This course guide will help you find scholarly resources for your research paper.

EBSCOhost Databases

Find Online Journal Articles with EBSCO Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
  • America: History & Life
  • eBook Collection
  • History Reference Center
  • MasterFILE Premier 


1. Select the Database List from the library homepage. Search multiple EBSCO databases.

2. Add a check to America: History & Life and History Reference Center databases. Then select Continue.  

3. Type your topic in the search box. Leave Select a Field for a keyword search or switch to Subject to search subject headings. 

4. Use the following example to design the search for your topic. 




5. Limit your search to Full Text. You may also limit to Scholoarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals 

Peer-reviewed journals are publications that include only those articles that have been reviewed and/or qualified by a selected panel of acknowledged experts in the field of study covered by the journal.

6History Reference Center has it's own set of Special Limiters. The timeline option will help you narrow your search by time period. You can also limit to primary source as a Document Type.




When you have set up your search options, click search to see the results. You can always further refine from the results page. 

 Refine your Results


1. Add search terms. Change search field to Subject to search for term(s) in subject headings.

2. Add asterisk or question mark to expand searches. 

  • Add an asterick (*) to the root of a search term to look for different forms of the word
  • (Example: symbol* = symbolic, symbolism, symbolically, etc) 
  • Add a question mark to look for various letters. 
  • (Example: wom?n = woman or women)  

3. Adjust Publication Date.



4. Limit by Subject.



5. Limit by Database.

6. Click on a relevant article.

7. Use Tools on right of article to Print, E-mail, Save, Cite and more.

Citations are sent in MLA format as a default. APA and Chicago are also available. 

For more information about citations, click the Citations tab above. 

8. NOTE: Double check citations before emailing or printing. Make sure the author or titles are NOT in ALL CAPS

9. When emailing, leave a comment/message to yourself about why you selected the article.


Access Resources 24/7


Currently registered students, faculty and staff may access databases and their library account 24/7.
See this page for more information.

Sign In to our new OneSearch interface to

  • view/renew your loans,
  • requests, favorites, search history, 
  • and access e-resources 24/7

Username: Citrus email address (before @) 
Password: Citrus email password (CcMMDDYYYY unless you have changed it)

California History Periodicals

Access these titles below (EBSCOhost password required from off campus): 

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