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Historiography: Home

History Databases

The databases listed below have particularly strong collections of scholarly history journal articles.

Writing a Historiographic Essay

The website below on History writing from the History Department at Queens College, New York provides good background information on what historiography is as well as information on wrting a historiographic essay.

Historiography Encyclopedias

Guides to Historical Literature

Historiography Works on Various Eras and Regions

Sources on Historical Debates & Subject Encyclopedias

  • Select History from the list of subjects.
  • See History in Dispute for entries on historical controversies.
  • See entries on Historiography or your topic in history subject encyclopedias.
  • Select History
  • Use the search box at the top of the screen to enter your search
  • Narrow results to available sources by marking Free an Unlocked in the blue shaded column on the left.


Finding Books at SSU and Beyond

Follow the links below to find books at Salem State University Library or in libraries elsewhere.

InterLibrary Loan

Subject Guide

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Carol Zoppel
Berry Library, Room 210H
(978) 542-6811

Google Scholar

Search for scholarly articles on the web.  Be aware that not all of these are freely available, but you can set your computer to identify those articles available through the Berry Library at Salem State.  To do this,

  • Go to the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of Google Google
  • Scroll down to Settings
  • Select Library Links from the left column
  • Type in Salem State University
  • Select SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY - Proquest Full-text and Salem State University Library - Full text @ Salem State
  • Click Save

Now when you search Google Scholar, a link will appear to the right of articles that are available full text to you through Salem State databases.  Follow the link to the article.