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Find Recent Newspaper Articles
Newspapers are primary sources of information about historical and current events. As a McGill student, you have access to thousands of newspapers from all across the world. Explore some of the options below for your assignment.
The Times & The Sunday Times
Access to the full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers from Canada's leading publishers.
US Newsstream (ProQuest)
Enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, including exclusive access to the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal.
International Newsstream (ProQuest)
Recent news content from outside of the US and Canada. Includes The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications.
Find Scholarly Research Articles
Africa-Wide Information (Ebsco)
Produced by NISC South Africa, this resource combines bibliographic databases from around the world to form a multidisciplinary aggregation of extensive coverage of all facets of Africa and African studies. Contains 3.2 million citations and abstracts dating back to the 16th century.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
This database contains references to journal articles, book reviews and some dissertations about the history of all parts of the world from 1450 on (excluding Canada and the United States). In the search options, select "Peer Reviewed" and enter "Historical Period" (e.g., Start Year: 1850 To End Year: 1917).
History as a discipline uses the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) for citations, and usually the Notes-Bibliography form. This requires creating properly formatted footnotes footnotes and a Bibliography for your assignments. Resources to understand the Chicago style of citations are included below.
Attend a Chicago Citation Style Workshop
Virtual workshop on Chicago citation style offered by McGill librarians. Click the link to find the date and time and register!
Get Started with Zotero
Zotero is a free, open-source citation management system that will make it easier for you to write and cite throughout your undergraduate education and beyond! Get started early for the most benefits.