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History, U.S. & Canada *: Databases & Journals

Try These First:

Search these core American History databases for locating secondary sources:

Core American History Journals (w/online Access), A-Z

American Historical Review -- Oldest scholarly journal of history in the United States.

American Indian Quarterly -- Peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal.

Civil War History -- Foremost scholarly journal of this conflict

Early American Studies -- Sponsored by The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of American History -- Core US History journal, published by the Organization of American Historians

Journal of Cold War Studies -- Features peer-reviewed articles based on archival research

Journal of the Early Republic -- Early United States history and culture

The Western Historical Quarterly  -- The official publication of the Western History Association, WHQ's mission is to promote the study of the American West in its varied aspects and broadest sense.

William and Mary Quarterly  -- Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, this is one of the oldest scholarly journals in the US, first published in 1892. WMQ is the leading journal for the study of early American history and culture.

Next Try Some of these Subject Specific Databases

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Lastly, Try These Multidisciplinary Databases

Multidisciplinary databases are extremely useful for finding articles published in interdisciplinary journals or in journals outiside a given discipline that may still be relevant to your research topic.

In addition to containing journal articles, many of these database also provide citations for (or full-text access to) books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings, which allows you to cast a wider net in your effort to find sources.

Find out if USC has a Specific Journal

If you are looking for a specific journal, select Journals on the Libraries homepage:

If you have the exact title of the journal, search for the title and on the Results page, select "Sort by: Title":

If we have online access to this publication you'll see one or more results, with the dates available and the name of the database or publisher linking you to the journal. If we have the journal in print or on microfilm you will see location information under the "Availability" section of the item record.