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British History

Finding Articles

Key Journal Indexes

Covers history of the British Isles, and of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Indexes books, articles in collective volumes, and about 700 journals.
Time period is from 1450 to the present. Indexes over 1700 journals published worldwide, selected books and dissertations.

Other Relevant Databases

A collection of facsimile page images and searchable full text for hundreds of British periodicals. Topics covered include: literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.
Collection of digital facsimiles of English newspapers and journals, with wide-ranging topics including the writings of Sir Isaac Newton, the French Revolution, reviews of literature and much more....
Covers all aspects of European medieval studies from 450 to 1500.
Electronic journal archive includes such titles as: Eighteenth-Century Studies, Journal of Modern History, English Historical Review, The Historical Journal and Journal of British Studies
Material from and about Mass Observation, the British social research organization. Mass Observation Online and Mass Observation I are available.
Collection of magazines, journals and specialty newspapers provides an in-depth view of life in the Victorian age.
Facsimile page images and searchable full-text for approximately 500 international and scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Indexes popular and general interest Anglo-American and European periodicals from 19th century and early 20th century.
Scholarly electronic journals, include such titles as: Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Victorian Studies.
Web version of 5 volume set that indexes 45 major 19th century British monthlies and quarterlies.

Why Use an Index

Use an article index to find journal articles on your topic, as well as other materials related to history.    

Some will contain the full text of journals but if the full text is not readily available, click on Get It Link Icon.

If the "Get It" link does not find anything, don't assume that the Library does not hold the item.  A search in Omni for the title of the journal (or book) might find it. 

If clicking on a full text link does not take you directly to the article, you will need to navigate a bit to get the article you want - depending on the resource provider.

Evaluate Articles

Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic.

But not all journal articles will be useful for your essay so you will need to evaluate before you use them. 

Consult our guide, Distinguishing Scholarly from Non Scholarly Periodicals, to discover the difference

How to Search for a Journal using Omni

Once you’re in Omni: 

• Select the ‘journal title exact" option
  from the dropdown menu
• Type in the name of the journal
• Press "Search". 

TIP: Search the journal title and not the
        article title.

Both print journals and ejournals will appear in your search results if we have access to them. Check the extent of our print holdlings or the years covered online.