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History 281 - American History: Find Articles

This course guide for HIST 281 will assist students in finding available library resources in print and online.

Online Articles (Research Databases)

Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text  journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

*If you access the databases from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your UH username & password.

History Reference Center

Magazines & Journals in the Library

Search Tips

  • DO NOT type sentences into search boxes.  Use words or phrases (see examples below)
  • AND, OR, NOT: use to narrow or broaden your search
    • cyber bullying AND suicide (results have all words - narrow)
    • natural disasters NOT hurricanes (results exclude word after NOT - narrow)
    • “BP oil spill” ORDeepwater Horizon oil spill” (results have either concept - broaden)
  • (*): use to broaden your search or find similar forms of words
    • Hawaii* = Hawaii, Hawaiian, Hawaiians
  • “”: use to search for phrases or words you want to appear together in your results
    • “freedom of speech” or “origin of life”
  • Try using the Advanced Search, you'll have more options.
  • Limit documents to FULL TEXT when available.
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We only accept suggested resources from members of the HonCC community.