America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts are two separate databases, however they have a similar appearance and features set, and at Luther are configured to be searched jointly.
America: History and Life indexes articles related to United States and Canadian history from prehistory to the present; Historical Abstracts indexes articles related to world history from 1450 to the present.
Tutorial offered by EBSCO, provider of America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts:
Advanced Search-Guided (3 min)
For more practice, go to America: History and Life/Historical Abstracts.