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Databases: Arts & Humanities

See also the following websites: Art & Art History, Literature, Philosophy & Religion

Search multiple databases for books, articles, & more

Search box includes WebPAC (Catalog), Academic Search Premier, Artstor Digital Library, Biography Reference Bank, Biography Reference Center, Britannica Academic, eBook Collection, ERIC, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Literature Resource Center, MasterFILE Complete, Newswires, OmniFile Full Text Select, Opposing Viewpoints, Points of View Reference Center, and the following websites: British Library EThOs, DASH, Directory of Open Access Journals, Europeana, Gallica Bibliothèque Numérique, LUNA Commons, Manuscriptorium Digital Library, OAPEN Library, Persée, RECERCAT, and TDX.

eBooks, Magazine & Journal Articles

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
    4,500+ full-text journals from all academic disciplines with abstracts and indexing from an additional 8,000.
  • ClasePeriodica (FirstSearch)
    Includes Clase, an index of Latin American periodicals in the social sciences and humanities.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    More than 40,000 eBooks on a wide selection of topics. Many are available for checkout and offline viewing. [ Downloading EBSCOhost eBooks ]
  • MasterFILE Complete (EBSCOhost)
    Multidisciplinary database providing full text from magazines, newspapers, journals, reference books, and primary source documents.
  • OmniFile Full Text Select (EBSCOhost)
    Full text articles from roughly 1,000 magazines and journals covering a variety of disciplines including the arts and humanities.

Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • Credo Reference
    A selection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books. Subject areas include art, foreign languages, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.
  • CultureGrams
    Cultural profiles of over 170 countries plus information on each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A collection of encyclopedias covering the arts, biography, history, literature, multicultural studies, philosophy, and religion.

Image Libraries

  • Artstor Digital Library
    A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images.
    "A growing collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums."


  • Literature Resource Center
    Access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
  • Literature Resources from Gale
    Allows cross-searching of two literary databases - Literature Resource Center and LitFinder.
  • LitFinder
    Find poems, short stories, essays, plays, speeches, plus author biographies and pictures.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus
    Find just the right fiction or nonfiction book for children from kindergarten through grade 8.
  • NoveList Plus
    Find recommendations, reviews, and series information for fiction and nonfiction books.


  • World Religions Online
    A comprehensive guide to the world's major religions and spiritual traditions. Contains essays, biographies, videos, and images.


  • Digital Theatre Plus
    High quality theatrical productions, interviews, analyses of play texts, and other resources for educators, students, and theatre professionals. Off-campus users must request username/password from library staff.
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