Encyclopedias, Companions & Handbooks

Books & Chapters

Find books in the Library’s collection with a Books & Media search. Start with keywords that describe your topic and use the hyperlinked subjects in the book records to reduce and focus search results. Notice facets such as topic and language which will further narrow results. Subject searches can significantly increase or decrease the number of results. For a more comprehensive review of the literature consult WorldCat and use the integrated Borrow from other libraries feature to request books which are not locally available.

Books & Media
Includes records of all print and e-books owned by the Library. Use the Online collection facet to limit results to ebooks.

Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies and expert commentary on current scholarship in selected disciplines.

Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested through inter-library loan.

EZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Use the Articles/Chapters form to request digital scans of book chapters. Check the Library website for availability of interlibrary borrowing for print books.

Journal Articles

Iter Bibliography (University of Toronto)
An index to journal articles, book reviews, book chapters and books about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Art Full Text (EBSCO)
Art Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from art, art history and architecture journals. Full-text coverage is available for selected periodicals.

An archive of full-text core journals and e-books.


Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is an archive of public domain and freely-licensed images.

Artstor (ITHAKA)  Tutorial  Access Instructions
ARTstor is a digital image library.

Falvey Library Catalog
The Library's art collection includes many exhibition catalogs with reproductions of art works.