Humanities

ABI/INFORM Dateline

(ProQuest) - Find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications.

Academic OneFile

(InfoTrac) - A good general source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social sciences, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Updated daily.

America: History & Life

(EBSCO) - America History and Life provides extensive coverage of the history and culture of America and Canada from "prehistory to the present." It includes journal articles, dissertations, and book reviews published since 1954. Abstracts are provided for most journal article citations.

American Film Institute Catalog

(Chadwyck/ProQuest) an authoritative resource on American film information. It covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976-2011. New records are added each year by the AFI's editorial team.

Art Index

(EBSCO/Wilson) - is the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published since 1984. Art Index Retrospective extends the coverage back to 1929.

Art Index Retrospective

(EBSCO/ Wilson) - extends the coverage of Art Index the basic periodical index in art. It indexes the contents of about 300 journals, mostly in English, in all areas of art, architecture, and design published from 1929 -1984. Art Index provides coverage from 1984 to the present.

ARTbibliographies Modern - ABM

(ProQuest) - Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Covers many aspects of modern and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists' books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry, illustration, and more, as well as the traditional fine arts of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. Architecture is not covered.

Arts & Humanities Full Text

(ProQuest) Search hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

Bibliography of the History of Art and RILA

(GETTY) - Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) are extensive indexes to the literature of western art history from the end of the ancient world to the present. It includes books and exhibition catalogs as well as journal articles.

Books & Authors

(GALE) - Search or browse genre fiction, nonfiction, and author biographies. Search or browse by period, theme or age group and broaden or narrow searches by author, title, series, awards and other criteria. Also, inlcudes an "if you like" feature.

Communication Source

(EBSCO) - includes coverage of more than 1,000 core titles and features full text for more than 600 active periodicals. The database offers abstracts, indexing and full-text content from publications worldwide pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields.  It includes a subject-specific thesaurus and searchable cited references. 

DAAI - Design and Applied Arts Index

(ProQuest) - The Design and Applied Arts Index contains over 130,000 annotated references from more than 500 design and craft journals and newspapers published from 1973 onwards, and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, firms etc. Research articles are covered, along with topical news items, conference and seminar reports, and book, video and exhibition reviews. DAAI also includes two supplementary databases: Education Directory, an international directory of universities and colleges that offer courses in design and craft subjects, and Periodicals Directory, an international directory of design and craft journals.

DAR: Design Abstracts Retrospective

(DesignInForm) - a retrospective complement to Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), covering design journals and yearbooks published between 1900 and 1987 AND a unique resource consisting of more than 11,000 profiles of designers, architects, craftspeople, photographers, studios and other institutions.

Design ProFiles

(DesignInForm) - is source of information on 20th and 21st-century designers and design firms. The database includes more than 11,000 names, with 5,000 additional names expected to be added this year. It is not a database of journal articles—use DAAI and DAR for articles—but a source of essentially biographical information with suggestions for (and sometimes links to) further information.

DesignInForm

(DesignInForm) - consists of three databases Design Abstracts Retrospective (DAR), Design ProFILES (DP) and ReVIEW. DAR is an abstracting and indexing service that aims to cover many of the most important design and applied arts journals and annuals published during the twentieth century. DP is a dictionary of design and designers that includes profiles of every single designer, architect, craftsperson, studio, workshop, etc. whose work is discussed or illustrated in the journals and yearbooks covered by DAR. ReView is an project to digitize many of the most important decorative and fine arts journals published in Europe and the USA during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online

(Gale) - Cross-search two or more of Gale's literature archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author Online. Search biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

(Oxford DRS) - Documents the full range of the African American experience during that period from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.

ERIC

(EBSCO) - offers access to many full-text journal articles as well as full-text ERIC documents available on Department of Education web site. Students and faculty wishing to conduct advanced searches will likely find this version easier to use than the open access version. Users also have access to some full-text journal articles not available through the Department of Education.

Ethnic NewsWatch: A History

(ProQuest) - is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses. This database contains the retrospective backfile of Ethnic NewsWatch titles with coverage from 1960 through 1989. (Access provided by the MBLC)

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920

Offers a wealth of primary source material related to women's lives in the US between 1800 and 1920. Searchable images, rare books, pamphlets, periodicals, and broadsides are included. Topics covered include politics, society, race, religion, health, cookery, family life, fashion and beauty, education, work, and farming. Fiction and children's prescriptive literature round out the selections.

Expanded Academic ASAP

(Gale/InfoTRAC) - This database provides citations and full-text access to journals in fields such as astronomy, religion, law, history, psychology, literature, art, sociology, general science, and communications, as well as covering current events.

FIAF Index to Film Periodicals Plus

(ProQuest) Search the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day. Many of these key titles are available in full text.

Film Index International

(ProQuest) "is a major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute. With a scholarly, inclusive approach to all areas of film studies - from the very first silent movies, to art house classics or the latest blockbusters - Film Index International provides truly international coverage, indexing films from over 170 countries". (description from the database)

GreenFile

(EBSCO) - a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

(Oxford DRS) - a comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. This reference work provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. Coverage includes materials in art practice (e.g. ink, enamel, digital materials); materials in conservation (e.g. adhesives); classes of artifacts (e.g. wallpaper, mosaic, ceramic); techniques and methods (e.g. book binding, gilding, printing, weaving), terms (e.g. rustication), tools (e.g. easel, laser), theory (e.g. technical examination, conservation controversies), fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

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