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The following databases and websites are good starting points for History research
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History Quick Start Guide

1. Article Literature

Articles relating to History can be found in EBSCO Discovery Service which searches all the library's holdings. However, if you still can't find the right article, click on the Articles Tab to find more places to search. Electronic access to Pacific Historical Review is through JSTOR that is the only journal we get through JSTOR. 

2. Background Information

Background information can be found using Gale Virtual Reference Library, and this is typically the best place to start your reference search. There are also a lot of historical reference books that can be found in the library's catalog. To do biblical research online use the Oxford Biblical Studies Online platform whcih includes 6 versions of the Bible, concordances, a one-volume commentary, Bible atlas, and a 5,000 entry biblical encyclopedia. 

3. Statistical Information

A good place to look for historical statistical information is the US Census Bureau and Library of Congress Global Gateway. To expand your search, click on the Websites Tab. Once there, you will find many links to websites containing relevant data and statistics.

4. Streaming Online Videos

We subscribe to two databases of streaming online educational videos. Both include videos on history including March of Time (on Academic Video Online Premier) and historical newsreel footage (Films on Demand). Academic Video Online Premier and Films on Demand.

5. Still can't find what you are looking for?

Ask a librarian! You can find our contact information on the right side of this page.

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