Newspaper Articles
Newspaper articles can give you ideas about issues that the public felt were important during the time you're interested in.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The No. 1 news source for college and university faculty and administrators. In print it is a weekly newspaper; online version is updated continuously. This is higher education's answer to the New York Times and includes facts, opinions, job offers, book reviews and up to the minute news from college campuses everywhere. Create a free personal account to receive email newsletters, job alerts, etc.
New York Times (Historical)
This database provides you access to the complete content of The New York Times newspaper (1851 - 2008) including all articles, editorials, advertisements and photographs.
Washington Post (Historical)
This database provides you access to the complete content of Washington Post newspaper (1877 - 1997) including access to all articles, editorials, advertisements and photographs.