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HIST 4312 : Antisemitism and Racism (Prof. Alcenat & Prof. Teter): Finding Scholarly Articles

Course guide to support HIST 4312 : Antisemitism and Racism with Prof. Magda Teter and Prof. Westernly Alcenat, Fall 2023.

Finding Scholarly Articles

The best was to search across many journals is to use a database. This page covers history indexes plus multidisciplinary databases.

History Databases

Multidisciplinary Databases

Finding Articles from a Citation

This video breaks down the process of checking to see if Fordham subscribes to a particular periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper). For optimal viewing, click to open the video in YouTube and select this icon Full screen icon to expand the video to full screen mode.

Checking Article Status


Scholarly or peer-reviewed articles feature original research written by experts to expand a field of study. Peer review articles:

  • Undergo a process of peer review where other experts who work in the same field evaluate the evidence presented in the article.
  • Are aimed at scholars, students, and others looking for a deeper understanding of issues.
  • Are published in journals by universities, professional associations, or academic publishers.
  • Usually consist of 8-10 or more pages.
  • Always include cited references in bibliographies.
  • PhD dissertations and MA theses are not peer reviewed. Instead, check their cited sources to find peer review articles on a similar topic.

► Most databases offer options where researchers can limit their results to peer reviewed articles from academic or scholarly journals. Here is an example from EBSCO:

Shows peer reviewed and academic journals checked off

►  Still unsure about the articles you are finding?

Go to a journal's website via Google to verify. Search the website under general publication descriptions, mission statements, submission guidelines, etc. for references to “peer review,” “review process,” or being “refereed.”

Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing books or accessing articles that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from Interlibrary Loan.

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

Research Help

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