Last Updated: Aug 17, 2016
Outreach and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Humanities & Business Subject Specialist
IM (AIM, Yahoo, MSN): refcannon
Reference desk IM: talktotrexler
Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Check for Full Text buttons found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's Encompass Search.
- American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
Trexler Library level A 016.9 G946, 1995
- Credo Reference
Available through library subscription. Several hundred of the best academic-audience encyclopedias.
- Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
Online academic encyclopedia available by library subscription. Well-suited to topics related to the French Revolution.
- Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution 1789-1799
Trexler Library level C 944.0403 S429h
- Academic Search Complete
A subscription database. Good starting place for journals from every discipline. Includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.
- Historical Abstracts with Full Text
A subscription database. Standard index for European history 1450-present.
- MLA International Bibliography
A subscription database. Standard index for literary criticism.
Non-selective. One of the largest web crawlers.
- Google Scholar
An open-access web crawler that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly." Emphasis is on books and journal articles. Intended as a "federated search" to search across disciplines (weighted toward sciences and social sciences). Not always full text. Check our Journal Locator (see above) to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.
For assistance in creating an annotated bibliography, visit Purdue University's Annotated Bibliographies.
For tips on citing print and electronic sources, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides.
For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero.