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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

Top Resources

  1. 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.
  2. Index to high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields.
  3. This full text resource provides access to scholarly sources in the humanities.
  4. Scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities.
  5. Covers all aspects of philosophy.
  6. Index to Medieval and Renaissance journals and books.
  7. Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Religion.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Canadian & United States history
  3. All aspects and periods of art.
  4. Bibliographic index of topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues.
  5. Encyclopedia of the first five centuries of Church History.
  6. An online resource which links correspondence among writers from the early modern period.
  7. History of the world outside of Canada & the United States.
  8. The international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. It provides access to research published since 1906 in the field of Islamic Studies.
  9. Search or browse contents of scholarly journals
  10. Multidisciplinary Bibliography of Europe, North Africa and the Near East (300-1500)
  11. Searchable, archival collection of core academic articles, books, and primary sources in arts, humanities and social sciences.
  12. Full-text books and correspondence by seminal figures in the humanities, social sciences and literature.
  13. The electronic version of Migne's Patrologia Graeca, which contains more than 160 volumes of Greek material (with Latin translations) relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church before 1439.
  14. An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  15. Humanities and social science ebooks and journals.
  16. Full text encyclopedia articles on philosophers, philosophical themes, world philosophies, and world religions.
  17. 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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