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.
Suggested Library of Congress subjects:
Middle East - Civilization - To 622
Iraq - Civilization - To 634
Egyptian language - Writing, Hieroglyphic
King of Egypt
Akkadian language - Texts
Egyptian language - Inscriptions
Mix and match subjects:
Assyria - Babylonia - Egypt - Nubia - Levant - Middle East - Mediterranean Region - Assyro-Babylonian - Religion - Writing - Architecture - Art - Coins - Women - Kings and Rulers - Gods - Relief - Signs and Symbols - Cuneiform writing - Writing, Hieroglyphic - Akkadian language - Egyptian language - Sources - Texts - Inscriptions - Papyri - Hammurabi - Gilgamesh - Mythology - [Names of individuals and places] ....
Suggested keyword searches:
Egypt and Nubia
Mesopotamia and neighbors

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.

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.

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.


Encyclopedias, Companions & Handbooks

The Library has a large collection of reference works, most of them in electronic format. Discover relevant encyclopedias, handbooks and companions through a search in the Articles & more file of the Library's catalog. Simply limit your search results to Reference under Format.

Gale Virtual Reference Library  Tutorial
Offers access to a collection of digital encyclopedias.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World (Wiley-Blackwell)

Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell)
Covers all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world including the Near East and Egypt. Recent updates are not available.

A Companion to Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell)

A Companion to Ancient Egypt (Wiley-Blackwell)

Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

Cambridge Ancient History

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (Wiley-Blackwell)

Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East


Journal Articles

JSTOR is an archive of important core journals and books in the humanities. Current content is not always included, but JSTOR indicates 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.
Book reviews appear as journal articles, but do not count as articles in your bibliography.
Use the Book tab to limit search result to book chapters and books.

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 (Indiana University Libraries, based on L'Annee Philologique)
Bibliographical Abbreviations (compiled for the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum)

Project Muse
Provides full-text access to books and journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

TOCS-IN (University of Toronto)
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)
Indexes and abstracts academic journals, magazines, and book reviews in the humanities. Includes abstracts and selected full text. Coverage extends back to 1984.

  Art Full Text (EBSCO)  Tutorial

  Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)

Find high quality images of paintings, sculptures, coins, and more.


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 for easy reference.


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