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Journal Articles

Secondary sources. Journal articles written by historians published in scholarly journals. 

Secondary sources. Collections of scholarly journals that include history journals along with journals from other academic disciplines.

Magazines, newsletters and other popular sources written for members of a community. Could be primary or secondary sources depending on how you use them. 

Indexes that list citations for scholarship published on a topic. Use the UNLV Find Text button to find out if the full article is available online or request a PDF delivered to your email via ILLiad.  

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