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History : American: Articles

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for American history. Also see the African American & Asian American history guides.

Find Articles on American History


America History & Life is the best database to use when looking for academic journal articles in the field of American history.

America History & Life

Link your search terms using the AND connector. For example: food and safety and regulation. On the search results screen, use the options on the left toolbar to narrow your search results. To find the fulltext of the article (if not provided directly in the database), click on the "Check for Full Text" button and work your way through the screens. Not all articles will be online, some may only be in print, others may not be available at the UW. Articles from journals which the UW does not own can be requested via Interlibrary loan.

Other Useful Databases for American History