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 100 library databases, including several history databases (Historical Abstracts, JSTOR, and 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 Historical Abstracts.