- The library's catalog
Use the Library's online catalog to find books on any topic. A search for Genesis will generate an overwhelming list of titles, which will include the text itself, commentaries on and criticism of Genesis as well as numerous random results. Use the subject search option and/or the facets on the results screen to further narrow your search or search for a particular book of Genesis only such as "Genesis III". For further examples see below:
subject search: Bible O.T. Genesis
subject search: Bible N.T. Matthew
subject search: Bible N.T. Romans
Find more criticism on books of the Old and New Testament.
keyword search: Homer and Iliad
subject search: Homer and Iliad
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat identifies books available in Falvey Library and offers an inter-library loan request option for books not available in Falvey Library.
- E-Z Borrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan is available for books and journals that are not owned by Falvey. EZ-Borrow is generally faster than interlibrary loan, since the books come from a local library network. EZ-Borrow can also be used for books that the Library owns, but which are currently unavailable.
Scholarly Journal Articles
Looking for scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles? The Library subscribes to numerous online indexes/databases of scholarly journals. Below are links to some of the Library's databases suitable for your paper, but remember that this is but a small selection of the Library's total subscriptions. Feel free to ask for further suggestions.
- Humanities Full Text
Indexes and abstracts articles in more than 300 periodicals in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature.
- Literature Resource Center
Biographies, bibliographies and analysis of over 115,000 authors. In-depth coverage of 2000 of the most studied authors. See entries on Homer, The Iliad and Genesis.
- ATLA Religion Database
Indexes and abstracts books and journals in the field of religion. Take advantage of the Scripture Citation Search feature in the drop down search menu.
- MLA International Bibliography
Contains citations to articles from scholarly journals concerned with literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Use the FindIt button to link to the full text.
Note that you can limit to English language references.
- Academic OneFile
This is an index to journals in all subject areas. Contains some full-text and numerous references to articles published in popular magazines, but is less in-depth than specialized indexes such as MLA International Bibliography and Philosopher's Index. Use the FindIt button to link to the full text whenever necessary.
- Philosopher's Index
Indexes and abstracts books and more than 480 journals of philosophy and related fields in many languages. Use the FindIt button to link to the full text. Note that you can limit to English language references.
Your gateway to the full text of journal articles.
Links to content: Links to the full text online and print holdings are listed here, if the Library has access.
Use ILLIAD to request... : Submit an interlibrary loan request and receive a digital version of the article via e-mail. Expect to wait 3-7 days. Use the same form to request print journals and articles from remote storage.
Catalog Search: Use the link to the Library's catalog to verify current print subscriptions.
Watch this short clip from the libraries at the University of Washiington for a fun definition of the peer-review process.
This is but a small selection of the subject encyclopedias available in the Library. Ask a librarian for help if you would like to find more encyclopedias.
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Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for the Augustine & Culture Seminar and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.