Make sure that the journals you use as sources are both scholarly and relevant.
Most of the journals that are very relevant in this class have the word "history" or "historical" in the journal name. Some examples of these are:
Journal of Women's History, The Journal of American History, Social History, Labor History, American Historical Review, Women's History Review, Journal of Southern History, Radical History Review, New Mexico Historical Review, and Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
These are just a few examples; there are many others. The appearance in each of these journal names of "history" or "historical" is a good indicator that the journal is relevant to this class.
Some history journals you find may not have these words in the title but are still relevant. A few examples are:
The New England Quarterly, Journal of the Early Republic, William and Mary Quarterly, Great Plains Quarterly, Early American Studies, and Journal of the Southwest.
Again, these are just examples, and you may come upon other cases. If you're considering an unfamiliar journal that doesn't have the word "history" or "historical" in the name, you should ask Dr. Stuntz or a librarian about it.
Book reviews appear in scholarly historical journals just as original articles do.
If you're looking for reviews of a specific book, search for that title as a phrase in a database such as JSTOR or Academic Search Complete. To ensure you keep the title as one single phrase, put quotation marks around it. "Past in the Making" will focus your search your search in important ways, avoiding false hits you'd get without those quotation marks.
You can limit your results to book reviews in one of these ways:
If you're seeking reviews of a book that's several decades old and you don't find the reviews in one of our databases, the print series Book Review Index on our Reference Shelves may help.