History - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for History:


The world’s leading source of articles and chapters on all aspects of world history from 1450 onwards.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.

Look out for JSTOR's collections of 19th century British pamphlets.

More Specialist Sources

Try this especially for dissertation work

Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.


A popular, peer-reviewed journal which covers the history of Eastern and Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, from 1918 to the present.

A good source of peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of history across Europe from the later Middle Ages right up to the end of the twentieth century.

A highly respected, peer-reviewed journal which includes articles on all aspects of history since 1500. This journal is always one of the most used by Portsmouth students.

One of the world’s leading peer-reviewed history journals.

Each year this peer-reviewed journal covering post-1918 history tops the charts for Portsmouth students. It covers a broad range of historical approaches including social, economic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and cultural.

The leading American peer-reviewed journal for the study of European intellectual, political, and cultural history since the Renaissance. The JMH explores not only events and movements in specific countries, but also broader questions that span particular times and places.

A key, peer-reviewed journal for social history topics – very popular with Portsmouth students.

The key journal for naval and maritime history - our subscription lets you access articles from 1911 onwards.

The leading peer-reviewed journal concentrating on oral history.

A well established, peer-reviewed journal which is always popular with Portsmouth students.

A key, peer-reviewed journal covering women’s history from the 19th century onwards.

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