Whether researching an aspect of today's popular culture in the U.S. or kinship in the Balkans, start your search in the database ProQuest Research Library. It covers publications ranging from popular titles like:
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Pro Tip: use the Narrow Results options on the left side of your search results page to only see articles from Scholarly Journals.
Need to place a work in historical context? Try these two databases. America: History and Life covers U.S. and Canadian history. Historical Abstracts covers the rest of the world.
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