American Indian Societies & Cultures

This guide is to aid research projects (historical or sociological) on American Indian life and thought.

About Databases


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Databases are where you can find scholarly articles about historical topics.  The articles will provide background and analysis of historical events.  If you are looking for primary sources, visit the Primary Sources link on this subject guide.

QuickLinks to Databases

The best American history databases are listed below:

QuickLink to find Journal Titles

Journal Titles
An alphabetical list of full-text journals available to Northwestern students, either in print or electronic format.

Popular vs. Scholarly

Newspapers, Magazines, Journals...What's the Difference?

To see the main difference among these types of publications, open our Popular vs. Scholarly Materials matrix.