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Why Use A Database?

Search a database to find journal, magazine, or newspaper articles. Some databases also provide access to other materials such as dissertations, book chapters, books, datasets, sound recordings, videos, etc.
  • Some databases have the full text of articles. If not, follow these instructions to figure out if the library has the journal, or call the Research Help Desk at 405-325-4142 for assistance.
  • What if the library does not have a journal article that you need? We can still get it for you via our interlibrary loan service. It's free! And articles often come electronically within a few days. For more information see the interlibrary loan page.

Area Studies

These databases are useful for finding articles and other materials about individual regions of the world. Also see this guide to International and Area Studies Resources.

Ancient and Medieval History

These are the major databases for finding articles and other resources about ancient and medieval history. For instructions on searching the catalog for texts of ancient sources, click here.

Current News

These databases provide access to current newspaper articles. Dates vary, but generally, 1980s-present. See also Newspapers and Magazines Guide from the librarian for journalism and Microform Collections - Newspapers.

Essential Databases: Secondary Literature Of History

These are the major databases that cover history or history of science.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases cover history and other disciplines.

Disciplines Other Than History

These databases provide access to material in various subject areas that have proven useful to history students in the past.

Video and Images

These databases cover still images and video.