For historical information, you can search JSTOR database, https://research.library.gsu.edu/DB_JSTOR . On the homepage of the database, under BROWSE, select BROWSE BY SUBJECT. Select the appropriate subject area. If it’s a historical issue, you would select History for instance or a subject under Social Sciences. You can then search those journals. On the results page, limit results by date or subject.
Since you are doing historical research in a certain time period, start with America: History & Life database (https://research.library.gsu.edu/DB_AmHiLi ). Do an advanced search and on the right of screen you should see Historical Period. Enter your years there. Here’s an example of a search I did. This link may only work on campus. If you are home, log into the database first before opening this link:
deafness or hearing impairment or deaf or hard of hearing and employment
Keyword example without limiting to historical period:
women and education and progressive era