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Help with Historical Abstracts & America: History and Life

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Start at the library home page, and click the Databases tab at left. Click the initial letter of the database you are looking for in the A-Z listing, or browse the titles on the page. Click the name of the database you are looking for.

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About the Databases

America: History and Life is  an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexing 1,700 journals from 1964 to present; this database is an bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Includes both English-language journal coverage and an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including

✦ world history 
✦ military history 
✦ women's history 
✦ history of education and more. 

This authoritative database provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955

Searching the Library's History Databases

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