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U.S. History: Article Databases

This U.S. history guide focuses on information resources best suited for meeting the research needs of Oakton Community College students and faculty.

Suggested search terms

Combine United States history with other search terms. For example:

  • United States history and Race
  • United States history and Popular music
  • United States history and Immigration

Sometimes the U.S.A. or North America is already implied. For example:

  • Indians of North America and history
  • African Americans and education and history

Recommended online databases for finding articles about U.S. history

Identify articles in scholarly journals or popular magazines by looking up your search terms in one of the selected databases below. 

You also can find a complete list of online databases organized by subject on the Library's A-Z List of Databases.

Use your Oakton username and password to login from a non-campus computer.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Use citation results from Google Scholar to find full-text articles in one of the Library's databases.

What is the difference between scholarly and popular articles?

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EBSCO Advanced Searching Tutorial

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