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A Guide To...History

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When you find a good article, look at its References or Works Cited list. That will often lead you to other useful sources.

If you see an article you'd like to read but you don't see a PDF for the article, click on the purple "Check for Full Text" button. This will open a new window that will allow you to see if HC has access to the article through another database. If HC doesn't have access, try searching Google Scholar (more info about Google Scholar on the first page of your class guide). If you aren't able to get the full text there, you can order the article through Interlibrary Loan

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