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Databases for this class
Historical Abstracts This link opens in a new window
Best database for world history. Lists scholarly articles from history journals. Allows you to search by journal name. Each article is summarized. Covers the history of civilization (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
African Journals Online This link opens in a new window
African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is an online service to provide access to African-published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.
GLOCAT (Advanced Search)
Search SUNY Geneseo's Library holdings, and holdings of libraries from around the world (including all SUNY libraries), plus hundreds of databases for print and online content.
You will write a well-formed essay using at least 8 scholarly sources, both books and journal articles. This is not an assignment that websites and magazines will be acceptable. Use Chicago Manual of Style format.
More potential resources
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Good for searching for humanities articles in full text, but it can be difficult to ensure that the articles you find are specifically written by historians.
WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch) This link opens in a new window
Excellent for searching for books online. Will get you more results than using GLOCAT, but suffers from a poorer interface and the fact that it will dump you into GLOCAT every time you need to order a book.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
Great for finding a grab bag of scholarly articles, but suffers from inconsistent access, and is difficult to discern whether each author is a historian.
Great for finding large numbers of books and for checking out a book to see if it is worth ordering; Suffers from inconsistent access, and the snippets can be a trap, as they are likely to cut out right before the author reverses the point.