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Humanities Abstracts (1980-Present) Access
Find articles on topics in the humanities, including archaeology, classical studies, folklore, history, journalism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion. Find literary and political criticism. Find book reviews. What Is It? Abstracts for scholarly journal articles in the humanities. Covers archaeology, art, architecture, literature, history, music, philosophy and religion.

Index Islamicus (1906-Present) Access
Find journal articles and book chapters on the Middle East and the Muslim World. Find book reviews. What Is It? Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere.

Philosopher's Index (1940-Present) Access
Find scholarly material on philosophers and philosophical theories. Find reviews of books on philosophy and related fields. Find philosophical perspectives on other disciplines. What Is It? An index to citations and abstracts of scholarly articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and book reviews on philosophy and related fields, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics.

RAMBI Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (1966-current)
To identify articles published on Jews, Judaism and Judaica, especially as related to Israel. What Is It? A selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Israel. Material listed in RAMBI is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages - mainly from the holdings of the National Library of Israel. Look for journal titles in FRANCIS or use ILLiad to request full-text through interlibrary loan.

Religion Index (1949-Present) Access
Find scholarly articles about world religions. Locate articles that refer to or are about specific scriptural passages. Study religious perspectives on politics and various social issues. What Is It? An index for articles, books and essays covering religious topics based on religions around the world, and religious perspectives on various issues. Created by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

Additional Resources

America: History and Life (1964-Present) Access What Is It? An index to scholarly articles, dissertations, and book reviews on the history and culture of North America (United States and Canada) from prehistory to the present. Covers approximately 1,800 journals.

Why Use It? Research the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Find reviews of books written by historians.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (1971-Present) Access What Is It? Index to scholarly articles, books and book chapters in Asian history and culture. Includes citations to all articles from the 100 most-used journals in Asian studies. See also print index (Sawyer REF DS5 .B52) covering materials published from 1941 to 1970.

Why Use It? Research Asian history, art, culture and literature.

Expanded Academic Index (1980-Present) Access What Is It? Multi-disciplinary index to scholarly academic and general interest periodicals.

Why Use It? Search for articles on a wide variety of subjects. Get a sense of how much has been written on your topic. Gather background information. Good place to start most research projects.

Handbook of Latin American Studies (1936-Present) What Is It? Bibliography on Latin America edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.

Why Use It? Search for scholarly articles and books about Latin America.

Historical Abstracts (1955-Present) Access What Is It? An index to books, scholarly articles, and dissertations in world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers approximately 2,300 journals.

Why Use It? Research world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Does not include book reviews.

Latino/a Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies (1800s - current) What Is It? An ongoing project and service of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S. (ACHTUS); it contains frequently updated bibliographical information on and by U.S. Latino/a Catholics and Episcopalians. In English and Spanish.

Why Use It? To find citations for scholarly articles and other material by or about US Hispanic Catholics and Episcopalians.

Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-Present) Access What Is It? One of three databases included in Web of Science. Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the social sciences. Disciplines covered include: Anthropology, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Women's Studies

Why Use It? Find who cited a particular paper. Track progress of research by moving backward and forward in time through a specified discipline. Search Tutorial

Sociological Abstracts (1952-Present) Access What Is It? Index to articles, conference proceedings and book reviews published in sociology journals and related fields such as anthropology, economics, education, linguistics, medicine, philosophy, political science, and social psychology.

Why Use It? Research topics in sociology and related fields (anthropology, linguistics, political science, economy). Search for conference proceedings, dissertations and book reviews.

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