Welcome to the research guide to History! We've highlighted a wide variety of resources for you, organized by category and then geographic sub-division. You can search the best databases for scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, look for primary sources on your topic, and consult print and online reference sources for quick look-ups.
If you need help with a research paper or a class assignment, you might want to consider contacting the librarian who specializes in that area. You may also contact the Research Desk for general help.
Latin American History
United States, African, Middle East History
General Research Assistance
In order to access our thousands of electronic resources - including journal articles and library computer stations - you must register for your SDSUid.
You can access our eJournals from off-campus by always going through the library website to search databases (even Google Scholar) and signing in with your SDSUid and password.
There are multiple places to pay-for-print in the library:
Printing is 10¢ for black and white and 35¢ for color. B&W is default, so you wil have to change the printer to color in the print settings page.
You can print from your own computer by sending an email. The steps to print in the library are outlined on the Print Webpage.
The Print, Copy, Scan & Fax Page also details where copiers, scanners, and fax machines can be found in the library and their cost.
Adding money to your SDSU card can be done at the Aztec Markets, via credit card online, or at DART machines located throughout the library.
There are multiple ways to request and borrow materials at the library. The library website has information on Loan Periods.
Course Reserves can be checked out from the Circulation Desk and used for a defined period of time (typically 2-3 hours).
Special Collections are located on the 1st floor of Love Library and do not circulate.
The Love Library and Library Addition have many different services and spaces available for your use. Please explore and find what fits your needs!