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Secondary Historical Sources

A guide to finding secondary historical sources. Details on using JSTOR, OneSearch, Google Scholar and other search engines. How to order materials via interlibrary loan. How to determine if a journal is both peer-reviewed and well-regarded.

Alphabetical and Ranked Lists of History Journals

Does your article come from a respected history journal?



Alphabetical Lists 


You can check your journal against the following alphabetical lists of history journals from four well-regarded sources (JCR, SCJ, Historical Abstracts, and America: History & Life).








What are the most influential history journals?


Here are two lists of history journals (from JCR and SJR) that rank history journals by their impact on the world of research (based on number of times a journal article is cited).