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These databases provide biographical summaries and may list additional primary and secondary sources to consult
Biography Reference Bank
A full-text biographical resource, with coverage of more than 700,000 individuals, with links to related full-text articles and images.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
An ebook collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources covering multiple subject disciplines.
Search or browse from nearly 600 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and reference titles in a broad array of subject areas.
Searches over 200 reference works published by Oxford University Press.
What are Peer Reviewed Journals?
Peer reviewed journals, also called scholarly or academic journals, publish original research in a specific field.
Other scholars (peers) working in similar research areas review the articles before publication.
How can you tell whether a publication is scholarly or not? Most peer reviewed/scholarly journals share the following traits:
- Author's credentials and institutional affiliation (where they work) listed
- Formal structure, often includings sections such as abstract, literature review, and bibliography
- Citations to other peer-reviewed publications
Examples of peer-reviewed publications:
Ask a librarian if you are unsure whether a source is peer-reviewed.
Key Article Databases in History
Find magazine and journal articles using these library databases.
Linking to Full Text Articles
Watch this video to learn how to locate full-text articles from a database citation. Note that Full Text Finder is no longer used. You will now see "Click Here to Check for Full Text".