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Humanities - History: Databases / journals

This guide will help you to find resources for history

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Use OneSearch to search the for the following resources at once:

  • UWA print collection
  • ebooks
  • journal articles
  • exam papers
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  • newspaper articles
  • conference proceedings
  • law reports
  • music scores
  • and more

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A list of databases by disciplines is accessible on the main library webpage at the top of the OneSearch box


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Useful UWA resources


Welcome to the History guide! In this guide you will find information resources in print and online as well as services from the library useful for your History major. Click on the tabs to navigate

Find information resources using databases

Search the following databases to find information resources (e.g. journal articles and book chapters) on your subject. Using OneSearch will search across a number of databases at one time. You can also use the Find Databases page to browse through databases related to your topic.


History journals exist in a great multitude and identifying key titles exceeds the scope of this guide. Some of the databases listed above are especially suited to identify titles of interest for your research topics: JSTOR, Historical abstracts or Periodicals index online in particular.

To search for History related journals, type relevant keywords into the OneSearch advanced search box on the Library webpage, select 'journal' from the drop down menu, and click 'search'. Examples might be 'Austral* histor*', 'Europ* histor*', ' Modern Americ* histor*' or many others, depending on your area of interest. Including the truncation symbol * will allow your search to include all endings of the word for example 'histor*' will include keywords history, historical, historically, historiography etc


  After your initial search, use the limits presented on the left of the screen to refine your results.



Find UWA full text articles in Google Scholar


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Google Scholar lets you search for scholarly literature across a variety of disciplines. Google Scholar is freely searchable and oftens offers direct access to the full text or through "Find it at UWA".

Activate the FindIt@UWA links in Google Scholar to access the UWA full text version of articles. Once activated, you will see FindIt@UWA links - click these and the online, UWA databases will be searched for you.

To activiate the FindIt@UWA feature in Google Scholar when off campus:

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Click ton Settings (the small black co- the last icon in the top menu)
  3. Select Library Links in the left hand side menu
  4. Enter University of Western Australia (or UWA, or University of WA) in the search box and click on the magnifying glass
  5. Tick the checkbox for the option The University of Western Australia (FindIt@UWA)
  6. Click Save

Figure 1: FindIt@UWA link in Google Scholar