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Disease & Health in Modern Africa - Oakland Campus: Articles

This guide is meant to assist students in Dr. Webel's HIST 1725 Class

Africa Databases

What makes information "scholarly"

Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research.  These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research. 

These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is often helpful for finding scholarly articles on your topic.

If you are on-campus, you will be able to view articles located in databases leased by the university. If you are off-campus, you may need to access the articles through remote access. See the instructions for connecting from off-campus on the ULS homepage.

Google Scholar Search

General Databases

Health History

The journals below are related to health history. This is not an exhaustive list and additional journals can be found using our Journal Finder

Health History

The journals below are related to health history. This is not an exhaustive list and additional journals can be found using our Journal Finder