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Time and Temporalities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Recommended Databases for this topic

Below is a selection of online resources that include a vast number of articles on topics in History. The resources on this page include articles from both scholarly and popular sources, so be sure to evaluate your sources to make sure that they are appropriate for your project.

Please note that to access most of the below resources, you will be asked to input your Tufts credentials. 

Database Search Strategies

Once you've identified the keywords and phrases for your topic, you can start to search the databases for articles on that topic. For example, if you want to write about how women won the right to vote in the United States turn your topic into a keyword search like this:

Search One: (Search with keywords connected by “and”):
women and vote and United States

Search Two: (Truncate some of the keywords using *):
women and vote* and United States

Search Three: (Add alternate words into the search with “(or)”):
(women or female) and (vote* or suffrag*) and (United States or America*)

Truncate keywords where applicable.  Truncation uses the asterisk (*) to end a word at its core, allowing you to retrieve many more documents containing variations of the search term.  Truncation can also be used to find the singular and plural forms of a term.  Example: educat* will find educate, educates, education, educators, educating and more.

 Vote*

 Suffrag*

 America*

Will Find:

 Vote
 Votes
 Voter
 Voters

 Suffrage
 Suffragette
 Suffragettes
 

 

 America
 American
 Americans
 America's