General Arts and Humanities Databases
Recommended starting places
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
(reference resources, encyclopedias)
A database of specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Humanities International Complete - content now available in Humanities Source
(article index, e-books)
Providing full text for thousands of journals, books and other published sources from around the world, this authoritative resource offers an invaluable collection for students, researchers and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. As the most comprehensive resource available in its field, Humanities Source provides full text—plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing—for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, including feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and much more.
(reference resources, dictionaries and encyclopedias)
A collection of over 100 subject specific reference sources and dictionaries from Oxford University Press.
ProQuest Research Library
1971-present. Covers scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers in a broad range of subjects.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-present). It offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool.
(article index, e-books, free non-subscription resource)
Google Scholar, currently in development, searches for scholarly materials (peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles) from sources such as academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, and universities.
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly service which is especially useful for substantial reviews of recently published books.
JSTOR's Arts & Sciences Collections I through VIII and Mathematics & Statistics Collection provide complete backfiles of approximately 1500 core scholarly journal titles starting with the first issues. Note that there is a gap, usually 1 to 5 years, between the most recent issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.
Over 200 full text journal titles covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. Project MUSE titles are included in the Full Text Journals search in The Source.
Readers' Guide Retrospective (EBSCOhost)
1890-1982. Contains indexing of popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada.
A catalog of books and other materials from libraries worldwide.
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