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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Get Started with World History Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the major databases for finding resources in world history

About Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts searches many peer-reviewed History journals, but when you search it, you will not immediately retrieve full-text articles. This is an Indexing and Abstracting database, so you will get a citation and an abstract that describes the work.

Conducting a Search

The screenshots below show a search for articles on the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire.

  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "byzantine Empire").
  • I put my keywords in different search boxes to make a simpler search.
  • I clicked the green search button to find articles.

Put byzantine empire in quotation marks to search for the words together as a phrase and put keywords into different boxes for a simpler search. Click green Search button to start finding articles.

 

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 31 results.

  • Check the box next to Peer Reviewed from the options in the menu on the left to show just scholarly journal articles in your results.
  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles appearing at the top of the list.
  • If the full text is not available, click on the Check for Full Text button. This will allow you to search in other databases or request it through Interlibrary Loan.

This search found 31 results for articles. Click the Check for Full Text button to find articles in other databases.