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United States History: Articles

Help for your research in U.S. History

Recommended article databases


Free access to full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles. These articles also come with the properly formatted citations for you to copy into your bibliography.

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Scholarly Journal or Popular Magazine

Your instructor may want you to use scholarly or peer-reviewed journals rather than popular magazines for your assignments.  Here's are some tips to help you tell the difference.

Keyword Searching - Using "AND" "OR" and "NOt"

Sample search

To find articles on the U.S. government forcing Native American children into boarding schools, try the following search:

"boarding schools" AND "American Indian"