As you can see, the default for UC Library Search is to look through all of the databases included in the resource, which includes the UC-wide library catalog, hundreds of databases, special collections, archives, media, and many other types of information.
You will be able to access the full text content that the Library pays for if you sign in with your Calnet credentials.
To limit your search results to articles, one option is to choose to show only Peer-reviewed journals. You can also select from a list of Resource Types.
UC Library Search retrieves articles from databases related to all subjects. By using the subject filter to the left of the search results, you might narrow your results to History.
If you prefer instead to perform your search in a database that only includes the literature of history, you should start with these
The guides linked from the Home page list other databases that are useful for researching specific regions or historical periods.
Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks or Get it at UC to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is: