Falvey Library Catalog (Books & Media)
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.

Examples of Library of Congress subjects:
Art, Egyptian
Architecture - Egypt
Pyramids - Egypt
Temples - Egypt
Funeral rites and ceremonies - Egypt

Examples of keyword searches:
"ancient Egypt" and art*
Egypt and pyramid*
(Start out with a keyword search for proper names and use the subject link in one of the retrieved records to link to all other books about a subject.)

Or simply browse the library's collection of books on Egyptian art and architecture online or in person. The collection is located on the third floor of the building.
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.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.
The often extensive bibliographies in dissertations can be invaluable. Hard to find primary sources may be transcribed and translated in the appendix.
Waraksa, Elizabeth A. 2007. \"Female Figurines from the Mut Precinct: Context and Ritual Function.\" Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 2007.

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.

Journal Articles


  TOCS-IN (University of Toronto)

  Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)

  Art Full Text (EBSCO)  Tutorial

  Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)

  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (ProQuest)

  Artstor (ITHAKA)  Tutorial  Access Instructions

Encyclopedias, Companions & Surveys

  Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

  A Companion to Ancient Egypt (Wiley-Blackwell)

  Cambridge Ancient History

  Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

Click here to find more encyclopedias, companions and surveys in the online catalog.