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Colonial America -- History 305: Periodicals

Journal Title Finder

To see if the library has a specific magazine, journal, or newspaper, enter the title in the search box below:

Magazines vs. Journals

Magazines: Articles in magazines are usually short in length and are written in a popular style.  Examples of magazines that have articles on American history topics are American Heritage and Smithsonian.

Journals:  Articles in journals are usually lengthy and are written by scholars and experts in the field.  They often have bibliographies and extensive footnotes (which can provide leads to other sources).  Examples of journals that have articles on American history topics are Journal of American History and Journal of Southern History.

Databases

Periodicals Research Tips

  • To find primary-source articles in American Periodicals Series Online, make sure you set the date range to a specific year or possibly a span of several years.
  • When looking for scholarly journal articles in JSTOR, you may want to check the "Article" box, so that you limit your search to just articles.