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Ancient Near East


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

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WorldCat (OCLC)
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WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

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Journal Articles

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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.
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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
Searchable collection of recent full-text humanities, social science and mathematics journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

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)
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  Art Full Text (EBSCO)

  Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984 (EBSCO)

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Chicago Manual of Style Online
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