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America: History & Life 

America: History and Life is the definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. With indexing for 1,700 journals from as far back as 1910, this database is without question the most important bibliographic reference tool for students and scholars of U.S. and Canadian history.

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Janalyn Moss
The University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library
Iowa City, IA 52242

Search Tips & Tricks

America: History & Life is an EBSCOhost database, so check out some of the Academic Search Elite Search Tips - they will apply here too!

Want to search for American and world history at the same time? Select multiple databases to search! Directly above the search box, you will notice a blue "Choose Databases" option.

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Scroll through until you find "Historical Abstracts," a good database for world history topics, or any other database you would like to search. You can select as many databases as you want! Do note, however, that this may increase the time it takes for your search to pull up results.