US & VA History
Finding Scholarly Sources
Getting to the Databases
Use the browse feature available in many databases to help you focus on a topic.
Use Advanced Search options to limit your results to certain types of information or particular date ranges.
Search with a variety of terms including synonyms to get a variety of results.
For quality sources
- Gale Virtual Reference Library (search for “History in Dispute” to find historical question ideas)
- Gale US History in Context and Gale World History in Context
- Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Gale Global Issues in Context
For scholarly research
- EBSCO eBook Academic
- Any Gale database – just use the advanced search to limit the results
- Directory of Journals with Free Access
For a complete list of GCM databases
For help with your research
- Finding Sources presentation
- Structure of a Scholarly Article
- Advanced Search Tips
- Citation Assistance
For help organizing your paper