Franklin &  Marshall College Library



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Chinese Civilization

in the Pre-Modern Age


Ref DS 735 .Z4 H39 1997

Encyclopedia of China
Ref DS 705 .P47 1999

The Cambridge encyclopedia of China
Ref DS 705 .C35

Dictionary of Chinese history
Ref DS 733 .D54 1979


Companion encyclopedia of Asian philosophy
Ref B121 .C66 1997

Great thinkers of the Eastern world
Ref B 5005 .G74


Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese art
Ref N 7340 .M78 1981


Great literature of the Eastern World
Ref PJ 307 .G74


Companion encyclopedia of the history of Medicine
Science Library Ref R 131 .C65




F&M College Library

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NOTE: There are no journal articles in the catalog!

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Analyze your topic or research question and break it down into its key concepts, which becomes the Keyword search. Once you have found a record for an item that looks useful, click on a Subject Heading to retrieve other items with similar content.


Topic/Research Question: T'ang poetry: further exploration of Wang Wei, Li Po, or Tu Fu

Search Statement: "t'ang poetry"

Subject Heading:
Chinese poetry--T'ang dynasty, 618-907--History and criticism


Inter-Library Loan

Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a free service through which the F&M library obtains for members of the F&M community materials not owned by F&M. To use ILL, complete the online request form as completely and accurately as possible. You do not have to know at what library the material you need can be found--ILL takes care of that for you. ILL requests typically take between 5 and 10 days to be fulfilled. ILL articles are yours to keep, and will be sent to your campus mail box. ILL books are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk, and circulate for the amount of time indicated by the lending library.


Art Abstracts

An index to a wide variety of international English-language arts publications.

Indexing: 1982-present
Abstracting: 1984-present
Select full-text: 1994-present

Art Index
Ref Index Area/Microforms Room
Indexing: 1929-1982


Humanities Abstracts

Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields.

Indexing: 1982-present
Abstracting: 1984-present
Select full-text: 1994-present

Index to International Periodicals (in the Humanities & Social Sciences)
Ref Index Area
Indexing: 1920-1965

Social Sciences & Humanities Index
Ref Index Area
Indexing: 1965-1974

Humanities Index
Ref Index Area
Indexing: 1974-1982


Philosopher's Index
The comprehensive scholarly database covering book and journals in philosophy.


ATLA (American Theological Library Association)
Comprehensive database in religious and theological scholarship. Includes index citations, journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews.


Music Literature (RILM: Repertoire Internationale de Litterature Musicale)
Over 200,000 citations on international music describing books, articles, and dissertations.


Features basic information regarding virtually every life science discipline, such as biology and medicine.


Social Science Full Text
Indexes English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields.



Search Engines/Portals





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1. Authority: Who is responsible for the content? Are they an expert on the topic? Does the author identify her/him/them-self?

2. Objectivity: Why was the site created? Is the information presented with a minimum of bias? Is the site meant to persuade the reader?

3. Content: What is presented? Is the content focused, or does it stray all over the place? Is the site appropriate for research/scholarly purposes? Is the design of the site more important than the content?

4. Accuracy: Does the site feature a list of sources, or bibliography, or links to other similar sites? Are other authorities cited?

5. Currency: Is the web site current? Is it currently being maintained? Is there indication of when it was last updated anywhere on the page?


TIP: When using a web site for research,
print a copy of the first page for verification.


For more information, contact Lisa Stillwell,
User Education & Outreach Librarian, ext. 3844.

 last updated: 10/02, ls