Journal articles are usually comprised of original research that is focused on a very narrow aspect of a topic. These articles are written by scholars in a given field and are very authoritative and reliable. Journal articles are published more quickly than books, offering more current information.
SLUth Search Plus searches about 50 library databases, including America: History & Life, JSTOR, Project Muse, and the SLU Libraries Catalog.
Why search an individual library database if it's available in SLUth Search Plus? Advanced search functionality! This is especially important for America: History & Life. See "Search by Historical Period" tab above.
America: History & Life gives you the option to search for journal articles ABOUT a specific historical period. This option is available on the main search screen.
Note: Your search may return articles that are about a BROADER time period than you've specified, but the articles will definitely include the historical period you're interested in.