History 391: Finding Articles

When India was the World: Trade, Travel and History in the Indian Ocean
Professor: Aparna Kapadia
Spring 2019

Best Bet Library Databases

Additional Resources

The following databases can be helpful depending on the time period and subject area for your topic.

Use the following full-text resources if you are researching a lesser known person or very narrow topic.

Historical Abstracts Search Tips

  • Start your search by doing keyword searches.
  • Look at the subject headings of relevant records to determine the terminology used in the database for your topic.
  • Combine the keywords "review article" or "historiography" with your topic to find analyses of the scholarship on your topic.
  • Use the Language Limit to remove items in languages you cannot read.
  • Use the Historical Period limit to narrow your search to the time period you are researching.

Bibliography of Asian Studies Search Tips

  • Refine your search using the facets on the left side of the screen.
  • Use the Subject facet to make search results more relevant. For example:
    • India -- History -- By Period -- Late Medieval (1000-1764) 
    • Indian Ocean -- Economics -- Economic History 

Research Tip: Find Text Button

The Find Text Button

Many of our databases have this SFX Find Text Button button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it, you can request a scan from another library.