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History Journals

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The library I selected to conduct my search for History journals was at the University of Buffalo,   Amherst Campus.   Having made trips there on two separate occasions and having skimmed quickly   through perhaps twenty or so different journals I eventually selected a handful that I felt were a good representation of what to expect in a history journal. These were soft or hard cover ranging from a lean 100 pages to a robust 500 page book.   Also I conducted further research on the internet by examining at least thirty promising history sites to finally select a half dozen that I felt what be a good approximation of a book-form history journal.   Here I had many problems obtaining information as many of the sites were password protected and subscription access only, and there were many dead ends,   however I was able to obtain   information.   A lot of these journals are published by people associated with the History departments of universities,   while others were published by History organizations.   I also found that many magazine or book-form journals also had internet sites and those that did had some form of the journal there for viewing,   either abstracts,   highlights,   or full text articles.   Consequently my descriptions for Internet journals are more limited.  


History Workshop Journal,   Issue 50,   Autumn 2000  


            This particular journal is published through Oxford University press and abstracts are available online at www.hwj.oupjournals.org.   The journal is in book form,   soft cover,   and approximately 320 pages.   The inside cover page gives publisher’s information while the contents are listed on the first and second pages.   The   journal is divided into sections called: editorial,   articles and essays,   feature history and bibliography,   archives and sources,   history on the line,   history workshop history,   reviews,   report back,   obituaries,   and notes on contributors.   The editorial is short and discusses why the current issue...

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