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HISTORY: Finding Articles

Selected resources in this guide support general teaching and research on the subject of history at Alabama State University. Resources are available at the Levi Watkins Learning Center in various collections and formats

Helpful Databases

These electronic resources have direct access to history-related content. You will need to log-in for off-campus access (see nearby box).

Databases with (AVL) next to the names means that this resource is part of the Alabama Virtual Library and should be freely accessible. Some with ask for off-campus log-in access.

How to Find Articles

In order to find articles:

1. Go to the LWLC homepage and select "Databases by Subject" in the blue box on the lower left hand portion of the page.

2. Select the subject you're wanting to research such as "Law/Legal" (for Criminal Justice).

3. A new page will open with a list of databases relevant to that topic. 

4. Select the database(s) relevant to your topic and search. The resources in "Helpful Databases" can help limit your searches by type of journal (peer-reviewed journals are recommended), full-text, language, and date range.

Accessing Library Databases Off Campus

  • Go to the Library's web site
  • Under Research Tools, there are three options in accessing databases:
  • 1.) All of our electronic databases are listed under Databases by Title.
  • 2.) All of our electronic databases are also listed under A-Z Database List.
  • 3.) If you would like resources in a particular subject, visit Databas​es by Subject.
  • Select a database from the subject areas or from the alphabetical listing
  • The login screen will ask that you:
    1. Enter your Campus ID without hyphens
    1. Enter your LAST NAME in lower case
  • Once in the database enter your search terms in the search boxes provided

If you are in our system and unable to login to the databases please send an email to for support.

If you need help using the databases, please contact the Reference Desk (334) 604-9093 or send e-mail to Randy Curtis at

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