The Library subscribes to a large number of history journals. Use the E-Journal Finder or the Articles file in the Library's catalog to look for known references. Request articles from journals that are not part of the Library's collections through interlibrary loan.
Below is a list of selected history databases that are your gateway to discover journal articles on your topic of choice. The Library's blue Findit button serves as a bridge to the full text.
Recommended Databases for Historians
The scope of this database is limited to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers journal articles on world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
International Medieval Bibliography (Brepols)
Indexes and abstracts articles, book reviews, and book chapters. Covers all aspects of medieval studies within the date range of 400 to 1500 for the entire continent of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Additional Sources for Journal Articles
This page enables you to search millions of full text articles and other electronic resources available through the Library. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches. Check "Include articles at other libraries" to expand your search to content not available locally.
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. Current content is generally not covered. Note that JSTOR does not include all the history journals that the Library has access to.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
This database includes unique citation information. See who is citing whom. Coverage begins 1991 to present and only a selected set of journals is indexed.
Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
This database includes unique citation information. See who is citing whom. Coverage begins 1956 to present and only a selected set of journals is indexed.
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (EBSCO)
Covers some of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines.
Iter Bibliography (University of Toronto)
Indexes academic journals, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations pertaining to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Covers the years 400 to 1700. Includes publications in the major European languages from the middle of the 19th century to the present.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Indexes and selectively abstracts journal articles, book reviews, and book chapters about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (National Library of Israel)
A selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies.