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Citation Sources

RefWorks
Bibliography manager database that stores research citations.  Sorts, formats and presents the citations as needed. More Information.

Citation Machine
Interactive web tool that generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Major Databases

HISTORY

America: History and Life      

The major index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910. Many links and re-directs to fulltext.

Historical Abstracts

The major index of literature covering the history and culture of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), from prehistory to the present. Many links and re-directs to fulltext.

 

MAJOR DATABASES OF FULLTEXT SCHOLARLY JOURNALS

JSTOR

Fulltext archive to hundreds of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines in facsimile format (including images), from the first volume until 3 – 6 years ago (date varies per publisher embargo).  DOES NOT INCLUDE recent issues/volumes, but may link to recent fulltext in other databases.

 
INTERDISCIPLINARY DATABASES

Academic Search Premier 

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with fulltext for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF/HTML backfiles to 1975 or earlier are available for numerous journals.  Many cited references link to fulltext.

ISI Web of Knowledge

Index to over 8,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, many with links to fulltext. Enables tracking authors cited in the research literature.  

EBSCOhost

Around 80 databases in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.  Most specialize in various subjects.  Also includes Academic Search Premier. 

 



 

Subject Guide

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History

Shelley Arlen

U.S. and British History Librarian
Humanities & Social Sciences
    Library West, Room 516
University of Florida Libraries
Gainesville, FL  32611-7022

352-273-2633
shelarl@uflib.ufl.edu

Encyclopedias--Online and Print

Beginning your research

Encyclopedias are excellent reference sources to consult as you consider topics for your research papers.  They provide an overview of your topic, give background, major events and people, and a brief bibliography of sources to help you get started on your research.

 

Encyclopedias can be general,

like Encyclopedia Britannica,

 

or subject-specific,

like Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War

You can search the UF catalog for subject encyclopedias with a keyword search:

   [your topic] and the word "encyclopedia." 

 

Examples:
encyclopedia and "civil war"

encyclopedia and women

encyclopedia and religion

 

REFERENCE UNIVERSE

An online guide to the contents of hundreds of subject encyclopedias, print and electronic, available from the UF Libraries. 

Search for entries related to your topic.

Examples:

Gettysburg

suffragists

protestants

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