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HIST 2145: Food in America (Fall 2018): Articles

A library guide for Adrienne Johnson's course

How to find articles

The Steps

  1. Find a database by browsing the list here or under Databases subjects
  2. Click on the link to get into the database
  3. Search the database for articles



How to locate an article

Not all articles are available full text! If an article isn't available full text through a database...

Use Get it! Cornell to jump into the Library Catalog to search for the journal by title (not the article title). Once you locate the journal in the Library Catalog (online or print), then determine if we have the volume/year you need

If there is no Get it! Cornell link/button, take the title of the journal NOT the title of the article, into the Library Cat to find the physical location and/or full text availability of the volume you need.

If you cannot locate the article, ask a Librarian!

Summon/Search for articles

Search a number of databases at one time using Summon, or go into individual databases for your searches.

Summon / Search for Articles

Summon (Articles & Full Text) searches articles, ebooks, audio files, and video files. It does not search the library catalog (print books and other physical items).

Use the Library Catalog for print books. Also, Summon doesn't search all library resources. Use subject-specific databases (link to the right of Articles & Full Text) for comprehensive or focused searching.


America History and Life  Articles, books, dissertations on United States and Canadian history from pre-history to the 21st century.

Historical Abstracts  Articles, books, dissertations on the history of the world since 1450.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses  North American. 1861 to the present. Many full text online. Others available through ILL.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive  Excludes 3-5 years most recent articles. ALL JSTOR journals included in America History and Life/Historical Abstracts.

Project Muse  Companion to JSTOR with 3-5 most recent years. 

Web of Science  Includes Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences Citation Index. A multidisciplinary index to over 1200 leading international arts and humanities journals. It includes journal articles, letters, editorials, notes, meeting abstracts, discussions, poems, short stories, plays, musical scores, excerpts from books, and bibliographies. Allows tracking of cited references.

EBSCO Academic Search Premier  Multidisciplinary and multi-genre--scholarly journals, scholarly journals, magazines, reports, newspapers. Lots of full text.

Other Databases

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