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Watch a tutorial on using the historical period limit to search either database more effectively (2:12) (transcript)

  • America: History and Life  
    Indexes journal articles (as well as books, book chapters, dissertations, and similar materials) on American and Canadian history for all time periods
  • Historical Abstracts  
    Indexes journal articles (as well as books, book chapters, dissertations, and similar materials) on world history outside the United States and Canada from 1450 to the present

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