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:
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.
E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
A catalog of library holdings worldwide. WorldCat will indicate any local library holdings and also offers an inter-library loan request option.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
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.
Encyclopedias, Companions & General Histories
JSTOR is an archive of important core journals in the humanities. Current content is generally not available. JSTOR records indicate which years are covered.
The Advanced Search feature has journal limits by discipline such as Classical Studies and Archaeology. You can further limit to keywords in title, abstract, or author field. Item type, language and publication date range are other available search limits.
Trying to decipher a journal abbreviation?
Check the journal abbreviations lists below for the full journal title:
Library Catalog / Articles & more
Find scholarly journal articles by selecting Articles & more from the drop down menu of the Library's search box. Enter your keywords and limit search results to peer-reviewed journals and journal articles.
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies and Religion journals. Covers published works from 1992-present.
Humanities Full Text (EBSCO)
Includes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities and includes some full text articles.
Art Full Text (EBSCO)
An index to art journals. Coverage goes back to 1994.
Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)
Index to art journals published from 1929-1984.
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Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.
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