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Databases: Arts & Humanities

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

Search for articles in multiple databases

Searches Academic Search Premier, Credo Reference, CultureGrams (States Edition), eLibrary, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, OmniFile Full Text Select, Opposing Viewpoints, and SIRS Researcher.

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 ]
  • 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
    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.


  • 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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