Books

Explore the Library’s monograph collection with the help of the Books & Media file of the catalog. Books that are not available can be requested through interlibrary loan. Expect to wait for about a week.
Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
Women - History - To 500
Women - History - To 500 - Sources
Sex Role - History - To 500
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt - d. 30 B.C.
Egypt - History - 332-30 B.C.

Falvey Library 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.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.
Use the book tab to limit search result to books and book chapters.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Use these services to request delivery of books and journal articles that are not locally available.

Encyclopedias, Companions & Handbooks

Journal Articles

The Library subscribes to a large number of history journals. Use the E-Journal Finder or the Articles file in the Library's catalog to look for known references. Request articles from journals that are not part of the Library's collections through interlibrary loan. The Library's blue Findit button serves as a bridge to the full text.
Trying to decipher a journal abbreviation?
Check the journal abbreviations lists below for the full journal title:
Abbreviations for titles of Classical/Medieval Studies journals (L'Annee Philologique)
Bibliographical Abbreviations (compiled for the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum)
Abbreviations for Assyriology (Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, University of Oxford)

Gender Studies Database (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals in many disciplines on topics relevant to gender studies. Includes abstracts for most citations. Coverage goes back to the early seventies.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included.

Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals in the humanities.

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

green_pin.gifTrying to decipher a journal abbreviation?
Check the journal abbreviations lists below for the full journal title:
Abbreviations for titles of classical/medieval studies journals (L'Annee Philologique)
Bibliographical Abbreviations (compiled for the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum)

Citing Your Sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide.