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HIST 2C: World History from 1700 to the Present (Spickard, Spring 2024): Finding Articles

Survey of the peoples, cultures, and social, economic, and political systems that have characterized the world’s major civilizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania from 1700 to present

About Article Databases

Finding articles in the library's databases is a multi-step process:

1. Decide which database to use. You can browse a list of  the Library's databases organized by subject or alphabetically.  I've listed some good places to start in "Recommended Articles Databases for this Class" tab, but depending on the approach you take, you may want to explore others. 

2. Always use the Advanced Search option.

3. Databases don't like full sentences! Build your search using a few words that best describe the main concepts of your topic. These are your "keywords." 

4. Select whichever filters are appropriate but do not click "full text" as one of the filters because this will severely limit your results. Instead, see #5 below.

5. If the full text of an article is not available in the database itself, use the                               link. This will take you to the article on another platform or, if we don't immediately have access to the article online, it will offer you an option to order a scanned copy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

6. Most article databases allow you to save, email, cite, download, or export citations or full articles. 

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