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Indexes French-language academic journals in the humanities and social sciences. Villanova researchers have full text access to the current content of humanities journals. Offers open access to its archive. Supported by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Centre National du Livre.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)
Indexes core journals in the arts and humanities. Includes citing and cited references for each article. Search fields include article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, address word (i.e., author's institution), and funding agency. Coverage goes back to 1991.
Film & Television Literature Index (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, popular magazines, and books in the fields of film and television. Includes abstracts for scholarly journal articles. Topics range from film & television theory to preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, and technical aspects. Coverage goes back to the early 20th century and includes foreign language publications.
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.
MLA International Bibliography (ProQuest)
Provides citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of literature, language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, and folklore. International in scope; coverage from 1926 to the present. Includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
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Lexis Nexis Academic Limitations on Use
Now Nexis Uni. Provides full text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.
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Organizing & Citing Your Sources
Organizing Your Sources
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