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Research Guides

History : American: Articles

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

Sample journals: Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, Civil War History, PNQ and  Journal of American History

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.


Link your search terms using the AND connector. For example: women and employment and world war. 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.