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Research Resources: Subject Guides: Classics


  1. Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
  2. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
  3. Selected Online Resources

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of the social sciences. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse). Covers 1980 to the present.

Digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, humanities, and the social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage them for scholarship and teaching. Please see the ARTstor Help Wiki for additional information.

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
Archive of a literature index that covers European and American art from late antiquity to contemporary. The literature includes books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 1,400 periodicals. Publication coverage is approximately 1973 to 2008.

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Historical Abstracts
This database covers world history (excluding United States and Canada), including military history, women's history, and more. It provides indexing of more than 1,800 academic journals back to 1955.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
Indexes articles from English-language periodicals in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields. Covers 1907 to 1984.

Humanities Full Text
Full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Coverage is indexing and abstracting beginning in 1984 and full-text beginning in 1994.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field. Publications covered include at least 500 core journals, with subject areas including European, American and Global art; decorative arts and antiques; museum studies and conservation; archaeology; folk art; and architectural history. Covers 2008 to the present.

Access to more than a thousand academic journals in 53 disciplines and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources. Coverage of individual titles varies but can span 19th century through current year.

MLA International Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters, and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Coverage is 1963 to the present.

Oxford Art Online
Gateway into art research and the access point for Oxford art reference publications, including Grove Art Online, with its tens of thousands of subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations, and images.

Project Muse
Full-text access to current content from scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Projekt Dyabola
Access to three bibliographic databases covering arts of the antiquities--Archäologische Jahresbibliographie, Monographien der Bibliographie zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Europas (RGK), and Eurasienbibliographie des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Coverage varies. Some overlap with the resource, Zenon DAI, below. The first two databases listed in this description are available in English by clicking on the English flag to the right of the database name.

TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists)
Searchable access to the tables of contents of about 185 journals of interest to classicists. TOCS-IN covers published works from 1992 to the present, and approximately 15% of the articles indexed are available full text.

Zenon DAI (Deutsches Archaological Institute)
Catalog of the German Archaeological Institute, available through a free interface. Some overlap with the resource, Projekt Dyabola, above. Coverage is generally 1956 to the present.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Bibliographies

Selected Online Resources

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