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History: Articles

This Guide is designed to help all library users (undergraduate and graduate students, researchers/scholars, faculty, and others identify librarians and library resources who can support them in their work.

Creating Alerts to Keep Up with New Publications

A great way to keep up with new periodical publications is to use BrowZine to create customized list of your favorite scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and News Sources (64 max), which you can access on the web (via, through a mobile app, or both as it syncs your account across all devices. 

News Resources

UCSD Library's Research Guide dedicated to Newspapers identifies, describes, and provides links to a wide range of news sources resporting on the local to the international level.


UCSD subscribes to hundreds of interdisciplinary and subject-specific databases on virtually every subject available.  A few of the most important databases for History are:

However, because History is such a broad field and addresses a wide range of topics, databases dedicated to literature in other areas (such as Anthropology, Visual Arts, International Studies , Languages and Literature, Area Studies, etc. to name only a few), Thus, it is important to consult Research Guides designed to help with research in other disciplines.  

The American Historical Review

The American Historical Review is THE seminal historical journal providing historiographical essays and book reviews to inform readers about new resources and key work in all historical fields.

Getting Full Text Articles

Get it at UC 

The full text of an article within a database is provided in multiple formats. Look for:

  • An HTML link
  • PDF link
  • Link to Get it at UC

The Get it at UC link will provide you options for how to access the full text of the article. If there are no online links available, this means you need to request the item through Interlibrary Loan if a print version is not available at UC San Diego. The Library will deliver the full text of an article to you free of charge. When requesting you will need your Library ID number.

Your library card/account number begins with "21822" and can be found on the back of your UCSD ID card or within the UCSD app. Enter the 14-digit number without spaces.