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History Research Guide: Find Articles

This guide will point students to print and online sources which are useful when researching historical topics.

Electronic Resources

Click on the links below to search for articles from periodicals (magazines, journals,newspapers, etc.). You may need your full Carroll CC email address and password to get into these off-campus.


Magazines vs. Journals

Your instructor might require you to find journal articles, not magazine articles. Use the attachment to understand the difference between journals and magazines.

Tutorials-Finding Articles

Carroll Community College provides several tutorials that can help students with their research.  The following link takes you to the tutorial module about finding articles.  

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Google Scholar Search

Historic Newspapers

Local History

Carroll History Journal is located in the print periodical collection (organized alphabetically by title). This journal, published by the The Historical Society of Carroll County, Maryland, features articles on people, businesses, and events particular to Carroll County. The library has all issues of this publication from the present day back to the Winter 2008 issue.