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Egyptian Mummies & Modern Science

jseibert Jutta Seibert
Team Leader - Academic Integration
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 228
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Encyclopedias, Companions & General Histories

Encyclopedia of Ancient History
See the sections on hygiene, diagnosis, disease, medicine and public health.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
See the sections on mummification, disease, medicine and deformity.

Ancient Egypt, Companion to
See chapter 21 on science and technology.

Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Cambridge Ancient History
A comprehensive ancient history in fourteen volumes spanning prehistory to late antiquity.

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook
See chapter 33 on paleopathology and anthropology.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
See the essay on mummification.

Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
Includes essays on mummies of ancient Egypt, ancient Egyptian beliefs and traditions, and Egyptian perceptions of death.

Cambridge World History of Human Disease

Science and Its Times
Includes essays on doctors, drugs and death in ancient Egypt, mummies and embalming.

Access Science (McGraw-Hill)
Includes articles about paleopathology and bioarcheology.

Books

Catalog
Keyword and subject 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 or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.
Selected books and articles on mummies and mummification in the Falvey collection.
Subjects:  paleopathology and mummies
Subjects:  radiography and mummies
Subjects:  diseases and mummies
Keywords:  Egypt* and mummi*

WorldCat (OCLC)
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
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.

Journal Articles

Trying to decipher a journal abbreviation?
Here is a handy list of journal abbreviations for classical and medieval studies journals courtesy of Indiana University Libraries.

JSTOR
JSTOR is an archive of important core journals in the humanities. Current content is not available. JSTOR indicates which years are covered.
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.

PubMed
PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Click for downloadable instructions.

Articles & More Search
Quick search for scholarly journal articles across disciplines. Don't forget to limit search results to articles from peer-reviewed journals. While it doesn't provide access to everything the library has to offer, it is an excellent starting point for your searches.

Citing Your Sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 16th edition of the standard style manual used by writers and editors of scholarly books and journals.
Available online and in print. For a quick introduction watch the online tutorial A Brief Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.

Chicago-style Citation Quick Guide
Available free online.

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