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Citation Sources

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


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 full-text.

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 full-text.



Full-text 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 full-text of recent issues/volumes, but may link to full-text in other databases.

Academic Search Premier 

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full-text 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 full-text.

Web of Science---also known as the citation indexes

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


Subject Guide

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Encyclopedias--Online and Print

Beginning your research

Encyclopedias are excellent reference sources to consult as you begin your research papers. They provide an overview, give background, major events and people, and a brief list of sources to help you get started. .

 Encyclopedias can be general,

such as the Encyclopedia Britannica,

or subject-specific,

such as American history (Oxford research encyclopedias)

Search the UF Libraries Catalog for subject encyclopedias with a keyword search:

[your topic] and the word "encyclopedia." 

Examples:  encyclopedia and "civil war;" encyclopedia and women; encyclopedia and immigration


REFERENCE UNIVERSE an online guide to the contents of hundreds of subject encyclopedias, print and electronic, available from the UF Libraries. Search entries related to your topic (Gettysburg, suffragists, protestants, etc.)

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