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History Research Guide

Discover library research tools to help you find articles, books, and other resources related to history

History Research Guide

Welcome to the History Research Guide!

Use the tabs on the left of this page to find different resources all related to history research.

Best Bets for Research

The following are great introductory databases that are specific to history. Use them to look for journal articles to get a jump start on your history research!

*A note about off-campus access:

You have access to all of the Pilgrim Library's online resources from the comfort of home! When using a library resource, like Business Source Complete, from home you'll be asked to log in with your name and library card number.

This library card is your student/faculty/staff i.d. card! The barcode number is found underneath the barcode and should start with 80.

If you are having trouble accessing resources please contact the Pilgrim Library and we will troubleshoot the problem. 

  • Phone: (419) 783-2481
  • E-mail: library@defiance.edu
  • Chat: Enter your question in the "Ask Us" purple side tab in the top right side of the library webpage under the banner.