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History 311: Wisconsin History: Journal Articles

An online course guide for finding library resources for use with History 311

Library Article Databases

For articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers, use the Library's article databases. Choose the database(s) you need based on your topic. Some databases cover a variety of subject areas, while others are more specialized.

If you don't know which database to use, look on the Articles & Databases webpage and see the Databases by Subject links for suggested databases in your topic area, or use the Databases by Title alphabetical listing.

For topics in Wisconsin history, you might start with:

  • America: History and Life with Full Text - (Ebscohost)
    The premier database for information on U.S. and Canadian history. Includes articles and book reviews, and covers topics from prehistory to the present.
  • JSTOR
    Search for journal articles and book reviews in a variety of subject areas, including history. Using the Advanced Search screen allows you to limit to articles, as well as to specific disciplines such as history.
  • Humanities Source - (Ebscohost)
    Articles and citations from scholarly journals and popular magazines on topics in the humanities, including history.
  • Project Muse
    Search for articles and book reviews in a variety of subject areas, including history.
  • Academic Search Complete - (Ebscohost)
    Articles and citations from scholarly journals and popular magazines on a wide variety of topics.

For a complete list of the Library's article databases, see the Databases by Title alphabetical listing on the Articles & Databases webpage.

For information on how to tell the difference between a scholarly article and a popular (i.e., non-scholarly) article, see the Scholarly v. Popular tab in this guide.

Contact a reference librarian if you need assistance.

Find the Full Text

Most databases have both full text articles and article citations. When an article is not available in full text, use the  button to determine if Andersen Library has the article. 

Click the Find It button displayed near article citation.

You will be linked to Research@UWW away from the database you are searching in. 

1 of 3 options will be available to you:

1.) If we have access to the article, a link to the article in the database that it is available will display under the View It tab.

Simply click on the link provided, and you will be linked to the full text article to view in a library database.

2.)If we only have access to the article in print, the Get It tab will display. This will show you the location of where you can find the article in Andersen Library.

3.) If neither of the first two options are available, you will see a link that says We can get it for you! (Document Delivery/Illiad) under the Get It tab.

Simply login with your Net ID, and click request. We will do our best to find the article for you by requesting a copy from another library. This is available free of charge to students and faculty. Please allow up to 3-4 days for your request to be filled. Articles can be accessed by logging into My ILLiad located on the library homepage. You will receive an e-mail to your UWW e-mail account when the article becomes available.