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HST 495 - Latin America and the Cold War - Sarreal: Searching Databases

Comparison: Historical Abstracts vs. JSTOR

There are multiple databases that can be searched for history articles.

America: History & Life focuses on the northern Americas including the U.S. and Canada.

Historical Abstracts With Full Text focuses the rest of the world including the southern Americas and is most appropriate for this course.

JSTOR is not a typical database the way the above databases are but it does offer search options.

Other relevant databases are listed on the Getting Started page.

Check out this table for a short comparison of Historical Abstracts and JSTOR. Brief guides on using these databases are listed under this tab: Searching Databases.

Feature

Historical Abstracts

JSTOR

 

 

 

Focuses on history

X

 

Has article abstracts

X

 

Has full text

X

X

Limit results to source type [articles]

X

X

Limit results to dates

X

X

Articles in English & Spanish

X

X

Includes books

X

X

 

 

 

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