- New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
See the entries on the identity of persons and the idea of the person.
- Encyclopedia of Philosophy
See the entries on personal identity and identity.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
See the entry on Thoreau, personal identity, and morality and identity.
- Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
See the entries on identity theory and self.
- Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau
- Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf
- Encyclopedia of Religion
See entries on Mircea Eliade, ecstasy and shamanism.
- Grove Art Online
Comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 vols.), The Oxford Companion to Western Art, edited by Hugh Brigstocke (2001), The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1998, 4 vols.), and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Articles that have been added or updated since their appearance in print are date-stamped in the upper right corner of the screen.
- For further encyclopedias please consult the E-Reference Resources list on the Library's homepage or ask for advice.
Books and scholarly journal articles can be found through a variety of online catalogs and journal indexes to which the Library subscribes. Read the index/database description carefully before selecting a resource. Good starting points are:
Books and book chapters in the Library's print collection are a good source of critical literature. Books that are not owned by the Library can be found via WorldCat.
Subject search example: self in literature
Subject search example: "gender identity in art"
Subject search example: shamanism
Subject search example: "ecstasy" NOT "drug"
Books that are not owned by Falvey Memorial Library can be found via WorldCat. WorldCat is an online catalog that includes the collections of most U.S. libraries as well as a large number of libraries abroad. Titles owned by the Library are tagged, titles not held by Falvey can be requested through interlibrary loan with the Borrow from another library link. WorldCat uses the same Library of Congress subject headings as the Library's catalog. The Export feature makes it possible to download selected references into a RefWorks account.
- MLA International Bibliography
Consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. Includes citations to articles from over 3000 journals and series published internationally, as well as monographs, collections, and various types of reference works.
- ATLA Religion Database
Includes citations to journal articles and essays.
- Humanities Full Text
Indexes and abstracts articles in archaeology, art , classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history and world literature.
- Academic OneFile
- Art Full Text
Indexes key international English-language arts publications.
For further indexes of scholarly journals please consult the Subject Guides page on the Library’s homepage or ask for advice.
The Library owns a large number of art books with excellent reproductions of art works. The complete oeuvre of an artist is sometimes available in a catalogue raisonne and can be found in the Library's catalog:
Keyword search example: Kahlo and exhibitions
The physical description field on the description tab in the Library's catalog identifies whether a book has illustrations: ill. stands for illustrated and col. ill. stands for colored illustrations.
Example: ill* AND "art japanese"
High quality images with detailed meta data about materials used, work types, repositories, and subjects. The Advanced Search interface has a search by creator option.
- Grove Art Online
Images of artists and their art can be found by clicking on the image tab. The image tab also has a number of links to external images. Most of these links go to art museum web sites.
First Year Experience & Humanities Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Rob LeBlanc is the subject librarian for Ethics and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.