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America: History and Life This link opens in a new window
An index to scholarly articles, dissertations, and book reviews on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Covers approximately 1,800 journals.
Research Tip: Find Text Button
The Find Text Button
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If you are researching a lesser-known person or event, you may want to search one of full-text e-journals collections below:
America: History and Life 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.