Finding History Articles in Academic Search Premier

Open Lee & Jim Vann Library in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

Click on the blue box "Databases a-z" on the right side of the page.

Databases are listed alphabetically. Click on the link for Academic Search Premier (EBSCO).
Enter a search term in the first search box. Keep your search simple, using a few key words to focus your topic.
For now, leave the pull-down menu at Select a Field (optional). This will search for your term as a keyword.
Click the green Search button.
You can now limit your search on the left side of the page.
Under "Limit to" check the box for "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals."
Under "Source Types" check the box for "Academic Journals." This will eliminate things like book reviews.
If you still have a large number of results, look at the options available under the "Subject." You may be able to limit your search to a more specific aspect of your topic.
The results listed will include information about where and when the article was published, as well as an abstract (summary) of the article. 
To access the complete article, click on the full text link below the article. If there is no full text available in Academic Search Premier, you will see a link "Find it." This will lead you to the full text in another database, or if not available in another database, it will give you the option of ordering the article from another library free of charge (this is called interlibrary loan).
Remember that you must use a history journal for this assignment. Sometimes history topics will appear in journals in other disciplines such as literature, sociology, and law, so be sure to check before deciding on your article.

Your can limit to a specific journal by adding the journal title in a search box and changing "Select a Field" to "SO Journal Name."