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HIS 4935: Senior Seminar - Dr. Shannon: Databases and Academic Journals

Academic Journal Word Map by ELSEVIER

Are you trying to decide whether to use our Databases vs. Electronic Journals?

If you are researching a particular topic and you know the name of the database you want to use click on the following:  

If you are looking for a specific journal title and want to see if we have access to it then click on the following: 

Through a statewide initiative in coordination with FALSC and other institutions of the Florida College System and State University System libraries, the FAU Libraries is transitioning e-resources authentication from EZproxy to OpenAthens.

OpenAthens is a gateway service that provides access to the FAU Libraries' licensed electronic resources. For the first time, you will have access to the Libraries’ e-resources without needing to be on the Libraries’ website! You can use an Internet search engine like Google or go directly to a publisher’s website to access the Libraries “Athenized” e-resources via FAU Single Sign-On (SSO)!  

Cold War and Beyond: The Beginning and Evolving Crisis 1945 - 1957

Evaluating Journals

How to Read a Journal Article

Click here for a short article on how to effectively

  • read, 
  • skim,
  • evaluate and
  • find information in articles!

Declassified, Bay of Pigs

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field.  They are known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

Cold War and Beyond, 2, Sputnik, Cuba, Vietnam 1957-1968

Google Scholar

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Some articles listed in Google Scholar are available from FAU in Full Text.

If FAU does not have access to full text of the article, please use Interlibrary Loan to request a copy of the article for your use.  

Google Scholar Search