Highly Recommended Databases
(1924-2009; vols. 1-80; updated annually in the spring; RefWorks help
; also known as Database of Classical Bibliography
), is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, this database includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian. It is published by the Société Internationale de
Bibliographie Classique, the American Philological Association and the Database
of Classical Bibliography with support from the Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (France) and the National Endowment for
Humanities (USA). The user interface is EBSCO Host. This database is limited to 10 simultaneous users.
and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
(1980-present; updated weekly;
some full-text; RefWorks help
; citation alerts
; saving searches & creating alerts
; journal titles
) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science
and then change Current Limits
to search this database separately. It provides
current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references for over 1,130 arts and humanities journals plus individually
selected, relevant items from about 7,000 science and social sciences journals.
It covers archaeology, architecture, art, asian studies, classics, dance, film,
folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music,
philosophy, poetry, radio, religion, television and theater. Click Sign In
to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters.
(1980-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals, of which 500 are peer reviewed. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities International Complete
(1925-present; updated monthly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for books, articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. It indexes 1,700 scholarly journals and incorporates all content from American Humanities Index
and Humanities International Index
. It covers literature, language, history, philosophy, archaeology,
classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion
and theology. It is produced by Whitson Publishing and the user interface is
provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities with Full-Text
(1910-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains the full-text from over 330 journals and indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
indexes articles on medieval subjects in journals, Festschriften,
conference proceedings, and collected essays. It covers all aspects of
medieval studies within the period 450 to 1500 for Europe, the Middle
East and North Africa. Users can search by date, subject and
location. It is produced by the International Medieval Institute (University of Leeds, UK) and the user interface in provided by Breoplis.
InteLex Past Masters
(all full-text; RefWorks help
) is a collection of electronic books. Included are the works of Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Austen, Dewey, Plato, Mary Shelley, and the continental rationalists. In addition there are the works of British philosophy from 1600-1900 and political philosophy form Machivelli to Mill. Users can browse by title or subject and a keyword search is also available. After an author's work is selected, searching for words within the work is permitted. Printing is available. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the InteLex Corporation.
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages
(Covers 400-1700; Updated daily) is a bibliography of approximately 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 400 medieval and renaissance journal titles of great use to scholars interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. More than 60,000 new records are added annually. Iter is compiled by Arizona State University, University of Toronto, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Medieval Academy of America, and International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and its Cultural Heritage (MOISA). The user interface is provided by the University of Toronto Libraries.
(some full-text) is an open catalog that provides bibliographic information about old printed books and manuscripts with links to digital copies of a subset of these catalogued items. Users can search by settlement (town or city where the item is held), repository (institution responsible for the administration of the item) or query (keyword). Results can be restricted to items that have a full digital document or a digital map. To view digital content, click the title of an item. Then click Display existing digital copy
in top, left corner of the item's description. Thumbnail images of each page can be enlarged by clicking them. This freely accessible database is produced by the National Library of the Czech Republic under the auspices of the 1992 UNESCO Memory of the World
project. The user interface is provided by AiP Beroun.
(Christian Church beginnings-1439; all full-text; XLinks
) is a collection
of the writings of church leaders who wrote in Greek. Originally assembled by
J.-P. Migne, a priest from 1824-1833, PG contains more than 160 volumes of material
in Greek with Latin translations relevant to the study of the history of the Christian
Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by the Religion and Technology Center, Inc.
Perseus Digital Library
full-text) is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. It includes a
wide range of primary source materials for study and research in the humanities, including classics, Duke databank
of papyri, the English renaissance, Bolles digital archive and history of London collection, Tufts history, Boyles
history of science papers, and American memory of California, the upper midwest and Chesapeake. It is produced by and
the user interface is provided by Tufts University.
Pharos (all full-text; library only database) provides
Latin texts and Bible versions.
(1940-present; updated quarterly; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is a current and comprehensive
bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of
philosophy. It is considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The database covers the fifteen fields of philosophy: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. It contains research published in nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages. It is produced by the Philosophers Information Center and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing
(1949-present; some full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) includes about 31,000 plays published individually or in collections. It provides classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. It covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements. It includes one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama, and over 600 monologues from playwrights such as Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Euripides, Moliere, and more. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
(1984-present; updated weekly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts from
1984-present for 301 journals, many peer-reviewed, and full-text from 1990-present for 290
journals. It covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history,
epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of
philosophy. It is published by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
(8 B.C.-1453 A.D.; all full-text; XLinks
) includes the
complete Canon of Greek Authors and Works
database, a bibliographic guide to the
authors and works included in the TLG corpus, and virtually all Greek texts surviving from
antiquity (8 B.C) to the fall of Byzantium in A.D. 1453. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by TLG, University of California.
Thomae Aquinatis Opera Omnia (all full-text; library only database) is the complete
works (118 writings) of Thomas Aquinas in Latin. It includes 61 medieval Latin texts connected
in some way with, and congruous to, the writings of Thomas Aquinas.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
MLA International Bibliography
(1926-present; updated 10 times/year;
some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides a classified
listing and subject index for books, journal articles, and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures,
folklore, and linguistics. It is produced by the Modern Language Association of America and the
user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
Periodicals Archive Online
(most from first issue to 1995; RefWorks help
) provides the backfiles of periodicals in ancient civilizations, history, humanities, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and general studies. This collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 400 titles. Users can search for articles by keyword, author, article title, journal title, language, journal subject, and year. Users can browse journals by title or journal subject. It is produced by Chadwyck-Healey and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)
(1861-last semester; updated daily; first 24 pages free full-text;
) contains over 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations
and master's theses from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. More recent dissertations
and theses are available electronically and may be downloaded for a fee. Frequently, users may also obtain a copy without cost
through the library's document delivery services
. It is produced by and the
user interface is provided by ProQuest.