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Get Started with World History Resources

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


JSTOR provides many full-text scholarly articles in different fields but does not provide access to the most current years; instead, coverage usually ends about 3-5 years ago, depending on the journal.

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below search for articles about the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire.

  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simpler.
  • I used quotes to search for words together as a phrase (i.e. "byzantine empire").
  • I checked the box next to Articles under Item Type to show just articles in my search results.
  • Click the Submit Advanced Search button to start searching for articles.

An example search using the keywords Byzantine Empire and Crusades. Remember to check the box next to Articles under Item Type to show just articles in your search results.

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 803 articles related to my keywords. 

  • Results are automatically sorted by relevance, so the most relevant articles are displayed first in the list of results.
  • To read an article, click on the Download PDF button and accept JSTOR's terms.

This search found 803 articles. Click the Download PDF button to save or print an article.

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