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History Quick Start Guide
1. Article Literature
Articles relating to History can be found most easily in Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile and OmniFile Full-Text Select. Starting your article search in either of these databases will usually yield the best results. 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 There are also a lot of historical reference books in the Library's physical and electronic collection. Click on the Books Tab to search our catalog, and Reference Tab for more ideas.
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. 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.