Here are the main databases for scholarly articles on the colonial period in America:America: History & Life
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Provides indexing for 1,700 journals. How to export to RefWorks
. Coverage: 1964-present
Full text of core scholarly journals from their beginning to approximately three year ago. How to export to RefWorksProject Muse
Project Muse provides full-text access to the content from over 400 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences.History Cooperative
Full-text articles from 22 leading history journals, including "The Michigan Historical Review", "The Journal of American History" and "The William and Mary Quarterly"
To find articles that are not available online in one of the databases above, be sure to use the link to determine if the article is available online in another database or in print in the library.
Some of the most important journals in colonial history are:
- The William and Mary Quarterly. The leading journal in its field of interest, The William and Mary Quarterly publishes refereed scholarship in history and related disciplines from initial Old World-New World contacts to the early nineteenth century and beyond. Its articles, notes and documents, and reviews range from British North America and the United States to Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Spanish American borderlands.
- Eighteenth Century Studies. The journal publishes work on all aspects of 18th century culture.
- The Journal of American History. One of the leading scholarly publications in the field of American history.
- The American Historical Review.