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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 scholarly works about about ancient and medieval history. Also see the primary sources guide.

Video, Images, Audio

These databases cover still images, video, and audio. See also the Film and Media Studies and the Audio and Video Resources at OU guides.

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.