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Key Database: Historical Abstracts

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Historical Abstracts indexes articles, books, and other materials on history of the world, including Asia, covering time periods back to 1450.

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How do I know if an article is peer reviewed?

Step 1:  Check the peer review status of the JOURNAL.

Search for your title in Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory.

When you find your journal, look for a "referee shirt" symbol.  The symbol will appear next to any journal title that is peer reviewed and/or refereed (interchangeable terms).

Step 2:  If the JOURNAL is peer reviewed, then assess the ARTICLE.

Is it a full research article?  If your article is a short news brief, an editorial, a letter to the editor, or a re-print of a conference proceeding, it is not peer reviewed.

How do I set up and use RefWorks to keep track of my citations?

RefWorks is a tool that you can use to keep track of your citations and automatically create bibliographies. Access your RefWorks account with your UW NetID.