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Courses in the Humanities Department cover a wide range of areas. Read the database description to determine which database(s) are the best for your topic.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Humanities Librarian, Ivana Niseteo, at iniseteo@sfu.ca.

Top Resources

  1. Full-text access (where available) and citation references to scholarly sources (1900 - present) in the humanities, including: scholarly articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, performance reviews, etc.
  2. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  3. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  4. Tables of contents with some external links to around 160 Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, from 1992-present. Articles from electronic journals are not included.
  5. Literature on Islam, the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities around the world.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Literature on all aspects of U.S. and Canadian history, culture and current affairs from prehistory to present. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.
  3. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  4. An index to papers published in conference proceedings with citation information for the social sciences and humanities.
  5. Christian church history from 0-500 CE. Contains: over 220 original Greek and Latin language texts with online dictionary links, English translations, textual notes and a search feature; information on over 800 people and themes and 230 Church Councils; and external links to complete texts and translations.
  6. Over 77,000 letters between over 10,000 people in Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to mid 19th century, with scholarly annotations.
  7. An index to peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging scientific fields in response to rapidly changing research fields and interdisciplinary scholarship to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines.
  8. Abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, dissertations on the history of the world outside, excluding Canada and the United States, since 1450. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.
  9. An index to a wide range of important journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  10. Articles published from 1907-present. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  11. Citation information, abstracts, and external links to research publications (1967 present) about Europe, North America and the Islamic world during 300-1500. Covers: archaeology, arts, classics, historiography, language, literature, music, philosophy, political thought, religion, social history, and theology etc.
  12. Citation information for over 1.3 million books, book reviews, dissertations, essays, and journal articles about the time period 400 1700 CE; a finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts (Iter Italicum); an iconographic index of baptismal fonts (Baptisteria Sacra Index).to Medieval and Renaissance journals and books.
  13. Open-access, peer-reviewed journals across the humanities disciplines, including: classics, modern languages and cultures, philosophy, theology and history, to political theory, sociology, anthropology, film and new media studies, and digital humanities.
  14. Full-text of the works and correspondences by important figures in the humanities, social sciences, political science, theology, and literature. In the original language and English translations.
  15. Greek material (with Latin translations) related to the history of the Christian Church before 1439.
  16. Full text of the writings of the Christian Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers from 2nd-13th centuries CE. Includes: all prefatory material; original texts; critical apparatus and indexes, with Migne's column numbers.
  17. Humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed academic journals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies world-wide.
  18. Encyclopedia articles on philosophers, philosophical themes, world philosophies, and world religions.
  19. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research. A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.
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