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HSS 565 - Material Culture of Early America: Electronic Resources

Journal Finder

Looking for an article in a specific journal?  Try the journal finder!  Type the title of the journal into the box, not the journal article title.

Search for Periodical Titles

Databases vs. Websites


  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, "smart people", etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.


  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often not verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!