Falvey Library Catalog WorldCat (OCLC)
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option. Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image). 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.
New Catholic Encyclopedia
A scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities. This work covers topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies.
]Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd Ed.
]Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
André Vauchez, Ed. First published 1997 in French by Editions du Cerf; first published in English in 2001 by James Clarke and Co.
A collaborative work of over 600 scholars from more than forty countries, the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages provides 3,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. It explores art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact.
]New Cambridge Medieval History (7 vols.)
All 7 volumes are available online. Print copies are shelved on the 1st floor in Falvey West: D117 .N48 1995
A comprehensive history of Europe from 500 to 1500 AD written by leading international scholars.
]Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Articles, Book Chapters, Essays
American Theological Library Association Iter: Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe from 400-1700
A bibliography of more than 300 scholarly journal titles pertaining to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. International Medieval Bibliography (Brepols)
The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB) is a current, comprehensive bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide. Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. It has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes film scholars, college students, and general viewers.
Research Support Librarian for Languages & Literatures
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Susan Ottignon is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests. For more information about Romance Languages and Literatures See the Department Webpage.