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HIS372: United States in the 20th Century

A guide to support student learning and research in the history of the United States in the 20th century.

Political Science Databases

Recent history topics may also be covered in Political Science databases. Some of the sources below may be relevant for topics in the later part of the 20th century.

Retrospective Databases

Tips for Database Searching

To find relevant articles and information in a database you need to create a search to tell the system to find journal articles on your topic.

You will identify keywords and form a search request.
Successful searching often needs Boolean Searching (Using And and OR) and Truncation (Word variations). 

DON'T PANIC at these terms, your probably know how to do this already. However, just to make sure everyone is aware of these tips, here are two tutorials to make sure.

What Type of Information are you Using?

You may find these sources help you identify the type of material you have found in your research.