searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets
such as topic, era, language
. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
Architecture - Egypt
Pyramids - Egypt
Temples - Egypt
Funeral rites and ceremonies - Egypt
Examples of keyword searches:
"ancient Egypt" and art*
Egypt and pyramid*
(Start out with a keyword search for proper names and use the subject link in one of the retrieved records to link to all other books about a subject.)
Or simply browse the library's collection of books on Egyptian art and architecture online or in person. The collection is located on the third floor of the building.
Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.
The often extensive bibliographies in dissertations can be invaluable. Hard to find primary sources may be transcribed and translated in the appendix.
Waraksa, Elizabeth A. 2007. "Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct: Context and Ritual Function." Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.
JSTOR is an archive of important core journals in the humanities. Current content is not available. JSTOR indicates which years are covered. TOCS-IN
The Advanced Search feature has journal limits by discipline such as Classical Studies and Archaeology. You can further limit to keywords in title, abstract, or author field. Item type, language and publication date range are other available search limits.
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Religion journals. Covers published works from 1992-present. Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities with the full text of articles from over 300 periodicals and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature. The database also provides coverage of interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more. Art Full Text (EBSCO)
An index to art journals. Coverage goes back to 1994. Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Index to art journals published from 1929-1984. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)
The single most important bibliographical research tool for research in architecture, urban design, historic preservation and urban planning history. ARTstor
Find high quality images of paintings, sculptures, coins, and more.
Encyclopedias, Companions & Surveys
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
600 original articles written by leading scholars cover the ancient Egyptian civilization, from the pre-dynastic era to its eclipse in the seventh century CE. Topic covered include art, architecture, religion, language, literature, trade, politics, everyday social life and the culture of the court. Ancient Egypt, Companion to
Published in 2001.
Note that part VI of the Companion (chapters 35-45) is dedicated to The Visual Arts. Cambridge Ancient History
Published in 2010.
A comprehensive ancient history in fourteen volumes spanning prehistory to late antiquity. Volume 1.2 covers the early history of the Middle East from 3000 to 1750 B.C. Volume 2.1. covers the history of the Middle East and the Aegean Region from 1800 to 1380 B.C. Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
Click here to find more encyclopedias, companions and surveys in the online catalog.
Citing Your Sources
Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies. Creating a RefWorks Account
Short powerpoint presentation on how to sign up for your own RefWorks account. Never type a bibliography again!