Knowing basic information about your topic is the first step of any history project. Encyclopedias and historical dictionaries are great places to start.
BGSU has many databases that you can use to find scholarly articles, however, the databases below are your best bet for finding History and Education related articles.
For a full list of Library Databases visit A-Z Databases.
When conducting your research, it is important for you to distinguish between journal articles and magazine articles. Databases are used to find and identify articles from peer-reviewed journals and other types of documents.
Journal articles are usually referred to as "scholarly," while magazine articles are commonly considered "popular."
Consider these points when differentiating between journals and magazines:
|Criteria||Scholarly Journal||Popular Magazine/Blog/Online Publication|
|Audience||Academics and/or Researchers, Professionals||General Public|
|Authors||Experts and/or Specialists||Journalists and/or Freelance Writers|
|Editorial Review/Peer Review||Journal Editorial Board and Peer Reviewers||Professional Editors|
|Reference/Works Cited||Yes||Not always required or provided|