Databases for Journal Articles and Essays
Searching with the Everything option will bring up articles, both academic and non-scholarly. You can limit your search results to peer-reviewed articles, and refine them further by language, publication date, subject, etc.
Abstracts for scholarly articles on world history since 1450 from nearly 2,000 historical journals, as well as books, book chapters, and dissertations. Many articles are available in full text.
America: History and Life
Articles on the history of the United States, searchable by historical period.
Military and Government Collection
Articles from official U.S. military publications and journals of military history.
Social Science Premium Collection
Scholarly articles from the disciplines of economics, sociology, political science, and history.
Film and Television Literature Index and FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals
These two databases are excellent sources for reviews and scholarly articles about film. If you're looking for articles on a specific film, select the field "Subject Terms" in Film & Television Literature Index; in the FIAF Index, select "Production Title."