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General History: Find Articles

This guide contains information on basic history research

History Research

Search Tips:

  • Use keywords when searching the databases -- keep the language simple, and few.
  • If you find an article or two, search them for terminology you may have not thought of!
  • Note the number of results. This will help you get to the articles you need!
    • Too many results?
      • Make sure your topic isn't too broad, such as Health
      • Try narrowing your topic by:
        • Including a group type, such as Childhood Obesity
        • Including a location, such as California
        • Change the date range to the last few years, so the information is current
    • Too few results?
      • Try using broader topics, like 
      • Add other search terms, or try using a variety of terms for example: 'teens or teenagers or adolescents or young adults'

Still having issues? Don't forget, you can always visit the library or ask your professor for more help!

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Newspaper articles make a reliable addition to a current topic or opinion paper! These databases are updated daily with the newest newspaper articles from today's papers: