Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
Definitive database of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With selective indexing for 1,700 journals from 1955 to present, and also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and much more. Features article (+ some book) indexing from 1955 to the present.
A collection of full-text articles from over 3000 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years. A growing number of titles are available through the current issues, as part of their "Current Scholarship Program". Select Advanced Search to strategically search amongst 45 disciplines. Choose PDF from within JStor to properly view and print articles. For convenience, JStor is now searchable on Facebook.
Provides access to scholarly journals and eBooks in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Dates of coverage varies per title.
Discover Historical Scholarship: Books
On the Library web site, search DISCOVER: Advanced Search for scholarly books and e-books.
For the first Search Index, keep it at Keyword, and for the Search Term, type in your topic AND the word university--doing so will retrieve books published by a scholarly/university press:
Example 1: hiroshima AND university
Example 2: "stonewall riots" AND university
Next, select from the list of Filters on the left:
Library: Franklin & Marshall College
Then, in the upper-right corner, select Sorted by: Best Match
When you find a book in which you are interested:
Click on the title of the book to open the full catalog record for it.
Click on the arrow to open the Description:
The Publication information appears on the top line.
If the word "university" appears, e.g. Columbia University Press, it is a scholarly book.
You will still need to confirm the author is a historian!
Note: Not all historians publish with university presses all of the time--so even if the book
was not published by a university press, it could still be possible to use the book if the
author is a historian.
If you are not satisfied with your results, return to the Filters and select:
Library: Libraries Worldwide
Format: Print book
You can request the library borrow a copy of a book from another library via EZ-Borrow or Interlibrary Loan!